International Forum for U.S. Studies





The Presence of "America" in India: Where and How Does "America" Appear and What Are The Effects?


Champaign-Urbana is readily accessible to visitors by car, plane, train, or bus. regional map

The University of Illinois' Willard Airport is five miles south of Champaign, just off US 45.

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.

There is also bus service from Chicago to Champaign, via Lex Express.


Driving from Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD)

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.


Driving from Bloomington-Normal Regional Airport (BMI)

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.


Driving from Indianapolis International Airport, Indiana (IND)

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.


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