Transportation

Illinois Terminal

Illinois Terminal provides travelers access to

  • inter-city bus services
  • local bus services
  • Amtrak trains
  • taxis

Located at 45 E. University Avenue in downtown Champaign, this handsome facility was opened in 1999 by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and offers spacious waiting areas, a restaurant, gift shop, and other amenities.

General information for Illinois Terminal can be obtained:

Airports

Willard Airport

Willard Airport is a regional airport operated by the University of Illinois, accommodating both private and commercial aircraft. Each day, carriers operate  flights to major hubs, from which travelers can connect to all destinations.

Contact Willard Airport:

Phone: 217/244-8600
Address: 11 Airport Rd., Savoy, IL 61874
Willard Airport website


Flightstar

Flightstar, located at Willard Airport, provides a variety of services to persons who fly their own aircraft and to those who charter Flightstar’s aircraft and pilots.

Contact Flightstar:

Phone: 217/351-7700
Fax: 217/351-9843
Address: 7 Airport Rd., Savoy, IL 61874
Flightstar website


Frasca

Frasca Air Services provides aircraft rental, fuel and maintenance, hangars/tie-downs, and flight training.

Contact Frasca Air Services:

Radio: 122.8
Phone: 217/367-8441
Fax: 217/367-0209
Address: 1402 E. Airport Rd., Urbana, IL 61802-7407
Frasca Field/Frasca Air Services website

Amtrak Trains

Amtrak provides passenger train service from Illinois Terminal. Information may be obtained as follows:

Toll free Phone: 800/USA-Rail (800/872-7245)
Local Phone: 217/352-5905


Amtrak
Illinois Terminal
45 E. University Avenue,
Champaign, IL 61820
Amtrak website

Bicycles

Bicycle Registrations

The Champaign Fire Department provides citizens the opportunity to register bicycles free of cost at all fire stations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. hours seven days a week.   Fire Department personnel record such information as make/model, serial number and owner information for each bike.  A numbered decal is then placed on each bike.  Information from the registration forms are later entered into a database at the main fire station.

Should a citizen’s bike become lost or stolen, they can call the fire department, give CFD the decal number and retrieve information necessary to file a police report.   The police department checks all recovered bikes for a CFD decal.   If one is located, they can call the fire department to get owner information and return the bike.

Bike Routes

The Public Works Department installs and maintains bike routes on City streets. Bike routes may be on-street and designated with signage, or may be separated from the road. Champaign’s bike routes tie into University of Illinois, Urbana, and Savoy bike routes and Champaign Park District trails. Maps of the bike route system are available at the City of Champaign information desk, 102 North Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Transportation publishes maps of recommended bicycle routes, bike trails, and points of interest for each district of the state.

Maps and other local bike route information can be found on the Champaign County Greenways and Trails web site.

Bicycle Transportation

Buses operated by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD – the local bus service) have bicycle carriers, and some Amtrak trains can accommodate carry-on bicycles. See the CUMTD Walk and Bike page for more details.

For more information contact:

Engineering Division
Public Works Department
702 Edgebrook Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-403-4710

Bus Services

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD)

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) provides award-winning bus service throughout Champaign and the adjacent city of Urbana. You may contact the MTD as follows:

Route maps, schedules, annual bus passes, and other information:

MTD Business Office
1101 E. University Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-384-8188
For hearing impaired persons: 217-384-7433

Customer service at Illinois Terminal:

Illinois Terminal
45 E. University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: 217-384-3577 or 217-384-3578
The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) website

The BusBank

Providing group and event transportation services. We have a wide range of bus types from mini coaches to executive coaches. For more information, please contact The BusBank.

Toll Free Phone: 866-428-7226
The BusBank

Cavallo Bus Lines, Inc.

Charter company offering motorcoach services.  For more information, please contact Cavallo Bus Lines, Inc.

Toll-free Phone:  800-527-5675
Cavallo Bus Lines website

Greyhound Services

Provides inter-city bus service to north and south locations, in addition to a variety of other services. For more information, please contact Greyhound at:

Toll-free Phone: 800/231-2222
Local Phone: 217/352-4150

Greyhound Service
Illinois Terminal
45 E. University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
Greyhound Services website

Illini Shuttle

Daily bus service to and from O’Hare and Midway airports and Chicago Suburbs. For schedules and other information, please contact Illini Shuttle.

Toll-free Phone: 800/OHARE-88 (800/642-7388)
Local Phone: 217/344-6700
Illini Shuttle website

Marie’s Tours and Charters

Carries passengers anywhere in the U.S.  For more information, please contact Marie’s Tours and Charters.

Call: 217.665-3095

Monticello Bus Service, Inc.

Charter services available to any point in the USA and Canada.  Local and long distance.  For more information, please contact Monticello Bus Service.

Toll-free Phone: 800-666-9477
Local Phone: 217-762-9477
Monticello Bus Service website

Peoria Charter Coach Co.

Champaign-Urbana Facility

Weekend charter bus with wifi service from University of Illinois to Chicago Suburbs.

Phone: 800-448-0572
Peoria Charter Coach website

SouthSide Express

South Side Express is a family based business very proud and safe enjoyable travel to nearly 10,000 passenger for the past three years. While South Side Express, Shuttle & Limousine service is known for it’s regularly scheduled passenger service, the company provides a number of other services for its customers. Along with the featured express from Champaign/Urbana to Chicago, the company travel Service unit offers charters packages for business, conventions, Weddings, Reunions, and School Trips.

Phone: 217-418-3061
SouthSide Express website

Suburban Express

Provides weekend bus service between destinations in the Chicago suburbs and the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. For more information, contact Suburban Express.

Phone: 217/344-5500
Suburban Express website

Interstate Highways

Champaign has immediate access to the interstate highway system. Interstates 72 and 74 provide east-west access, while Interstate 57 provides north-south access. The City is also served by State Route 45 in north-south directions and Routes 10 and 150 in east-west directions.


View Larger Map

Taxis and Limos

Champaign is served by a variety of private taxi and limousine services. Taxis are available at Illinois Terminal at all times.

Taxicabs Serving Champaign:

Company NamePhone Number
A-CAB Taxi & Limousine(217) 202-8202
Atlas Cab Taxi Service(217) 419-1333
Campus Taxi(217) 359-5541
Checker Cab(217) 355-3553
Freedom Cab(217) 344-3444
Green Taxi(217) 721-5533
Illini Taxi(217) 384-5892
Luxe Taxi(217) 328-5100
Orange Taxi(217) 363-1500
Safeway Taxi(217) 637-1573
The Taxi Co.(217) 355-1212
Wilbur’s Taxi(217) 781-0310

Limousines Serving Champaign:

Company NamePhone Number    Website
A-CAB Taxi & Limousine(217) 202-8202
Aaron’s Party Bus and Limousine Service(217) 377-9200
Andy’s Limousine Service(217) 352-3859www.andystowingandlimos.com
Bell Elite Limousine(217) 722-1199
Larry’s Limousine Service(217) 202-6550www.larryslimousineservice.com
NCD Limousine Service(217) 202-4696
Starr Limousine(217) 356-9999www.starrlimos.com

Transportation For Seniors

HelpSource.org has compiled a list of Transportation Services available for Seniors in the Champaign-Urbana area.