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Chicago to Champaign bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration2h 0m
Trips per day72
bus carriers4
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Champaign
4.8
Based on 12 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
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
2.5
Condition
3.5
Yadira
5.0
September 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
n/a
Cons
n/a
Tips
n/a

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peoria Charter report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.8
Value
3.6
Condition
4.7
Jessamine
5.0
November 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Even though the bus left a couple minutes late, we arrived to my destination a couple minutes early!
Cons
From the ticket, it wasn't very clear where the bus departed from. I wandered around Midway Airport for a while, asking employees where to go, and it took a long time and a lot of stress before I finally found the bus
Tips
The bus departs from Midway Airport in the lower level, outside of gate 6
Gaspard
5.0
October 11, 2019Solo travel
Pros
departure from Terminal 5
Cons
Electricity was supposed to be available, but I did not see any USB port
Sarah
5.0
September 22, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
Peoria Charter buses tend to feel safer and are more reliable
Zain
5.0
September 5, 2019Business
Pros
The bus driver was much kinder and last time than the previous Peoria Charter bus.
Marie Danielle
4.0
July 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Thé price

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fastest bus from Chicago to Champaign?

The fastest bus from Chicago to Champaign is through M&M Shuttle, which has an average travel time of just 2 hours. However, there is only 1 M&M shuttle per day, so if you miss out on that option you might consider Tornado Bus, which takes 2 hours 15 minutes.

Is there a train from Chicago to Champaign?

There are 3 train lines that travel from Chicago to Champaign: Amtrak City of New Orleans, Amtrak Illini Service and Amtrak Saluki. Train tickets for this route average just $16, and have an average travel time of about 2 hours 15 minutes.

Is Chicago to Champaign a good day-trip?

If you take one of the buses that gets to Champaign in less than 2 hours 30 minutes, then Chicago to Champaign can be a good day-trip. Typically you can find a bus that departs for Champaign around 7:00 a.m., with the latest return bus departing between 11:30 and midnight. Such a trip would give you a full 14 hours in Champaign.

How much does a bus ticket from Chicago to Champaign cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Champaign were $30.31.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Champaign is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 2 days out, tickets are on average $0.07 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Champaign?

The distance between Chicago and Champaign is approximately 125.93 miles, or 202.61 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Chicago to Champaign?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Champaign by bus is usually on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Saturday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Champaign?

On average there are 72 scheduled bus trips per day. Peoria Charter has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Champaign, with an average of 59.344 trips per day and 905 monthly trips. 4 bus carriers serve the route from Chicago to Champaign. Of the 72 trips there are 65 trips that are direct connections to Champaign.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Chicago to Champaign start at $8.50.

4 carriers offer Chicago to Champaign bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Champaign from $17.00. There are 12.931034 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Chicago to Champaign and you can expect on average to pay $21.78 for a Greyhound ticket to Champaign. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Champaign from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations. In Champaign, Greyhound arrives at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Champaign takes 5 hours and 29 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Champaign in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 12.6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $27.28 for a weekend trip to Champaign.

Avg. Time
5h 29m
Avg. Price
$21.78

Peoria Charter

Book Peoria Charter from Chicago to Champaign from $32.00. There are 59.344262 trips per day offered by Peoria Charter from Chicago to Champaign and you can expect on average to pay $32.17 for a Peoria Charter ticket to Champaign. In Chicago, Peoria Charter departs to Champaign from Chicago O'Hare Bus/Shuttle Ctr and 3 other stations. In Champaign, Peoria Charter arrives at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave and one other station.

An average trip on Peoria Charter from Chicago to Champaign takes 3 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available Peoria Charter trip will get you to Champaign in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Peoria Charter offers 58.352941 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $32.17 for a weekend trip to Champaign.

Avg. Time
3h 31m
Avg. Price
$32.17

M&M Shuttle

Book M&M Shuttle from Chicago to Champaign from $25.00. Typically there is one M&M Shuttle schedule per day from Chicago to Champaign and you can expect on average to pay $25.00 for a M&M Shuttle ticket to Champaign. In Chicago, M&M Shuttle departs to Champaign from Ogilvie Transp Ctr, In Champaign, M&M Shuttle arrives at Scott Hall,

An average trip on M&M Shuttle from Chicago to Champaign takes 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, M&M Shuttle offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $25.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Champaign.

Avg. Time
2h 0m
Avg. Price
$25.00

Tornado Bus

Book Tornado Bus from Chicago to Champaign from $55.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Chicago to Champaign and you can expect on average to pay $55.00 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Champaign. In Chicago, Tornado Bus departs to Champaign from Tornado Bus Station, In Champaign, Tornado Bus arrives at Pilot Travel center,

An average trip on Tornado Bus from Chicago to Champaign takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Champaign in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

Avg. Time
2h 15m
Avg. Price
$55.00

Plan your next adventure

There are 10 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Champaign will depart from these stations in Chicago:
  • Chicago O'Hare Bus/Shuttle Ctr
  • Terminal 5 Station, O'Hare Intl Airport
  • Midway Intl Airport
  • Southeast Corner of Jackson and Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Ogilvie Transp Ctr
  • Tornado Bus Station
Buses arrive in Champaign at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Champaign for trips arriving from Chicago:
  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave
  • Ikenberry Dining Hall - 301 E Gregory Dr
  • Scott Hall
  • Pilot Travel center

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