Transportation (CUUATS)

Traveler Information


Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

America's Best Little Transit System (1986 and 1994) offers bus service throughout the Champaign-Urbana area. For more information, contact (217) 384-8188, or visit MTD's website at


As part of the 2004 Champaign County Greenways and Trails Plan, CCRPC updated its bicycle path map, which includes links throughout and beyond the Champaign-Urbana urbanized area. Maps are available free of charge at the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission offices, 1776 E. Washington, Urbana, IL 61802 or by calling (217) 328-3313.

Air Travel

University of Illinois Willard Airport offers daily flights to two destinations: Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth, including regional jet service to Chicago O'Hare Airport. For more information, visit

Illinois Terminal: Intercity Buses, Amtrak, CUMTD

Illinois Terminal (45 E. University Ave., Champaign) provides a central transfer point for the local CUMTD bus service, intercity buses, and Amtrak train service.

Greyhound, Greyhound Express, Burlington Trailways, and Peoria Charter Coach provide bus service to other cities from the Terminal.

Amtrak provides train service at the Illinois Terminal station for the daily Chicago-Carbondale Illini and Saluki trains, and the Chicago-New Orleans City of New Orleans, also operating daily.

Amtrak operates passenger rail service throughout most of the United States, serving cities and towns in 45 states. Customers should visit the Illinois Terminal station in Champaign, call 1-800-USA-RAIL, or see an authorized Amtrak travel agent for details on any Amtrak service. Ticketing, schedules and service information are also available at the Amtrak website at

Car-Sharing:  Zipcar

This car-sharing program provides a sustainable transportation alternative and helps reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled.  It can also reduce the demand for parking spaces and encourage the use of active transportation modes of walking, biking, mass transit, and carpooling.

Members can reserve Zipcars online or by phone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Zipcar members have automated access to cars using a "Zipcard" to unlock the door and drive away.  Gas, parking, insurance, and maintenance costs are included in the fees.  Zipcar also offers frequent driver and business/organization programs with additional discounts.  Join online at