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There are 5 ways to get from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Waukegan to Chicago OTC Up-N
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station Illini / ...

$40 - $87

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Waukegan to Chicago OTC Up-N
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il 1351 / ...

$31 - $60

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Northbrook Court to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall Additional South

$38 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 175.6 miles

$17 - $25

Train, fly  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Waukegan to Clybourn
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI

$142 - $471

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The cheapest way to get from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between Gurnee and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 158 miles. The road distance is 175.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign without a car is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $40 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $45 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Champaign Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 176 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Gurnee 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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There are 40+ hotels available in University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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  • Distance: 158 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Waukegan Metra Station, Waukegan, Chicago OTC, Chicago Union Station, Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station, Illinois Terminal, and Illini Union in around 5 h 38 min. Alternatively, Peoria Charter Coach Company operates a bus from Gurnee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Waukegan to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Waukegan to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station
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
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Northbrook Court to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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