There are 7 ways to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago Union Station To Downtown/Midway / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ogilvie Trans. Center to (ISR) Wardall Hall

$58

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Bus via Madison Amtrak Bus Stop  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Madison Amtrak Bus Stop to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Champaign, IL - ISR Chicago Area to Champaign SOUTH

$27 - $35

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Bus, train  •  7h 13m

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

$65 - $80

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  7h 29m

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

$55 - $70

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 252.7 miles

$24 - $40

Fly from Madison  •  5h 15m

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

$144 - $678

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5h 2m

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

$154 - $658

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

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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 4h 10m.

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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 (ISR) Wardall Hall via Ogilvie Trans. Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 8m.

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The distance between Madison and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 215 miles. The road distance is 252.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign without a car is to bus which takes 7h 8m and costs $58.

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It takes approximately 7h 8m to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to bus which takes 7h 8m and costs $58. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $700 and takes 5h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Madison Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 46m and has one stopover.

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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: 7h 8m

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 Union Station, Ogilvie Trans. Center, and (ISR) Wardall Hall in around 7h 8m. Alternatively, American Airlines and United 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
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Madison to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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 & N Park to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago - OHare Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
M&M Shuttle
Phone
1-847-257-2111
Website
mmshuttle.com
Bus from Ogilvie Trans. Center to (ISR) Wardall Hall
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
mmshuttle.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Madison Amtrak Bus Stop to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Madison Amtrak Bus Stop to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Champaign, IL - ISR
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Book at
peoriacharter.com

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Madison to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by M&M Shuttle, arrive at (ISR) Wardall Hall station.

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

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Madison Airport to Champaign Airport.

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