How to travel from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL

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Travel Information from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL

distanceDistance123 miles (199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$21 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 2 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $27 (€23) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Take a train or bus to travel 123 miles (199 km) between Champaign, IL and Chicago, IL. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL.

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from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL

How to get from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Amtrak
07:08PM2h37
Champaign-Urbana Station, Champaign, IL
09:45PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$511One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Amtrak
07:08PM2h37
Champaign-Urbana Station, Champaign, IL
09:45PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$511One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Greyhound
02:50AM2h30
Champaign, IL
05:20AMChicago, IL
$851One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Greyhound
11:40AM6h15
Champaign, IL
05:55PMChicago, IL
$651One-way
0 transfers
Greyhound
04:20PM2h40
Champaign, IL
07:00PMChicago, IL
$871One-way
0 transfers

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Travel on FlixBus, Amtrak and Greyhound travel between Champaign and Chicago at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains from Champaign to Chicago, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

      FAQs: Travel from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL

      FAQs: Travel to Chicago, IL easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL.
      FAQs

      There are 2 travel options to Chicago, IL from Champaign, IL. You can take a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Chicago, IL from Champaign, IL is by taking a train, which costs on average $21 (€18).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL:

      A train is $6 (€5) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL costing on average $27 (€23).

      The fastest way to get to Chicago, IL from Champaign, IL is by bus with an average travel time of 2 h 30 min.

      Other travel options to Chicago, IL take longer:

      Train takes 2 h 36 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 123 miles (199 km) between Champaign, IL and Chicago, IL.

      The average frequency per day from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL is:

      • 2 buses a day.
      • Around 2 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Chicago, IL from Champaign, IL as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL:

        The following travel companies offer services from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL:

        • Greyhound or FlixBus can get you to Chicago, IL by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL for $27 (€23) on Omio.
        • Amtrak can get you to Chicago, IL by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL for $21 (€18) on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL with the following travel companies:

        • Direct buses with Greyhound or FlixBus with 2 direct buses per day.
        • 2 direct trains per day with Amtrak.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chicago, IL as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Chicago, IL from Champaign, IL.

        Many of our customers traveling from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL don't make Chicago, IL their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Chicago, IL are San Francisco, CA, Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY or Milwaukee, WI, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Chicago, IL to any of these top destinations today!
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