There are 6 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train via Illini Union  •  2 h 20 min

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

$34 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il 1351 / ...

$22 - $48

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 31 min

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

$30 - $75

Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH / ...

$26 - $31

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 136.7 miles

$13 - $20

Fly  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI

$132 - $460

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Chicago Union Station and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 127 miles. The road distance is 136.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Union Station, Jackson & Canal station and arriving at Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago Union Station, IL, USA and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, Peoria Charter Coach Company operates a bus from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 4 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $31 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 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
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
peoriacharter.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 Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45

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