Champaign and Urbana are located near the center of the state, about an hour west of Indianapolis, an hour south of Chicago and an hour northeast of St. Louis. The cities have been dubbed “micro-urban,” providing big-city aspects with the convenience of a small community.

By plane

Willard Airport is located about 15 minutes from the campus. The airport can arrange a shuttle to the university. Uber and Lyft both also operate in the city.

By train

Amtrak provides train service to Champaign.

By car

There are several car options: rental companies, taxi companies, ZipCar and app-based services like Uber and Lyft.


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