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Getting to Champaign-Urbana



  • AMTRAK has service between downtown Chicago and Champaign.


  • University of Illinois O'Hare to Urbana-Champaign Shuttle Service is provided by ISSS for new incoming international students. This service is temporarily suspended and will not be offered in Fall 2022.
  • Peoria Charter (private bus company) serves many different locations including both Chicago airports (O'Hare and Midway), Union Station in Chicago, and a number of Chicago suburbs. Pick up is available from Terminal 2 and Terminal 5 at the O'Hare International Airport with multiple drop-off points on-campus.
  • Greyhound (private bus company) has daily service between Chicago and Champaign. Pick up is available from downtown Chicago with drop-off at the Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign.
  • Express Air Coach (private bus company) has a daily service non-stop between O'Hare International Airport and Champaign. Pick up is available from Shuttle center and Terminal 5 (Door 5E lower level) at the O'Hare International Airport and two drop-off/pick-up points on-campus, Altgeld Hall and the Armory.


The average cost of a taxi is $15-20 to campus from Willard Airport or the Illinois Terminal. For assistance, please ask an employee at the airport or the terminal. Be sure to agree on the cost of your cab fare before leaving for your destination.

Local Options

After you arrive on campus, there are local transit options. For more information, visit the Public Transportation page.

Transportation Guide

Click here to access a helpful guide to using the above-mentioned modes of transportation to get to campus from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.