The MSPE Program provides its incoming students, upon their arrival, complimentary transportation from the Champaign airport/bus station/train station to their predetermined housing. It will also assist them with finding permanent housing.
The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (C-U) in east-central Illinois. C-U is situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis.
Travel Options to Champaign-Urbana
- University of Illinois Willard Airport (airport code CMI)
- AMTRAK has service between downtown Chicago and Champaign
- Peoria Charter serves many different locations including the Bloomington Airport as well as both Chicago Airports (O'Hare and Midway)
- Illini Shuttle provides service between Chicago and Champaign and will pick up and/or drop off students at both Chicago airports (O'Hare and Midway)
- Greyhound has daily service between downtown Chicago and Champaign
Note that the train and most bus/shuttle services arrive at the Illinois Terminal, located at 45 East University Avenue in downtown Champaign (about one mile from campus).