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There are 5 ways to get from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station Bnsf
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station Illini / ...

$38 - $84

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Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Oakbrook Mall to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH

$29 - $34

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Bus Illini Shuttle  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Downers Grove to Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, Golf Mill-Champaign

$32 - $42

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 147.6 miles

$14 - $21

Train, fly  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI

$139 - $468

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The cheapest way to get from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. However, there are services departing from Washington St & Ogden Ave and arriving at Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, via Yorktown Center and Downers Grove. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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The distance between Naperville and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 117 miles. The road distance is 147.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Illini Shuttle, depart from Downers Grove station.

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The best way to get from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Champaign Airport is the direct flight which takes 54m.

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Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Illini Shuttle, arrive at Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, station.

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Map of how to get from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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  • Distance: 116.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

You can take a train from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Chicago Union Station, Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station, Illinois Terminal, and Illini Union in around 3h 51m. Alternatively, Illini Shuttle operates a bus from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.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.

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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 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Illini Shuttle
Website
illinishuttle.com
Bus from Downers Grove to Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall,
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
illinishuttle.com
Book at
busline.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Oakbrook Mall to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Naperville to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Champaign Airport.

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