Travel & Lodging


We have arranged a special room rate at the Hampton Inn for conference attendees. We are in the process of securing room blocks at other hotels, which may come with reduced room rates as well. Stay tuned!

Getting to Champaign-Urbana

There are two broad options of getting to Urbana-Champaign:

  • Arriving by driving your own vehicle, or
  • Public transportation
    1. Arriving at University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI): Daily flights to and from Chicago O’Hare and Dallas/Ft. Worth
    2. Arriving at Amtrak Illinois Terminal: The Illinois Terminal train station is operated by Amtrak and serves Illini (Chicago <-> Carbondale), Saluki (Chicago <-> Carbondale), and City of New Orleans (Chicago <-> New Orleans) passenger trains.
    3. Arriving at O’Hare International Airport (ORD): There are four transportation options from O’Hare International Airport to Urbana-Champaign…
      1. By flight to University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI)
      2. By train to Amtrak Illinois Terminal from Chicago Union Station
      3. By bus:
        • Peoria Charter serves many different locations including both Chicago airports (O’Hare and Midway), Union Station in Chicago, and a number of Chicago suburbs. Pick up is available from Terminal 2 and Terminal 5 at the O’Hare International Airport with multiple drop-off points on-campus.
        • Greyhound has daily service between Chicago and Champaign. Pick up is available from downtown Chicago with drop-off at the Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign.
      4. Car Rental

Champaign County Visitors Information