Rockford to Janesville bus

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Rockford - Janesville Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Rockford to Janesville. Traveling by bus from Rockford to Janesville usually takes around 40 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance29 mi (46 km)
Shortest duration0h 40m
Cheapest price€0.93
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceVan Galder
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Rockford to Janesville?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Rockford to Janesville. 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 Galder110h 40m€1.18
  • Book Van Galder from Rockford to Janesville from €1. There are 11 trips per day offered by Van Galder from Rockford to Janesville and you can expect on average to pay for a Van Galder ticket to Janesville. In Rockford, Van Galder departs to Janesville from E Side Tranfer Ctr . In Janesville, Van Galder arrives at 3120 N Pontiac Dr .

    An average trip on Van Galder from Rockford to Janesville takes 0 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Van Galder offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Janesville.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 40 minutes to cover the 46 kilometers from Rockford to Janesville. 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.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Janesville at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all buses from Rockford to Janesville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Rockford to Janesville 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 Rockford to Janesville 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. Coach service runs from these airports and Union Station in Chicago to easily access the city. In addition, Amtrak Thruway coaches 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 Rockford?

Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Rockford:

  • E Side Tranfer Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Janesville?

Main arrival station: 3120 N Pontiac Dr

All buses from Rockford arrive at one main station in Janesville.

Bus stations in Janesville:

  • 3120 N Pontiac Dr

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