There are 6 ways to get from Joliet to Champaign by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL 1401 / ...

$54 - $99

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Champaign, Il 1163 / ...

$26 - $54

4 alternative options

Line 834 bus, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 834 bus from Joliet Union Station to Janes Ave & Charmingfare Dr 834
  2. Take the bus from Woodridge, IL to Champaign - Illinois Terminal Additional South / ...

$28 - $33

Train, line 359 bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to Blue Island-Vermont Ri
  2. Take the line 359 bus from Vermont St & Rexford St to Homewood Metra Station 359
  3. Take the train from Homewood Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak

$38 - $79

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Joliet to Champaign 114.1 miles

$11 - $17

Train, fly  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI

$139 - $468

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Joliet station to Champaign. However, there are services departing from Joliet Union Station and arriving at Champaign - Illinois Terminal via Woodridge, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Joliet and Champaign is 98 miles. The road distance is 114.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Joliet to Champaign without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Joliet to Champaign, including transfers.

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Joliet to Champaign bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Joliet Union Station.

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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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Joliet to Champaign bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, arrive at Champaign - Illinois Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Joliet to Champaign is 114 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to drive from Joliet to Champaign.

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

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There are 39+ hotels available in Champaign. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Joliet to Champaign.
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  • Distance: 98.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

What companies run services between Joliet, IL, USA and Champaign, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Joliet to Champaign via Janes Ave & Charmingfare Dr and Woodridge, IL in around 4 h 19 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 Joliet Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Homewood Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Joliet to Blue Island-Vermont
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Joliet Union Station to Janes Ave & Charmingfare Dr
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Vermont St & Rexford St to Homewood Metra Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Woodridge, IL to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
peoriacharter.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 Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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