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

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Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dekalb 4567 / ...

$32 - $73

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Train, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  3. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb

$49 - $137

Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Oakbrook Mall Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH
  2. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb 4567 / ...

$41 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to DeKalb 170.6 miles

$16 - $25

Fly from Champaign, train, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  3. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb

$147 - $520

Bus to Decatur, fly, train, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il
  2. Fly from Decatur (DEC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DEC - ORD
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  4. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb

$97 - $179

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to DeKalb. However, there are services departing from Champaign, Il and arriving at Dekalb via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Champaign and DeKalb is 129 miles. The road distance is 170.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to DeKalb without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Champaign to DeKalb, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Champaign to DeKalb bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Dekalb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to DeKalb is 171 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Champaign to DeKalb.

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

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Map of how to get from Champaign to DeKalb.
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  • Distance: 128.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and DeKalb, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Champaign to DeKalb via Chicago, Il in around 5 h 17 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Decatur to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
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 Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Chicago, Il to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Oakbrook Mall
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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There are eight+ hotels available in DeKalb. Prices start at $100 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 .

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