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Journey Information

Champaign to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration2h 30m
Trips per day8
Bus lines2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Champaign to Chicago
4.5
Based on 8 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
Sivaraman
5.0
July 31, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Cleanliness, 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!
Cons
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...More
Cons
Nothing
Tips
None
Mampouya Ngoma
3.0
July 2, 2019Vacation
Pros
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!
Cons
Everything was perfect

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Champaign to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $17.00 was the low point for bus fares from Champaign to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Champaign are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $17.00 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $11.03 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 126 miles (203 kilometers) from Champaign to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Chicago. 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Champaign?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. 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 8 scheduled buses that travel from Champaign to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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 to Chicago. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 bus trips per day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound85h 15m$24.07
Tornado Bus13h 20m$60.00

Where does the bus leave from in Champaign?

Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Champaign, Illinois. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Buses arrive in Chicago at 5 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
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Tornado Bus Station

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