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There are 7 ways to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Union Station, Jackson & Canal Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$75 - $97

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$70 - $115

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Train, bus  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$81 - $140

Train, taxi  •  7h 12m

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

$143 - $216

Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford 186.4 miles

$18 - $27

Fly from Champaign, bus  •  5h 17m

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

$180 - $525

Bus to Decatur, fly, bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il
  2. Fly from Decatur (DEC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DEC - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL

$129 - $182

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The cheapest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 6m.

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The distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Rockford is 157 miles. The road distance is 186.4 miles.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford without a car is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs $75 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Yes, the driving distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford.

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

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There are 25+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $59 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 11m and costs $20 - $24.

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Map of how to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 156.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

You can take a bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford via Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall, Union Station, Jackson & Canal, Chicago, IL, and Rockford, IL in around 6h 15m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Decatur to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 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 Chicago OTC to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
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
2h 55m
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Other operators
Taxi from Harvard to Rockford
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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