Directions to Campus
Champaign-Urbana is readily accessible to visitors by car, plane, train, or bus. A number of interstate, U.S., and state highways serve the motorist (see a city map).
The University of Illinois' Willard Airport is five miles south of Champaign, just off US 45.Airlines link the community to major hubs across the U.S. where passengers can make connections to destinations worldwide.
Amtrak provides daily rail passenger service to and from Chicago and points south through Memphis to New Orleans. Greyhound, Trailways, and Illini Swallow provide national and regional bus service.
To drive to the campus from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, take Interstate 190 a couple miles to Interstate 294, the Tri-state Tollway (exit 1D). Head south (toward Indiana) for 35 miles to Interstate 80, paying your tolls along the way.
Take I-80 West (toward Iowa) three miles then exit from the left lane onto Interstate 57 heading south. Drive south for a couple hours or less to I-74 in Champaign. Take I-74 east three miles and exit at Lincoln Avenue. Turn right and head south a mile to the campus, which is on your right.
- O'Hare terminal map
- Chicago live expressway congestion map
- Major arterial/expressway traffic detours
- Chicago roadway travel advisories from CDOT
- Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Reports
- Illinois state road map (Web version)
- Illinois state road map (PDF)
- Illinois current interstate construction zones map
- Illinois highway rest area map
- Illinois toll ways, conditions, rates, and more
Exit Central Illinois Regional Airport Bloomington-Normal onto Route 9 (west). After about a mile, turn left onto US-51/Veterans Parkway and stay on it for about four miles. Take the US-51/Main Street ramp and keep left at the fork, then turn left onto US-51/Main Street. About a mile and half later, take the I-74 (east) ramp towards Champaign. Take I-74 east to Champaign-Urbana. Exit South on Lincoln Avenue. Head south a mile to the campus, which is on your right.
From the airport, take I-70 east about 1.5 miles to I-465. Head north on I-465 about five miles to I-74. Take I-74 west (exit 16B, "Peoria") 107 miles to Urbana.
Start the 180 mile drive by turning right (northeast) on North Lindbergh Blvd./US-67 from the St. Louis airport. Take the MO-B/Natural Bridge Road ramp and stay straight to merge on to US-67. Stay on US-67 for two miles and take the exit for I-270. Take I-270 about 25 miles until you hit I-70, and go east on I-70. Take I-70 East to I-57 in Illinois. Take I-57 North to I-74 in Champaign. Take I-74 East three miles and exit at Lincoln avenue. Turn right and head south a mile to the campus, which is on your right.
- City of Champaign
Comprehensive transportation listing.
- Campus maps
- More about visiting the campus - Admissions and Records
- Chicago Transit Authority
- Willard Airport, University of Illinois
- Champaign County Visitor's Guide
- Illinois road maps
- Indiana road maps
- Indiana road construction
- Missouri road conditions
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