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

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Bus, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Amtrak 8960
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station Illini / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH

$84 - $134

3 alternative options

Taxi, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rockford to Harvard
  2. Take the train from Harvard to Chicago OTC
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station

$147 - $213

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Rockford to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 186 miles

$18 - $27

Bus, fly  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI

$185 - $514

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The cheapest way to get from Rockford to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockford to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Rockford and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 157 miles. The road distance is 186 miles.

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The best way to get from Rockford to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Rockford to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Champaign Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockford to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Rockford 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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There are 40+ hotels available in University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rockford to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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  • Distance: 156.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

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

You can take a bus from Rockford to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport, and Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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 Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Harvard to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
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
Other operators
Taxi from Rockford to Harvard
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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