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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Pittsburgh (PIT) CMI - PIT

$192 - $875

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Champaign-Urbana to Indianapolis
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
  4. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa

$78 - $146

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Union Station, Jackson & Canal Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited

$102 - $241

Train  •  13 h 30 min

  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 Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited

$108 - $284

Drive  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Pittsburgh 479.5 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $190 - $900 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana and arriving at Pittsburgh, Pa via Indianapolis, IN, Richmond, IN and Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Champaign station to Pittsburgh station. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station and arriving at Pittsburgh Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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The distance between Champaign and Pittsburgh is 438 miles. The road distance is 479.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Pittsburgh without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which takes 13 h 25 min and costs $75 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Champaign to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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Champaign to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Champaign-Urbana station.

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

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The best way to get from Champaign to Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 5 h 18 min and costs $190 - $900. Alternatively, you can Amtrak Thruway and bus, which costs $75 - $150 and takes 13 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 13 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 437.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

American Airlines flies from Champaign to Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Indianapolis, IN, Richmond, IN, Columbus, OH, and Columbus, Oh in around 13 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
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 Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once 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
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
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
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-Urbana to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Burlington Trailways
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Pittsburgh Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Champaign to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh is 1 h ahead of Champaign. It is currently 10:17 AM in Champaign and 11:17 AM in Pittsburgh.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Pittsburgh is 479 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 3 min to drive from Champaign to Pittsburgh.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Pittsburgh. Prices start at $79 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 $18 - $23.

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