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

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Train  •  4 h 47 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 / ...

$56 - $101

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4727 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il 1163 / ...

$35 - $85

4 alternative options

Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  6 h 30 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 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH

$50 - $108

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 227.3 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from Milwaukee  •  4 h 37 min

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

$162 - $827

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  3 h 49 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

$151 - $488

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at Illini Union via Chicago, Il and Illinois Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 204 miles. The road distance is 227.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign without a car is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 8 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Champaign, Il station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 227 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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  • Distance: 204.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Chicago Union Station, Champaign-Urbana Amtrak, Illinois Terminal, and Illini Union in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Chicago, Il, Champaign, Il, Illinois Terminal, and Illini Union in around 5 h 8 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Coach USA
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Illini Shuttle
Website
illinishuttle.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Airport to Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall,
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
illinishuttle.com
Book at
busline.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, to Champaign, IL - Urbana, Altgeld Hall
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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