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Champaign to Rock Island bus

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Champaign - Rock Island Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Champaign to Rock Island. Traveling by bus from Champaign to Rock Island usually takes around 9 hours and 5 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance155 mi (250 km)
Shortest duration9h 5m
Cheapest price$103.03
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
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How much is a bus ticket from Champaign to Rock Island?

$130.17 is the average price of a bus ticket from Champaign to Rock Island. Any tickets cheaper than $130.17 can be considered a good deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $78 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Champaign to Rock Island in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $114 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Champaign to Rock Island?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Champaign to Rock Island. Burlington Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways19h 5m$132.52
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Champaign to Rock Island from $103. There are 1 Burlington Trailways schedules from Champaign to Rock Island and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Rock Island. In Champaign, Burlington Trailways departs to Rock Island from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave and no other station. In Rock Island, Burlington Trailways arrives at Augustana College and no other station.

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Champaign to Rock Island takes 9 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Rock Island.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 250 kilometers from Champaign to Rock Island. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Rock Island. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."

There is usually only one bus per day from Champaign to Rock Island. It leaves the station in Champaign at 8:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Champaign to Rock Island. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Champaign to Rock Island; ticket prices start at $208.13.

City Information

Champaign

Champaign, IL - CHM-0

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Champaign, IL - CHM-1

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A significant hub for the Silicone Prairie, Champaign is a stunning city with many exciting landmarks to visit. The downtown area of Champaign is perhaps its busiest area, with over 40 different bars, art galleries, and boutique shops for you to enjoy. To enjoy arthouse films or independent productions, head over to the Art Theater, which also hosts special screenings. The campustown area near the University of Illinois hosts not only cheap eateries but also fine dining spots. The area tends to get crowded at night since students will be out on the street to enjoy the hopping nightlife.

As a busy college town, Champaign naturally has a very vibrant food scene with many excellent dining options. Radio Maria is a unique Spanish establishment with very colorful Spanish decorations and amazing tapas dishes. Those who want something more exotic and exciting could check out DESTIHL, which offers unique home-cooked dishes and great artisan beers.

The Illinois Terminal is Champaign's primary bus and train station, served by Amtrak, Burlington Trailways, Jefferson Lines, Peoria Charter, and Greyhound. From Champaign, you can continue your journey and visit some of the other top destinations in Illinois.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Champaign?

Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave  - CHMAMT-0

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Main departure station: Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

The Illinois Terminal is located at 45 East University Avenue in Champaign. The transport center opened in 1999, and now provides bus and train service in the Champaign-Urbana area. The terminal is served by Amtrak, Burlington Trailways, Greyhound, Peoria Charter, Jefferson Lines, and local mass transit. Make sure to wait in the correct station building; Champaign’s old train station, dating to 1898, is just across the street. The Illinois Terminal offers short-term parking, fast food, and even meeting spaces and banquet halls. Thanks to the station’s convenient location, some of the best restaurants and bars in downtown Champaign are just a short walk away.

All bus stations in Champaign:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Rock Island?

Main arrival station: Augustana College

All buses from Champaign arrive at one main station in Rock Island.

Bus stations in Rock Island:

  • Augustana College

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