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Journey Information

Champaign to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration2h 20m
Trips per day4
Bus lines2

Champaign to Chicago Route Map

Champaign Chicago

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Champaign to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Champaign to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $18.00 was the low point for bus fares from Champaign to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Champaign are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $18.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $14.07 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 126 miles (203 kilometers) from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 19.8 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Champaign?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Champaign to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Champaign to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Illinois to Illinois without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Champaign to Chicago; ticket prices start at $14.00.

What bus companies travel from Champaign to Chicago?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Champaign, Illinois to Chicago, Illinois. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound33h 48m$24.39
Tornado Bus13h 20m$63.92

Where does the bus leave from in Champaign?

Champaign, Illinois has two bus stations with service to Chicago, Illinois:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave
  • Pilot Travel center

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Buses arrive in Chicago at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Tornado Bus Station

Price trends for buses from Champaign to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JanFeb

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Champaign, IL to Chicago, IL
4.5
Based on 8 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
3.5
Aleksandra
4.0
December 27, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Seats Seats
Sivaraman
5.0
July 31, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Cleanliness, WLAN Wifi networkCleanliness, WLAN Wifi network

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peoria Charter report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.6
Value
3.2
Condition
4.6
Cade
5.0
November 17, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Loved the outlets!Loved the outlets!
Cons
It was kind of cold on the bus, but not your fault at all!It was kind of cold on the bus, but not your fault at all!
Loretta
5.0
September 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The seats were comfortable and roomy. The ride felt safe and I didn't have to worry about feeling uncomfortable with other passengers on the bus. The driver of the bus was very friendly. It was nice not to have to navigate and figure out where to go, since I am not from...The seats were comfortable and roomy. The ride felt safe and I didn't have to worry about feeling uncomfortable with other passengers on the bus. The driver of the bus was very friendly. It was nice not to have to navigate and figure out where to go, since I am not from Illinois.More
Cons
NothingNothing
Tips
NoneNone
Mampouya Ngoma
3.0
July 2, 2019Vacation
Pros
The price The price

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with M&M Shuttle report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Daniela
5.0
October 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver was very nice! And we arrived on time so that was great!The driver was very nice! And we arrived on time so that was great!
Cons
Everything was perfect Everything was perfect

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