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Normal - Champaign Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Normal to Champaign. Traveling by bus from Normal to Champaign usually takes around 56 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance48 mi (77 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price$19.76
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Normal to Champaign

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)




March 10, 2024- Visiting family


Pros: No delays. Cons: Bus being on time. Tips: Get to the pickup point early.



February 4, 2024- Visiting family


Pros: No stops in between. Cons: The bus was late arriving. Tips: Be courteous to people who are already in line and don’t cut the line and get in front of someone.



October 21, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: No delays. Cons: A limited amount of people.



August 25, 2023- Visiting family

Burlington Trailways

Pros: the air conditioning. Cons: the bus being on time with no mechanical issues. Tips: wear a mask its always someone coughing or sneezing.



December 21, 2021- Solo travel

Burlington Trailways

Pros: Good safety. Cons: Could be cleaner.

How much is a bus ticket from Normal to Champaign?

$19.76 is the average price of a bus ticket from Normal to Champaign. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Normal to Champaign is expected to range from $22 to $27. If you are looking to travel to Champaign within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $22. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $22 and can be found on May 31, 2024.

Monthly average prices

If you're planning on taking a bus from Normal to Champaign, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $22 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from Normal to Champaign?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Normal to Champaign that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways11h 0m$35.52
Greyhound10h 55m$23.94
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Normal to Champaign from $31. There are 1 Burlington Trailways schedules from Normal to Champaign and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Champaign. In Normal, Burlington Trailways departs to Champaign from Bloomington and no other station. In Champaign, Burlington Trailways arrives at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave and no other station.

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Normal to Champaign takes 1 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Champaign in 0 hours and 55 minutes .

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

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 1 bus trips from Normal to Champaign every day, with the average journey taking around 0 hours and 55 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Champaign usually start from $20.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 56 minutes to cover the 77 kilometers from Normal to Champaign. However, the fastest bus only takes 55 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Normal to Champaign for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Normal to Champaign, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Normal to Champaign. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Normal to Champaign; ticket prices start at $38.19.

City Information


Normal is a town in North Bloomington, adjacent to Bloomington. The town got its unique name in 1865 from the Illinois State Normal University, a normal school that is a teacher-training institution. Normal features the Children's Discovery Museum, Illinois State University Planetarium and Carden Park for children, and the David Davis Mansion and McLean County Museum of History for history buffs. If you're interested in exploring the outdoors, you can take a walk on the Hidden Creek Nature Sanctuary or Constitution Trail or play on the Ironwood Golf Course. Sports lovers can also check out the Redbird Arena, where basketball games are held.

Normal features a vibrant entertainment scene with different breweries and beer halls. You can participate in the Illinois Shakespeare Festival or watch shows at the Normal Theater. Normal also has a vineyard and wine bars, with most activities available in Uptown Normal, the micro-urban city center. The Uptown area has different entertainment venues, dining, and retail establishments.

You can visit Normal, Illinois, by train or bus. The city is accessible from many other cities by train, including Amtrak, Amtrak Texas Eagle, and Amtrak Lincoln Service. As for the bus lines, you can access the city from over 80 other cities onboard buses from Jefferson Lines, Amtrak Thruway, and Burlington Trailways.


Champaign, IL - CHM-0

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Champaign, IL - CHM-1

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Champaign, IL - CHM-2

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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 Normal?

Main departure station: Burlington Trailways

Normal has two bus stations with service to Champaign.

All bus stations in Normal:

  • Burlington Trailways

  • Bloomington

Where does the bus arrive in Champaign?

Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave  - CHMAMT-0

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Main arrival 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.

Bus stations in Champaign:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

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