Semester and holiday breaks

Compass Coach and CMU partner to provide students with discounted rates for direct bus transportation between CMU and Chicago O'Hare, New Buffalo, Detroit Metro Airport, and downtown Detroit. Trips coincide with the beginning and end of every semester, as well as breaks within each semester.

For dates, itineraries and rates, please see

Daily to/from Chicago

By bus: An Indian Trails bus travels direct daily between Chicago's Union Station and CMU's campus. A slightly cheaper bus option includes a stop in East Lansing.

By train: The nearest train depot is located in East Lansing Buses run between East Lansing and Mount Pleasant daily.

Please consult the following official sites listed for exact up-to-date information.

Enterprise CarShare program

Consider leaving your car at home and bringing one less thing with you to school by taking advantage of the Enterprise CarShare program. It is an automated rental process where, once you're a member, all you need to rent an Enterprise CarShare vehicle is access to the internet. Vehicles are conveniently parked on campus and available 24/7. 

See complete details here.