There are 5 ways to get from Champaign to Pittsburgh 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 9 min

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

$192 - $875

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  20 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Union Station, Jackson & Canal
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Akron, OH
  3. Take the bus from Akron, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa

$79 - $136

3 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Illini / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak Capitol Limited

$108 - $284

Bus via Cincinnati, Oh  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Illinois - Champaign to Lafayette, IN
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  4. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa

$91 - $196

Drive  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Pittsburgh 479.5 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

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 9 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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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Champaign to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from University of Illinois - Champaign and arriving at Pittsburgh, Pa via Lafayette, Cincinnati, Oh 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 to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak and arriving at Pittsburgh Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 11 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Champaign to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 437.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Champaign to Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 13 h 11 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from University of Illinois - Champaign to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Akron, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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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