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Bus Trip Information: Indianapolis to Champaign

There is one daily bus from Indianapolis to Champaign. Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Champaign usually takes around 2 hours and 5 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance113 mi (182 km)
Shortest duration2h 5m
Cheapest price$35.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Indianapolis to Champaign

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




March 9, 2022- Visiting friends

Burlington Trailways

Pros: The excellent, helpful bus driver! He helped me get my ticket printed, as I only had it on my phone. He indicated what desk I needed to go to and who to ask for assistance. His personalism and courteous interactions with customers was exemplary and I complimented...

Pros: The excellent, helpful bus driver! He helped me get my ticket printed, as I only had it on my phone. He indicated what desk I needed to go to and who to ask for assistance. His personalism and courteous interactions with customers was exemplary and I complimented him for it. I even asked the entire bus to give him a round of applause for his excellent driving! Cons: The initial ARRIVAL AT THE BUS STATION was awful, because I'd never been there before and naturally went to the front doors of the bus station. I looked for a Wanderu sign but saw nothing... The awful party was that all the glass doors to enter the building were LOCKED! I couldn't get in and began calling out to people inside. Then I saw a gap in the brick wall next to the entrance and begin calling through the gap for help to get in. Thankfully my nephew, who had given me a ride to the station, suggested we go around the back, which we did. I asked someone for the bus to champaign-urbana, and an employee said to go to the red Trailways bus. Please, you really need to make clear on the ticket what the name of the bus is and how to get in the building. It will help all your future clients! Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope it will improve your services. God bless you! Tips: Get there early and make sure you print your ticket first. I don't really know about the WiFi, as I didn't try it.




July 23, 2019- Vacation

Burlington Trailways

Seeing the highway/the scenery in Indiana and Illinois

Seeing the highway/the scenery in Indiana and Illinois



July 19, 2019- Visiting family

Burlington Trailways

Pros: It was my first time using mass transportation such as this. I was nervous about the process and anxious about the possibility that I would get lost in an unfamiliar location. The driver was friendly and helpful with my questions and clarified all my confusion. T...

Pros: It was my first time using mass transportation such as this. I was nervous about the process and anxious about the possibility that I would get lost in an unfamiliar location. The driver was friendly and helpful with my questions and clarified all my confusion. The bus itself was clean and spacious which helped me feel more comfortable and safe. Cons: There wasn’t much signage at the station that signaled where I should wait and if the driver would come inside or we approach the bus. I would appreciate more directions on the boarding ticket itself or at the station.


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What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Champaign?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Indianapolis to Champaign. 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 Trailways12h 6m$35.00
  • Burlington Trailways

    Burlington Trailways

    As part of the Trailways network, Burlington Trailways offers intercity bus service across various states in the Midwest, plus stops in major cities like Chicago and Denver. Passengers love traveling on Trailways buses because of the high-end amenities onboard, including satellite TV, power outlets at every seat, and clean restrooms. Burlington Trailways is also known for the best free Wi-Fi and its helpful, friendly crew.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Champaign during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Indianapolis to Champaign?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 113 miles from Indianapolis to Champaign. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

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

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 Indianapolis?

There is usually only one bus per day from Indianapolis to Champaign. It leaves the station in Indianapolis at 7:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus departures serve Champaign each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Indianapolis to Champaign. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Indianapolis to Champaign; ticket prices start at $60.00.

City Information


Indianapolis, or often referred to as just Indy, is the capital and largest city in the state of Indiana. While the city attracts thousands of visitors from the area every month, it is during Memorial Day weekend that Indianapolis becomes the place to be for over 300,000 race car fans from all over the globe. The reason for that is the Indianapolis 500, an annual automobile race and the world’s largest single day sporting event, taking place at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

If you’re not in Indianapolis for Memorial Day weekend, you can learn about the race and see a rare collection of 500 Indy race vehicles and memorabilia at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. And while you’re on a history streak, stop by at one of the many war memorials found throughout the city, like the Soldiers and Sailors monument, the World War II memorial, and the Indiana War Memorial where you must check out the Shrine Room for a stunning one-of-a-kind experience.

Over the past few years, Indianapolis has also been cultivating a vibrant restaurant scene, offering classic American dishes made with ingredients from local farmers, and a growing selection of international cuisine. If you’re a beer fan, you will be happy to know that Indianapolis has some of the highest quality breweries in the U.S.

Located in the heart of America’s Midwest, Indianapolis offers easy connections by bus and train to other Midwestern hubs like Chicago, Louisville, and Cincinnati, while the conveniently located airport connects Indy with the rest of the world.


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 Indianapolis?

Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Union Station (350 S Illinois St) - INDAMT-0

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Main departure station: 350 S Illinois St

Union Station at 350 S Illinois St in Indianapolis is a major train and bus station which serves the Amtrak Cardinal, and bus carriers including Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Miller Transportation, and Burlington Trailways. The modern station is located directly south of the historic 1888 Union Station, which now houses a hotel, several restaurants, and a wedding venue. Union Station is in the Wholesale District of downtown Indianapolis, within walking distance to eateries and hotels. There is even an underground, climate-controlled walkway from the station to the nearby Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • 350 S Illinois St

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.

All bus stations in Champaign:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

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