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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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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

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 20 min

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

$20 - $46

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak Saluki / ...
  2. Take the train from Homewood to Van Buren St. Me

$33 - $69

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 takes 2 h 2 min and costs $130 - $460.

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The distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Chicago is 203 km. The road distance is 217 km.

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall and arriving at Union Station, Jackson & Canal. Services depart four times a 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 to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak and arriving at Van Buren St. via Homewood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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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, Homewood Amtrak, and Homewood in around 3 h 10 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45

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