Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District
1101 E. University, Urbana, 384-8188
The Mass Transit District (MTD) is Champaign-Urbana’s public transportation. The MTD buses are quite convenient, and since every student pays a fee to support the MTD, you are entitled to unlimited access to all routes and services at all times. Simply show your student ID, or i-Card, to the operator. All MTD regular routes are served by buses that are equipped with wheelchair lifts. In general, buses run about every 20 to 30 minutes, and almost all lines go to campus. On many routes, bus drivers will pick you up and drop you off on any corner along the route. You can find information on routes and detours at www.cumtd.com, and you can pick up maps onboard most buses and at the terminal.
- Amtrak (352-5905) is located at the Illinois Terminal at 1101 E. University, which also contains the central MTD offices. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com for more information. Passenger trains run daily from Illinois Terminal to Chicago’s Union Station, leaving Champaign in the early morning and returning to Champaign in the evening.
- Greyhound (352-4150) is also located at the Illinois Terminal and runs to Chicago.
- Illini Shuttle (344-6700) make up to 6 trips a day between Champaign, O'Hare airport and Chicago suburbs.
- Suburban Express (344-5500) provides weekend bus service between UIUC and destinations in the Chicago suburbs.
11 Airport Rd., Savoy, 244-8600
Willard Airport, located about 3 miles south of Champaign on Route 45, which is the extension of Neil St., is a regional airport operated by the University of Illinois, accommodating both private and commercial aircraft. American Airlines and United Airlines are currently the only airlines the fly to Champaign. Parking costs $5 per day, and the MTD has a bus route from campus and the Illinois Terminal to the airport that operates 7 days a week. It is also easy to get there taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
Willard Airport (CMI) offers various rental cars, including Alamo (359-5259), AVIS (359-5441), Budget (378-8584), Enterprise (359-5259), Hertz (359-5413) and National (359-5259). Zipcar is another option for short term car rental.
Nearby International airports include: O'Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW) in Chicago, Indianapolis International Airport (IND), and Lambert (STL) in St. Louis. There is also a great regional airport (with free parking) just 45 minutes away in Bloomington-Normal - Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI ).