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

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Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Union Station, Jackson & Canal Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH / ...

$26 - $31

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...

$20 - $46

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Homewood Amtrak Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the train from Homewood to Van Buren St. Me

$37 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago 135.5 miles

$13 - $20

Fly  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD

$132 - $459

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The cheapest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago is to fly which costs $130 - $460 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall and arriving at Union Station, Jackson & Canal station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign station to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station and arriving at Van Buren St. via Homewood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Chicago is 127 miles. The road distance is 135.5 miles.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 56 min and costs $26 - $31.

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The bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Union Station, Jackson & Canal takes 2 h 55 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago is to bus which takes 2 h 56 min and costs $26 - $31. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $75 and takes 3 h 18 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $460 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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  • Distance: 126.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

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

Peoria Charter Coach Company operates a bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago 4 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $31 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago via Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station and Homewood in around 3 h 18 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Homewood Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Homewood to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Union Station, Jackson & Canal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
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 Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45

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The quickest flight from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Van Buren St. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Chicago.

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

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There are 607+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $20 - $24.

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