Carmel Catholic offers a comprehensive, subsidized transportation plan for students. In addition to the PACE and Metra train routes currently available, the following bus routes are available for morning pick-up and afternoon drop off:
Mundelein Train Station (AM only)
All routes are subject to subscription and a minimal participation fee. Exact pick-up/drop off locations and route times will be determined after the subscription deadline.
Mundelein and Libertyville High School Districts
Carmel students are transported by the local high school district bus from their neighborhood to the public school. They are then transported to Carmel. The process is reversed in the afternoon. There is no charge for this service. This service runs on days when the public high school is in session. The Mundelein bus routes will bring students to the west side of Mundelein High School. The shuttle bus will stay until 7:30 AM when it will leave for Carmel. In the afternoon, the Mundelein Shuttle will pick up at the Salvi Arena at 3:05 PM and will take the students back to Mundelein for their afternoon routes. The Libertyville bus routes will bring students to the Libertyville campus between 7:15 AM & 7:25 AM. Walkers or students driven to Libertyville must arrive at Libertyville before 7:30 AM to use this service. The Libertyville Shuttle will be stationed in back of the building and will leave at 7:30 AM to bring students to Carmel. This bus should arrive at Carmel at 7:40 AM. There will be NO afternoon service to Libertyville High School and NO morning or afternoon service to Vernon Hills High School because of time conflicts.
Mundelein Train Station Shuttle
This is an AM shuttle service only from the Mundelein Train Station to Carmel. There are two pickup times from the Mundelein Station, one is at 6:32 AM and the second pickup time is at 7:13 AM. This van shuttle service will run with a subscription of 20 students. This shuttle service will have a subscription fee.
Click here to access our 2017-2018 transportation form.
PACE and Metra Transportation
Students residing in the Fox Lake, Ingleside, Round Lake, Highland Park and Deerfield areas have several options in regard to public transportation. They may take the Metra North Line from the community train station to Libertyville and then transfer to PACE Route 574 to come to Carmel. Students residing in the Antioch, Lake Villa, Round Lake Beach, Prairie Crossing/Libertyville areas may take the North Central Service train to the Mundelein station and either walk, use PACE 572/574, or use the shuttle service to get to Carmel.
Pace transportation is available from the following communities:
Fox Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hainesville, Libertyville, Mundelein, North Chicago, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake, Waukegan and Zion.
For information regarding PACE, please call 847-364-7223 for information or visit their web site at http://www.pacebus.com.
Metra transportation is available from the following communities:
Antioch, Lake Villa, Round Lake Beach, Prairie Crossing (Libertyville), Fox Lake, Round Lake, Highland Park, Deerfield and Ingleside.
For information regarding Metra train schedules, please call 312-322-6777 or visit their web site at http://www.metrarail.com.