How to go from O’Hare Airport to Champaign Urbana by Bus/Shuttle?

A convenient and cheaper way to go from the O’Hare airport to Champaign is
taking a charter bus service such as Illini Shuttle/ Suburban Express, Peoria
Charter. These companies will take you from O’Hare Airport Central B us/Shuttle Center directly to UIUC campus or to the main bus/train terminal
in Champaign. 

Tickets costs approximately $28-$40 one-way. * Check the company website for price updates! 


The Peoria Charter picks up the passengers at 2 locations within O’Hare

  • 1. O’Hare Bus Shuttle Center – located at terminal 2
  • 2. Outside of Terminal 5 (in the designated areas for the vans stop – at
    the middle lane)

The company also offers this service
from the other airport in town – The Midway Airport.

You can buy the ticket with the
driver, online, or via phone with a credit card.

*If you missed your Peoria Charter bus, call (800) 448-0572 . They offer
a 24 hour Call Center.


Illini Shuttle/Suburban Express

This company take passengers only at
the O’Hare Bus Shuttle Center,
located at Terminal 2.

The company requires you to print your
ticket / proof of payment. The electronic copy/e-mail will not be accepted.


For more details about location and schedules, please check the links

  1. Peoria Charter
  2. Illini
  3. Suburban Express


* Each passenger is allowed to check two bags of 70 pounds/32 kilos each
for free and a carry-on.
Extra luggage will cost $10 per item if space is available.
Check the updates on the bus company’s policy. It might change.

For more information on the bus drop-off locations, check our Blog
postings section.


These Buses/Shuttles stop at the following locations in Urbana-Champaign:     

  1. Armory
    Hall (campus) – The shuttle stops on Armory St., South of Ice Arena.
  2. Altgeld
    Hall (campus) – The shuttle stops on East side of Wright Street, by Altgeld
    Hall, usually at a small red fire hydrant roughly collinear with north wall of
    Altgeld Hall. It is across the street from Cocomero frozen yogurt shop. (If you
    are planning to stay at the Illini Union Hotel get off here)
  3.  Illini
    Terminal (bus & Train terminal) Downtown Champaign, 45 E university Ave.
    (south platform)
  4. ISR
    – Illinois Street Residence Hall, In front of the Levis Faculty Building, 919 W
    Illinois Street
  5. Orchard Downs – On S. Orchard St. Across the street
    from the South Laundry. In front of Building 2051.  (ONLY
    Peoria Charter stops here)
  6. Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign: 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign.
    Sprinter vans stop in front of main entrance. Full-sized buses stop behind
    Walgreen’s. (ONLY Illini Shuttle stops

Tip: This stop is one block way of
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Champaign. You can get off the bus at this location
and walk a block if you have reservations at Hawthorn Suites.

Questions?  suggestions? Did
you have a different experience? Send them our way! We are here to share
experiences and help each other! 

Check our Blogs:

How to Rent a Car at the O’Hare International Airport?

Flying from O’Hare Airport to Urbana-Champaign

How to go from Chicago Downtown to Champaign Urbana?

Safe Travels!


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