Atlanta to Champaign Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $68
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 56min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 73 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 488 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$68 · 15h 53min · 88 lb of CO2
Atlanta to Champaign
+3 more options
$218 · 1d 2h 6min · 285 lb of CO2
$287 · 5h 56min · 534 lb of CO2

Atlanta to Champaign Flights

There are 1 airports — ATL — that make sense to fly out of from Atlanta and 1 airports — CMI — to access Champaign. The best deals are usually found by flying out of ATL.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Champaign from Atlanta, a flight is the quickest method.
$66 · 8h 28min · 96 lb of CO2
Atlanta to Champaign

Drive from Atlanta to Champaign

It's 489 miles between Atlanta to Champaign. On a typical day, it might take between 8h 28min and 8h 53min from Atlanta to Champaign under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 9h 19min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Champaign by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $65.

What is the best way to travel from Atlanta to Champaign?

The are 6 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Atlanta to Champaign. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Atlanta to Champaign?

On your trip from Atlanta to Champaign, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Atlanta to Champaign IL?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Atlanta to Champaign. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Champaign is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Atlanta/Champaign buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Atlanta is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Atlanta GA and Champaign during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Atlanta to Champaign? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Champaign traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Champaign is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Atlanta to Champaign?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Atlanta to Champaign is by bus. The bus costs $68 roughly and will take 15 hours 53 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Atlanta to Champaign?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Atlanta area and Champaign, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 2 hours 6 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ATL Atlanta Amtrak, which is about 4 miles from Atlanta. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NOL New Orleans.

How long does it take from Atlanta to Champaign by car?

The total distance between Atlanta and Champaign is 489 miles and will take you about 8 hours 28 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $66.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Atlanta to Champaign
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