Janesville to Rockford bus

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Janesville - Rockford Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Janesville to Rockford. Traveling by bus from Janesville to Rockford usually takes around 59 minutes, but the fastest Van Galder bus can make the trip in 50 minutes.

Distance29 mi (46 km)
Shortest duration0h 50m
Cheapest price$1.36
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceVan Galder
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Janesville to Rockford?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Janesville to Rockford. Van Galder connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Van Galder121h 0m$2.07
  • Book Van Galder from Janesville to Rockford from $1. There are 12 Van Galder schedules from Janesville to Rockford and you can expect on average to pay for a Van Galder ticket to Rockford. In Janesville, Van Galder departs to Rockford from 3120 N Pontiac Dr and no other station. In Rockford, Van Galder arrives at E Side Tranfer Ctr and no other station.

    An average trip on Van Galder from Janesville to Rockford takes 1 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Van Galder trip will get you to Rockford in 0 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Van Galder offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Rockford.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 59 minutes to cover the 46 kilometers from Janesville to Rockford. However, the fastest bus only takes 50 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Janesville to Rockford, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Janesville to Rockford every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Janesville to Rockford without transferring.

City Information


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Located on the banks of the Rock River, Rockford is one of Illinois' best vacation destinations and the state's fourth-largest city. With its vast, green open spaces, golf courses, four rivers, and Rock Cut State Park, this city offers many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Rockford is often referred to as the City of Gardens, owing to its numerous beautifully-landscaped areas. The Anderson Japanese Gardens boasts the reputation of being one of the highest-quality Japanese gardens in North America, with picturesque water features and exotic plants; the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.

Head indoors to Rockford's museums on cooler days, including the Riverfront Museum Park and the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Finish the day with tickets for a show at the Coronado Performing Arts Centre and enjoy the atmospheric-style theatre and movie house's outstanding interior architecture.

Rockford is conveniently situated near three airports, Rockford International, Chicago O'Hare International, and Dane County Regional. Bus service runs from these airports and Union Station in Chicago to easily access the city. In addition, Amtrak Thruway buses connect Rockford to Amtrak's rail network, with destinations via train including Detroit, St. Louis, and even New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Janesville?

Main departure station: 3120 N Pontiac Dr

Most buses depart from the main station in Janesville.

All bus stations in Janesville:

  • 3120 N Pontiac Dr

Where does the bus arrive in Rockford?

Main arrival station: E Side Tranfer Ctr

The East Side Transfer Center (commonly shortened to just "E Side") is a bus station in Rockford. While some refer to it as just a Greyhound station, the center also services Van Galder Bus and Burlington Trailways. Together, the three carriers provide service across the Midwest, including Chicago. Within the transfer center, you can find a waiting room, vending machines, and restrooms. There are also benches outside if you'd prefer to get some fresh air while waiting. If you have time to kill, there's also a Subway and Cracker Barrel for a more substantial meal. For overnight connections, there are a number of convenient hotels just across I90.

Bus stations in Rockford:

  • E Side Tranfer Ctr

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