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

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Bus, train  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Galesburg Amtrak 8893 / ...
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Omaha Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$84 - $191

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Omaha, NE 1401

$65 - $100

3 alternative options

Train  •  13h

  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 Omaha Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$108 - $284

Drive  •  8h

  1. Drive from Champaign to Omaha 490.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Omaha (OMA) CMI - OMA

$221 - $1,024

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Omaha is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to Omaha is to fly which costs $220 - $1,100 and takes 6h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Champaign, IL and arriving at Omaha, NE. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h.

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No, there is no direct train from Champaign station to Omaha station. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station and arriving at Omaha Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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The distance between Champaign and Omaha is 413 miles. The road distance is 490.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Omaha without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 58m and costs $80 - $200.

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It takes approximately 9h 58m to get from Champaign to Omaha, including transfers.

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Champaign to Omaha bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Champaign, IL station.

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

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The best way to get from Champaign to Omaha is to bus which takes 12h and costs $65 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 13h, you could also fly, which costs $220 - $1,100 and takes 6h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to Omaha.
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  • Distance: 413.1 miles
  • Duration: 9h 58m

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Omaha, NE, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Champaign to Omaha once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 12h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Champaign to Omaha via Chicago Union Station in around 13h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Omaha via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Omaha via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Omaha via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
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 Galesburg Amtrak Station to Omaha Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
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 Omaha Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Galesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Omaha Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 35m and has one stopover.

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Champaign to Omaha bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Omaha, NE station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Omaha is 491 miles. It takes approximately 8h to drive from Champaign to Omaha.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Omaha Airport.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Omaha. Prices start at $61 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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