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

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

Fly  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Champaign (CMI) PIT - CMI

$193 - $878

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Akron, OH to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall

$78 - $135

3 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Illini / ...

$106 - $277

Bus via Cincinnati, Oh  •  14 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette
  4. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to University of Illinois - Champaign

$91 - $199

Drive  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 478.3 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to fly which costs $190 - $900 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at University of Illinois - Champaign via Columbus, Oh, Cincinnati, Oh and Lafayette, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 29 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 437 miles. The road distance is 478.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign without a car is to train which takes 13 h 9 min and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to fly which takes 5 h 26 min and costs $190 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 13 h 9 min, you could also bus, which costs $90 - $200 and takes 14 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Express Air Coach, arrive at University of Illinois - Champaign station.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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  • Distance: 436.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada fly from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Chicago Union Station, Champaign-Urbana Amtrak, Illinois Terminal, and Illini Union in around 13 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Raleigh/Durham, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to University of Illinois - Champaign
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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