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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Train via Illini Union  •  2 h 18 min

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

$34 - $75

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il 1163 / ...

$22 - $53

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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 53 min

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

$132 - $460

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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 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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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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The best way to get from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Champaign Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Champaign, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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  • Distance: 126.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station 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
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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 Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Chicago Union Station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Champaign Airport.

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