Travel Tips

Getting Here and Getting Around

The nearest airports to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are

The University of Illinois - Willard Airport (roughly 10 minutes away)

Springfield (roughly an hour away)

Indianapolis (roughly 2 hours away)

Chicago O'Hare (roughly 3 and 1/2 hours away).

Buses are available from the Springfield and Chicago airports.

Uber and Lyft are widely available locally. Buses are $1 fare per ride to campus and free on campus. Parking meters are available across campus for those driving and are free after 6pm on Saturday and free all day on Sunday.


Hotels Nearby

Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana (top pick, 15 minute walk, 10 by transit)


Holiday Inn Champaign (~35 min walk, 15 by transit)


Hilton Garden Inn (~35 min walk, ~20 by transit)

America's Best Inn Urbana/Champaign (25 min walk, no faster option)

  • (Perhaps the most cost affordable option, but least convenient)


Restaurants Nearby
Food and coffee is available within a couple blocks from the school of music and supports most dietary constraints. Below are a few options nearby!
Caffe Paradiso
Caffe Bene
Espresso Royale
Merry Ann's Diner
Rosati's Pizza
Bab Plus
J Gumbo's