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

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Fly  •  5h 43m

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

$193 - $878

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Bus  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  4. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL

$79 - $148

3 alternative options

Train  •  13h 3m

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

$106 - $277

Train, bus  •  13h 42m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH / ...

$101 - $232

Drive  •  8h 2m

  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 8h 2m.

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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 5h 43m.

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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 Illini Union via Columbus, OH, Richmond, IN, Indianapolis, IN and Illinois Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 52m.

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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 bus which takes 11h 52m and costs $75 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m 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 5h 43m and costs $190 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $150 and takes 11h 52m, you could also train, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 13h 3m.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 54m and has one stopover.

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Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Champaign, IL 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: 5h 43m

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, Richmond, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Champaign, IL, Illinois Terminal, and Illini Union in around 11h 52m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to Champaign via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
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 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
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
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Burlington Trailways
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 478 miles. It takes approximately 8h 2m to drive from Pittsburgh to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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American Airlines offers flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Champaign Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 39m and costs $3.

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