There are 6 ways to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Vangalder Bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il 1351 / ...

$52 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago via Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH / ...

$46 - $62

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak

$76 - $130

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL 8960
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Illini / ...

$61 - $106

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 253 miles

$24 - $40

Fly  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Champaign (CMI) MSN - CMI

$184 - $879

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

You can take a bus from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Chicago, IL - Amtrak, Clinton & Jackson, Harrison & Morgan, Chicago, Il, Champaign, Il, Illinois Terminal, and Illini Union in around 6 h 21 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–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
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.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
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
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
peoriacharter.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madison and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 344 km. The road distance is 405 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which takes 4 h 10 min and costs $24 - $40.

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI University and arriving at Illini Union via Clinton & Jackson, Chicago, Il and Illinois Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 21 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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