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

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Train  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station Wolverine

$83 - $204

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi 5508 / ...

$49 - $124

3 alternative options

Bus Barons Bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN 1402
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Detroit, MI Cincinnati / ...

$56 - $123

Drive  •  6h 20m

  1. Drive from Champaign to Detroit 383.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  5h 29m

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

$161 - $774

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Detroit is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to Detroit is to fly which costs $160 - $800 and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Champaign, Il and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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

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The distance between Champaign and Detroit is 312 miles. The road distance is 383.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 9h 9m and costs $80 - $210.

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It takes approximately 9h 9m to get from Champaign to Detroit, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Champaign to Detroit is to train which takes 9h 9m and costs $80 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 9h 35m, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $800 and takes 5h 29m.

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  • Distance: 312.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h 9m

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

You can take a train from Champaign to Detroit via Chicago Union Station in around 9h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Champaign to Detroit via Chicago, Il in around 9h 35m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Champaign to Detroit via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Detroit via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $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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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 Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Detroit Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 4m and has one stopover.

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

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Detroit is 1h ahead of Champaign. It is currently 6:35 AM in Champaign and 7:35 AM in Detroit.

Champaign to Detroit train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Detroit Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Detroit is 384 miles. It takes approximately 6h 20m to drive from Champaign to Detroit.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $64 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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