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

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Bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL 1401 / ...

$42 - $67

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Bus Barons Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN Cincinnati
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL 1401 / ...

$48 - $76

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette 4970
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to University of Illinois - Champaign

$53 - $102

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Cincinnati to Champaign 229 miles

$22 - $35

Fly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Champaign (CMI) CVG - CMI

$191 - $925

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The cheapest way to get from Cincinnati to Champaign is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cincinnati to Champaign is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cincinnati to Champaign. However, there are services departing from University of Cincinnati and arriving at Champaign, IL via Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between Cincinnati and Champaign is 211 miles. The road distance is 229 miles.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to Champaign without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Cincinnati to Champaign, including transfers.

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Cincinnati to Champaign bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from University of Cincinnati station.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to Champaign is to bus which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $40 - $70. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $190 - $950 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Covington Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 16 min and has one stopover.

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Cincinnati to Champaign bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Champaign, IL station.

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Map of how to get from Cincinnati to Champaign.
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  • Distance: 211.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

What companies run services between Cincinnati, OH, USA and Champaign, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Cincinnati to Champaign via Indianapolis, IN and Indianapolis, IN in around 5 h 49 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cincinnati to Champaign hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Covington to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Covington to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Champaign via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to Champaign via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Covington to Champaign via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Bus operators
Megabus
Burlington Trailways
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
Bus from Indianapolis to Champaign-Urbana
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to University of Illinois - Champaign
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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Champaign is 1 h behind Cincinnati. It is currently 7:08 PM in Cincinnati and 6:08 PM in Champaign.

Yes, the driving distance between Cincinnati to Champaign is 229 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Cincinnati to Champaign.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Covington Airport to Champaign Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Champaign. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to Covington Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs $2.

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