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

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Bus, line 834 bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Woodridge, IL Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH / ...
  2. Take the line 834 bus from Janes Ave & 75th St to Ottawa St & Jefferson St 834

$29 - $33

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Bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il 4808 / ...

$27 - $56

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Train, line 359 bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak
  2. Take the line 359 bus from Homewood Metra Station to Vermont St & Rexford St 359
  3. Take the train from Blue Island-Vermont to Joliet Ri

$39 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet 115.2 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$140 - $469

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The cheapest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall and arriving at Ottawa St & Jefferson St via Janes Ave & 75th St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Joliet is 99 miles. The road distance is 115.2 miles.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet without a car is to bus and line 834 bus which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $29 - $34.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet, including transfers.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, depart from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall station.

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The quickest flight from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Ottawa St & Jefferson St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet.

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  • Distance: 98.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet via Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall, Woodridge, IL, and Janes Ave & 75th St in around 4 h 27 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 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 Blue Island-Vermont to Joliet
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Woodridge, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Janes Ave & 75th St to Ottawa St & Jefferson St
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Homewood Metra Station to Vermont St & Rexford St
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.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 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Joliet. Prices start at $65 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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