There are 6 ways to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford by bus, train, subway, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford 1486

$82 - $146

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Train, subway, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Homewood to Van Buren St. Me
  3. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to Cumberland
  4. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$90 - $150

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Union Station, Jackson & Canal Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 45 min

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

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

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

$18 - $27

Fly, bus  •  3 h 36 min

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

$183 - $528

Questions & Answers

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 6 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min 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 58 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Rockford is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 6 min 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 24+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $66 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 .

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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: 6 h 2 min

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, Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport, O'Hare, Cumberland, Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL, and Rockford in around 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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 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
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 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 Homewood to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
49 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 Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Schedules at
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
Illini Shuttle
Website
illinishuttle.com
Bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Airport
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 Champaign, IL - Urbana, Altgeld Hall to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport,
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Burlington Trailways
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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