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

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

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Fly to Buffalo  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Buffalo (BUF) CMI - BUF

$213 - $991

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Bus  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON 207 / ...

$82 - $219

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Fly to Toronto, train  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Toronto (YYZ) CMI - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$144 - $1,107

Train  •  16 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station

$129 - $354

Bus, train  •  19 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Union Station, Jackson & Canal
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls Lw

$83 - $226

Drive  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Niagara Falls 623.3 miles

$60 - $90

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Champaign, Il and arriving at Niagara Falls, ON via Chicago, Il and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Champaign to Niagara Falls station. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak and arriving at Niagara Falls Station via Chicago Union Station and Buffalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 37 min.

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The distance between Champaign and Niagara Falls is 520 miles. The road distance is 623.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Niagara Falls without a car is to train which takes 16 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Champaign to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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

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Champaign to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Niagara Falls is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 37 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 17 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Champaign to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, arrive at Niagara Falls, ON station.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 519.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from Champaign to Niagara Falls hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Champaign to Niagara Falls via Chicago Union Station, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, and Buffalo in around 16 h 37 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Buffalo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Buffalo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Champaign to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$21 - $30
Economy
$25 - $35
Economy Plus
$40 - $60
Business
$35 - $50
Business Plus/Sleeper
$65 - $90
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Train from Union Station to Niagara Falls GO
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
GO Transit
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 Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Toronto, On to Niagara Falls, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
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

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Niagara Falls is 1 h ahead of Champaign. It is currently 5:30 AM in Champaign and 6:30 AM in Niagara Falls.

Champaign to Niagara Falls train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Niagara Falls Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Niagara Falls is 623 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 41 min to drive from Champaign to Niagara Falls.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 472+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $60 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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