Select from 4 ways to get there

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Recommended option

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. via Chicago
  2. 1351 / ...

$37 - $73

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. 965

$76 - $130

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. 8960
  2. Illini / ...

$60 - $105

Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH

$58 - $63

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. 251.5 miles

$24 - $40

Fly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. MSN - CMI

$183 - $877

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Champaign, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Madison to Champaign via Chicago and Chicago, Il in around 6 h 24 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Madison to Champaign every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
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
Greyhound USA
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madison and Champaign is 343 km. The road distance is 402 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Champaign is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Madison to Champaign is to drive which takes 4 h 7 min and costs $24 - $40.

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Champaign. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI University and arriving at Champaign, Il via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Madison to Champaign, including transfers.