How to travel from Chicago to Champaign, IL

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from Chicago to Champaign, IL

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

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To get from Chicago to Champaign, IL on Jul 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:05PMUnion Station2h10 06:15PMChampaign-Urbana Station
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401One-way
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04:05PMUnion Station2h10 06:15PMChampaign-Urbana Station
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401One-way
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09:30AMUnion Station6h25 03:55PMChampaign-Urbana Station
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481One-way
05:10PMO'Hare International Airport, IL0h51 06:01PMUniversity of Illinois Airport, IL
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2771One-way
01:27PMO'Hare International Airport, IL0h55 02:22PMUniversity of Illinois Airport, IL
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2771One-way

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Travel Information to Champaign, IL from Chicago

distanceDistance123 miles (199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $304 (€272) • 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, envoy air or Amtrak

Travel 123 miles (199 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Champaign, IL from Chicago. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, envoy air or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Chicago to Champaign, IL.

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Travel to Champaign, 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 Chicago to Champaign, IL.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Champaign, IL: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Champaign, IL is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Champaign, IL:

Taking a ferry is about $31 (€28) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $31 (€28) for this trip.

Taking a ferry is about $304 (€272) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $304 (€272) for this route.

Taking a ferry is usually $24 (€22) less than taking a train to Champaign, IL, which costs on average $24 (€22) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Chicago to Champaign, IL is by flight, which takes on average 51 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Champaign, IL by train can take on average 1 h 55 min.

Champaign, IL is approximately 123 miles (199 km) away from Chicago.

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

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Chicago and Champaign, IL as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chicago to Champaign, IL:

    • You can travel from Chicago to Champaign, IL by bus with Greyhound. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $31 (€28) with Greyhound from Chicago to Champaign, IL.
    • You can take a flight from Chicago to Champaign, IL with envoy air. Cheap tickets can be found for $304 (€272) with envoy air from Chicago to Champaign, IL.
    • You can take a train from Chicago to Champaign, IL with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $24 (€22) with Amtrak from Chicago to Champaign, IL.

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

    • You can find around 1 direct train per day and travel with Amtrak.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Champaign, 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 Champaign, IL from Chicago.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Chicago to Champaign, IL often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Texas City, TX, Miami or Knoxville, TN. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Chicago and Champaign, IL itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Champaign, IL and any of these top destinations today!

    Before traveling from Chicago to Champaign, IL, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $31 (€28) one way.
    • A plane ticket costs $304 (€272) one way on average for this trip.
    • A ferry ticket costs $1 (€1) one way on average for this route.
    • A train ticket costs $24 (€22) one way on average for this route.

    But we recommend booking Chicago to Champaign, IL tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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