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

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Bus Illini Shuttle  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, to Downers Grove Champaign-Golf Mill
  2. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb 4567 / ...

$45 - $65

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Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  6h 13m

  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

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Train, bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dekalb 4567 / ...

$48 - $106

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Champaign to DeKalb 170.6 miles

$16 - $25

Fly, train, bus  •  5h 24m

  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

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to DeKalb is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to DeKalb is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to DeKalb. However, there are services departing from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, and arriving at Dekalb via Ogden Ave / Main St and Naperville Rt59. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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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 4h 59m and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Champaign to DeKalb, including transfers.

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Champaign to DeKalb bus services, operated by Illini Shuttle, depart from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, station.

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The quickest flight from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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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 2h 48m to drive from Champaign to DeKalb.

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  • Distance: 128.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 59m

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

You can take a bus from Champaign to DeKalb via Ogden Ave / Main St, Ellsworth St & North Ave, and Naperville Rt59 in around 4h 59m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 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 Station
Ave. Duration
33m
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
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Illini Shuttle
Website
illinishuttle.com
Bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, to Downers Grove
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
illinishuttle.com
Book at
busline.com
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 Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Chicago, Il to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Oakbrook Mall
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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

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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 10m and costs $18 - $23.

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