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There are 6 ways to get from Champaign to Ann Arbor by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Illini / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Wolverine

$78 - $194

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Ann Arbor, Mi 4570 / ...

$47 - $114

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Bus Greyhound Canada  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Union Station, Jackson & Canal Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI 5509 / 5534 / ...

$52 - $96

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Ann Arbor 342.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Champaign  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Detroit (DTW) CMI - DTW

$166 - $783

Bus to Peoria, fly  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Peoria, IL
  2. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Detroit (DTW) PIA - DTW

$208 - $929

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Ann Arbor is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to Ann Arbor is to fly which costs $160 - $800 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Ann Arbor. However, there are services departing from Champaign, Il and arriving at Ann Arbor, Mi via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Champaign to Ann Arbor. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak and arriving at Ann Arbor Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 51 min.

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The distance between Champaign and Ann Arbor is 279 miles. The road distance is 342.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Ann Arbor without a car is to train which takes 7 h 51 min and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Champaign to Ann Arbor, including transfers.

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Champaign to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Champaign, Il station.

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Champaign to Ann Arbor train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Ann Arbor is to train which takes 7 h 51 min and costs $75 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 8 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $800 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to Ann Arbor.
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  • Distance: 279.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 51 min

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Ann Arbor, MI, USA?

You can take a train from Champaign to Ann Arbor via Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Champaign to Ann Arbor via Chicago, Il in around 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Champaign to Detroit via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Detroit via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Peoria to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Peoria to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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 Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Chicago, Il to Ann Arbor, Mi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Union Station, Jackson & Canal
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Detroit Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Champaign to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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Ann Arbor is 1 h ahead of Champaign. It is currently 8:18 PM in Champaign and 9:18 PM in Ann Arbor.

Champaign to Ann Arbor train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ann Arbor Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Ann Arbor is 343 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to drive from Champaign to Ann Arbor.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 109+ hotels available in Ann Arbor. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $18 - $23.

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