St. Rita Bus Transportation Information

St. Rita High School is committed to providing students with the most efficient, affordable and safest transportation possible. Our (8) privately owned shuttle buses allow students to have a convenient commute at a lower cost. All bus routes have morning, after-school (2:45 p.m.) and after-activities (5:45 p.m.) availability.

St. Rita has (8) private bus service routes to Lincoln Park/Lakeview, Bridgeport/South Loop, Southeast Suburbs, Indiana, Southwest Suburbs, Garfield Ridge, Midway, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, and many other areas. 

Routes are redrawn every year based on ridership. Please register as soon as possible, so we can determine this year's routes. Transportation costs for 2017-18 will range between $1,150 - $1,300 for one way transportation and $1,550 - $1,700 for round-trip transportation, depending on geographic location. 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, 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 conducter.

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Transportation registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017.

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

Register for bus service today:

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