St. Rita Bus Transportation Information

St. Rita High School is committed to providing students with the most efficient, affordable and safest transportation possible. Our (7) privately owned shuttle buses allow students to have a convenient commute at a lower cost. All bus routes have morning, after-school (3:00 p.m.) and after-activities (5:45 p.m.) availability.

For the 2017-18 school year, St. Rita has (7) private bus routes to Lincoln Park/Lakeview, Bridgeport, Southeast Suburbs/Indiana, Southwest Suburbs/Plainfield, Garfield Ridge/Midway, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, and many other areas. 

For the 2018-19 school year, St. Rita plans to offer (7) bus routes with (4) pick-up and drop-off locations (at local grammar schools or other stops) along each of the (7) routes.  Students/Parents will be responsible for getting to one of the (4) stops each morning to meet the St. Rita mini-bus.  St. Rita plans to offer service in the following areas:  Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Alsip, Crestwood, Garfield Ridge, Midway, Bridgeport, Canaryville, Lansing, Calumet City, Plainfield, Lemont, Bolingbrook, Darien, LaGrange, and more.  

Pick-up and drop-off locations will be decided based on student ridership.

Please register as soon as possible, as routes fill up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transportation costs for 2017-18 are as follows:

Western Suburbs and Calumet City/Lansing Route:  One-Way transportation is available for $1,300 per year, or round-trip is available for $1,700 per year.

All other routes:  One-Way transportation is available for $1,150 per year, or round-trip is available for $1,550 per year.

One-way Metra transportation cost is $500 and round-trip is $600.


Metra Rail System

St. Rita offers the Metra Rail, Southwest Service (SWS) as an option for students. Students are picked up and dropped off at the Wrightwood Station (79th & Kedzie) before school, after school and after activities by a St. Rita shuttle bus.

The Southwest Metra Line provides round-trip Metra service to students in areas such as Chicago Ridge, Homer Glen, Lockport, Manhattan, Frankfort, New Lenox, Mokena, Oak Lawn, Orland, Palos, and Worth.

Students who live in downtown Chicago may also use the Metra Southwest Line into the Wrightwood Station from Union Station.

There are discounted student ticket rates available through Metra, when purchasing with a valid high school I.D.  Students and Parents can visit their closest Metra line to acquire these discounted tickets.  Students are encouraged to download the Ventra app on their phone to simplify the ticket-buying experience.  Students pay by credit card for their tickets and show their student ID and phone app to the conductor.

Visit www.metrarail.com for complete schedule and fare information.


Transportation registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Specific bus route information will be posted as soon as it's available. Again, locations will be determined based on ridership.

Register for bus service today:

Student Name *
Student Name
Class Year *
Parent Name *
Parent Name
Parent Cell Phone *
Parent Cell Phone
Student Cell Phone *
Student Cell Phone

Please contact Mrs. Sharon Smolik at ssmolik@stritahs.com or (773) 925-6600 ext. 6620 for transportation questions.