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There are 5 ways to get from Arlington Heights to Champaign by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Arlington Heights to Chicago OTC Up-Nw
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station Illini / ...

$36 - $82

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Train, bus  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Arlington Heights to Chicago OTC Up-Nw
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il 1351 / ...

$27 - $37

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Woodfield Mall to Champaign - Illinois Terminal Additional South / ...

$32 - $42

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Arlington Heights to Champaign 161.2 miles

$15 - $23

Train, fly  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Arlington Heights to Jefferson Park
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI

$136 - $463

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The cheapest way to get from Arlington Heights to Champaign is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Arlington Heights to Champaign is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arlington Heights to Champaign. However, there are services departing from Northwest Hwy./Vail and arriving at Champaign - Illinois Terminal via Woodfield Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Arlington Heights to Champaign station. However, there are services departing from Arlington Heights and arriving at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Arlington Heights and Champaign is 138 miles. The road distance is 161.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Arlington Heights to Champaign without a car is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Arlington Heights to Champaign, including transfers.

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Arlington Heights to Champaign bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, depart from Woodfield Mall station.

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Arlington Heights to Champaign train services, operated by Metra, depart from Arlington Heights station.

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The best way to get from Arlington Heights to Champaign is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Arlington Heights to Champaign.
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  • Distance: 137.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 9m

What companies run services between Arlington Heights, IL, USA and Champaign, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Arlington Heights to Champaign via Chicago OTC and Chicago Union Station in around 4h 9m. Alternatively, Peoria Charter Coach Company operates a bus from Arlington Heights to Champaign 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Arlington Heights to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Arlington Heights to Jefferson Park
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$40 - $60
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Woodfield Mall to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Champaign Airport is the direct flight which takes 52m.

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Arlington Heights to Champaign bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, arrive at Champaign - Illinois Terminal station.

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Arlington Heights to Champaign train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arlington Heights to Champaign is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2h 44m to drive from Arlington Heights to Champaign.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Champaign Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Champaign. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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