There are 7 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, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Illini / ...

$61 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign, IL - ISR Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH

$58 - $64

5 alternative options

Bus Express Air Coach  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Champaign Urbana, Altgeld Hall

$90 - $105

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  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

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

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

$24 - $40

Fly from Madison  •  4 h 59 min

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

$184 - $879

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI

$160 - $485

Questions & Answers

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.

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The quickest 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.

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The distance between Madison and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 215 miles. The road distance is 253 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park and arriving at Champaign Urbana, Altgeld Hall via Chicago O'Hare International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 253 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to drive from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, depart from Madison - Langdon & N Park station.

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Map of how to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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 - O'Hare International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International, and Champaign Urbana, Altgeld Hall in around 6 h 51 min. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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 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
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
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Champaign Urbana, Altgeld Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
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 Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign, IL - ISR
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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