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There are 5 ways to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il 1364 / ...

$28 - $40

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL 1402

$52 - $80

Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign 188.5 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Champaign  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Champaign (CMI) STL - CMI

$182 - $876

Fly to Decatur, bus  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Decatur (DEC) STL - DEC
  2. Take the bus from Rs Decatur Il, Il to Champaign, Il

$134 - $514

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The cheapest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 6m.

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The distance between Washington University in St. Louis and Champaign is 151 miles. The road distance is 188.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign without a car is to bus which takes 4h 55m and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign is to bus which takes 4h 55m and costs $27 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $180 - $900 and takes 5h 10m.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 21m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign is 188 miles. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign.

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American Airlines offers flights from St. Louis Airport to Champaign Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Champaign. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign.
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  • Distance: 150.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA and Champaign, IL, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign 5 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 3h. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Washington University in St. Louis to Champaign hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Champaign via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Champaign via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Decatur
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
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 St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Rs Decatur Il, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $45
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