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

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Train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Illini / ...

$58 - $134

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il 1351 / ...

$34 - $79

4 alternative options

Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH

$50 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Champaign 226.4 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from Milwaukee  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Champaign (CMI) MKE - CMI

$161 - $825

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI

$150 - $486

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Champaign is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Champaign is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Champaign. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at Champaign, Il via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to Champaign. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arriving at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Champaign is 204 miles. The road distance is 226.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Champaign without a car is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Milwaukee to Champaign, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Champaign bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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Milwaukee to Champaign train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Champaign is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 5 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $850 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Champaign.
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  • Distance: 203.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Milwaukee to Champaign via Chicago Union Station in around 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Champaign via Chicago, Il in around 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
53 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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 Chicago Union Station 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

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 Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Coach USA
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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Milwaukee to Champaign bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Champaign, Il station.

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Milwaukee to Champaign train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Champaign is 226 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Milwaukee to Champaign.

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

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There are 41+ hotels available in Champaign. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs $3.

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