Whether you’re traveling to, getting around, or leaving Champaign for a trip, there are lots of easy and convenient ways to get to and from Champaign.
Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More
Willard Airport is a convenient regional airport operated by the University of Illinois. Willard Airport accommodates both private and commercial aircraft. Each day, carriers operate flights to major aviation hubs, from which air travelers can easily connect to destinations around the world. For more information, visit Willard Airport’s website or call 217-244-8600. Willard Airport’s address is 11 Airport Road, Savoy.
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. For more information, visit Flightstar’s website or call 217-351-7700. Flightstar’s address is 7 Airport Road, Savoy.
Champaign boasts an extensive set of bike routes and bike trails to help cyclists get around town. The City maintains a number of bike routes both on City streets and separated from the roadway. Champaign’s bike routes tie into University of Illinois, Urbana, and Savoy bike routes, as well as Champaign Park District trails.
Champaign County Bikes is a local nonprofit organization that maintains a great bike route map for the area, and also promotes safe cycling. Visit Champaign County Bikes’ website.
Buses operated by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District have bicycle carriers, and some Amtrak trains can accommodate carry-on bicycles. Visit the CUMTD bicycling page.
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD)
The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) provides award-winning bus service throughout Champaign, the University of Illinois, and Urbana. The Illinois Terminal is the main bus terminal and is strategically located in downtown Champaign.
Route maps, schedules, annual bus passes, and other information:
MTD Business Office, 1101 E University Avenue, Urbana
Phone: 217-384-8188 TDD: 217-384-7433
Customer service at Illinois Terminal:
Illinois Terminal, 45 E University Avenue, Champaign
Burlington Trailways provides inter-city bus service from Wyoming to Indiana. Trailways picks up/drops off passengers at the Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign. For more information, please visit Trailways’ website or call 800.992-4618.
Greyhound provides inter-city bus service to north and south locations, in addition to a variety of other services. Greyhound picks up/drops off passengers at the Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign. For more information, please visit Greyhound’s website or call 800.231.2222 or 217.352.4150.
Illini Shuttle provides daily bus service to/from Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports and suburbs. For schedules and other information, please visit Illini Shuttle’s website or call 217-344-6700
Peoria Charter offers weekend charter bus service from the University of Illinois to Chicago’s suburbs. For more information, visit Peoria Charter’s website or call 800.448.0572.
Suburban Express specializes in weekend transportation for college students and provides service between the University of Illinois and Chicago area. For more information, visit Suburban Express’ website or call 217.344.5500.
Champaign conveniently lies at the intersection of three major Interstates. I-72 and I-74 provide convenient east-west access, while I-57 provides easy north-south access. The City is also served by State Routes 10, 45, and 150.
City streets are mostly laid out in a grid-like pattern with major arterial streets running north-south and east-west. Visit the City’s Maps webpage or click the Google map below for more help getting around town.
A centralized transportation hub conveniently located in downtown Champaign, Illinois Terminal provides travelers easy access to local and long distance bus services, Amtrak, taxis, and more. The Illinois Terminal is owned by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD), and offers spacious waiting areas, a restaurant, gift shop, and other amenities. For more information, visit the CUMTD’s website or call 217.384.3577. Illinois Terminal is located at 45 E. University Avenue in Champaign, immediately west of the railroad tracks.