If you can get yourself to Chicago’s Midway Airport
We can help you get to Stelle for just
…$2. (Yup, that’s right. 2 bucks)
We’ve had students from almost all 50 states and from 20 countries all over the world.
How Much Does it Cost to Fly into Midway?
Here are some average LOW fares we found.
– Atlanta to MDW: $161
– Minneapolis to MDW: $196
– New York to MDW: $208
– Seattle to MDW: $270
– Los Angles to MDW: $296
– Dallas to MDW: $248
There are some flights for quite a bit less if you hunt!
Here’s How it Works
Midway airport in Chicago is our closest airport and the main hub for Southwest Airlines. There is a shuttle service that runs repeatedly from Kankakee/Bourbonnais, IL, to Midway airport and then back again and it only cost $2 to ride.
It’s called the River Valley Metro.
Once you fly in and gather up your bags the River Valley Metro pick-up point is just outside the luggage claim area, lower level, door 2. Once you arrive in Kankakee/Bourbonnais we gotcha. It’s just a 30-minute drive for us to come and gather you up. We just ask that you let us know three days before so that we can coordinate our trips to town.
If you are attending one of our trainings we will pick you up at the shuttle and bring you to Stelle for free.
Please Note, our courses are taught in English.
What about O’Hare Airport?
Does your best flight deal land you at Chicago’s O’Hare field? While the $2 shuttle does not offer service to O’Hare, it is relatively easy to get to Midway from O’Hare by using the CTA’s public rail transportation. This adds to your travel time (allow two hours) but at a cost of $5-$10 for a day pass it might be worth it.
“L” Trains from O’Hare to Midway
At O’Hare you board The Blue Line train and ride it to the Clark/Lake Station. There you switch on to The Orange Line which brings you directly to Midway and the very terminal where you will find and board the $2 Metro shuttle to Kankakee/Bourbonnais (Lower Level – Door 2). And boom! We’ve got ya covered from there.
Information about traveling the CTA is available at https://www.flychicago.com/…/tofrom/ohare/pages/default.aspx
Bus and Train
What about the Union Station in Chicago?
The lowest carbon footprint (besides walking and biking) is to travel by bus or train. If a bus or train takes you to the Union Station in Chicago then ride the $3 CTA Orange Line to Midway airport to pick up the $2 Metro shuttle to us. Here are some great detailed instructions on how to get from ‘Union Station’ to the ‘Orange Line’ and then on to ‘Midway’ airport.
Other Cities Along the Line
If your bus or train line runs through either Kankakee/Bourbonnais, IL, or Pontiac, IL we will pick you up from either of these cities as well. Once again, 3 days notice help us in coordinating our trips.
When to Arrive for a Training?
If you are going to be traveling a good distance we highly recommend that you do this on the day before one of our trainings begins. This usually means you’ll be traveling on a Friday for a PDC that starts on Saturday at 1:00pm, or traveling on a Saturday for an Advanced training (in Design or Teaching) that starts on Sunday at 1:00pm. There is no extra charge for coming in early whether you are renting a room or setting up your tent. There are no scheduled meals before the course starts so please bring some extra food with you. There are no ‘restaurants’ in Stelle.
You Are Committed – We Are Too
If you are willing to trust us with your permaculture education and commit your time/money and travel all the way to us, we feel a reciprocal commitment to you. We give our best at every training and are constantly updating our information and our teaching approaches to make each course full and rich.
We’re serious about permaculture and helping people really get it.
We’d love to have you join us.