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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 14 min

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

$35 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 16 min

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

$31 - $67

4 alternative options

Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Woodfield Mall Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH

$33 - $37

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Elgin 165 miles

$16 - $24

Fly from Champaign, bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Elgin Transportation Center

$133 - $457

Bus to Decatur, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il
  2. Fly from Decatur (DEC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DEC - ORD

$83 - $116

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

You can take a train from Champaign to Elgin via Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station in around 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Champaign to Elgin hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 45 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Elgin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
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 Woodfield Mall
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $36
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Elgin Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Champaign to Elgin?

The distance between Champaign and Elgin is 214 km. The road distance is 264 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Champaign to Elgin?

The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Elgin is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Champaign to Elgin?

The quickest way to get from Champaign to Elgin is to fly and bus which takes 2 h 39 min and costs $130 - $460.

Is there a direct train between Champaign and Elgin?

No, there is no direct train from Champaign to Elgin. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak and arriving at Elgin via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

Is there a direct bus between Champaign and Elgin?

No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Elgin. However, there are services departing from Champaign - Illinois Terminal and arriving at Highland Ave & Spring St via Woodfield Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Champaign to Elgin?

It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Champaign to Elgin, including transfers.