Transportation and Lodging

Local Transportation

The twin cities of Urbana and Champaign (combined population of 100,000) are divided by Wright Street, which runs north-south through the middle of the University campus. Urbana is east, Champaign west, of Wright Street.

If you are going to a building identified by a street address, you must know which city it is in. The campus map or city map shows you major streets in both cities.

A complete city map can be found in the city telephone book. Information about the MTD bus system is available at the Illini Union Information Desk and the Visitors Center.


The Illini Union has 72 guest rooms and two V.I.P. suites. To make reservations, go to Room 125 of the Illini Union at 1401 West Green Street, Urbana, or telephone (217) 333-1241.

For a list of other hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast accommodations in the Urbana-Champaign area, telephone the Champaign-Urbana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (217) 351-4133 or toll-free at 1-800-369-6151.