Travel To Champaign

The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (C-U) in east-central Illinois. C-U is situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis.



AMTRAK has service between downtown Chicago and Champaign


Peoria Charter (private bus company) serves many different locations including both Chicago Airports (O’Hare and Midway)

Greyhound (private bus company) has daily service between downtown Chicago and the Illinois Terminal in Champaign

*Note that the train and most bus/shuttle services arrive at the Illinois Terminal, located at 45 East University Avenue in downtown Champaign (about one mile from campus).

Travel In Champaign

After you have arrived in Champaign-Urbana (by airplane, train, or bus/shuttle), you will need to secure transportation from your drop-off point to your final destination.

Here are some suggested modes of transportation (you are responsible for making arrangements and associated costs) within Champaign-Urbana. Area taxi companies and ride sharing services frequently serve the Illinois Terminal on the west side (front).

Uber /Lyft (ride sharing service)

MTD (city bus from Illinois Terminal–limited hours of operation and destinations)

Taxi cab (Google for options)