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Student Bus Trips

Arrow charter bus used for student bus trips.


The Office of Residence Life at Drake University is delighted to make arrangements for a motor coach to bring you home for university-scheduled breaks. We are proud to partner with Arrow Stage Lines to offer you a comfortable ride home with other Drake University students. Arrow buses come fully-loaded with the following amenities:

  • Comfortable reclining seats with adjustable foot rests
  • Individual reading lights
  • Spacious restrooms
  • Overhead racks
  • Climate-controlled Air Conditioning and Heating
  • A waterproof luggage compartment
  • WiFi
  • Outlets
  • TV/DVD system

We also provide the Find My Coach feature from Arrow Stage Lines which will provide every passenger with a link to track their coach. Links will be sent out to passengers via email the day of their charter.

The cost per ticket is $194 for Chicagoland, $154 for the Twin Cities, and $141 for the Kansas City route, and each ticket is based on round-trip fares only. Seating is limited, and we operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is a 2-week cancellation window (ahead of departure date for that break on the schedule), where should we not have enough ridership to support the rental and
costs - we will need to cancel that particular route.
We always strongly encourage - early ticket purchasing.

You will receive a confirmation email when your order has been processed.
Please note tickets are non-refundable, unless the bus is overbooked or cancelled.

Register for the 2019-2020 bus trips

Please make sure to fill out the Rider Registration page in full, after you do so you will be routed to our secure payment site, Eventbrite.

Your reservation will not be considered complete until we receive both your Rider Registration and your payment.

Academic Year 2018-2019

To review the schedule click here: Bus Trip Schedules

1. It is the student's responsibility to be on time.
2. All departures and returns will be in the Olmsted Parking Lot.
3. Drake University is not responsible for loss or damage of personal items.



Click here for: Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Bus Trip Coordinator, (515) 271- 2427 or email

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