getting around

maps

Looking for area maps? Here are a few to help you navigate while you're in town:

public transportation

mass transit

Once in town, there are a variety of ways to get around sustainably. The greater Champaign area boasts one of the best public transportation systems around-the Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District. Twice receiving the American Public Transit Association's Outstanding Achievement Award, the CUMTD has a 98% customer satisfaction rate. Their efforts to "Go Green" in our community have resulted in serving 12 million riders, taking cars off the road and making it easier to get where you need to go. Their hybrid buses integrate the latest technology to reduce emissions resulting in better air quality. They even make it simple for bicyclists, with racks on all buses to easily transport your bike. For only $1 one-way, you can affordably and sustainably get around Champaign-Urbana. Check out their routes and trip planners online at www.cumtd.com.

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District | 217-384-8188 | view website

zipcars

If you simply need a quick ride to get around, we've got Zipcars ready for you! With several pick up points throughout Champaign County, including a convenient pick up at Illinois Terminal, you can use this car-sharing program for a few hours or all day.

uber

Don't want to navigate the streets, use Uber! The greater Champaign-Urbana area is one of the latest communities to get this on-demand service. Download the app on your smartphone to be connected to a variety of drivers who will get you where you need to be.

rental vehicles

  • Alamo | 800-327-9633 | view website
  • Avis Rent A Car | Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road Ste. 1, Savoy | 217-359-5441 | view website
  • Budget Rental | 2309 W. Bloomington Rd., Champaign | 217-398-8584 | view website
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car | 1212 N Prospect Ave., Champaign | 217-355-1300 | view website
  • Hertz | Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy | 217-359-5413 | view website
  • National Car Rental | Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy | 217-352-2775 | view website

biking

Biking Bring your bicycle on your trip to Champaign County to minimize your footprint when getting around. The League of American Bicyclists has deemed Champaign-Urbana a bronze-level bicycle-friendly community. With bike lanes adorning most city streets, it's easy to make your way through town. Whether you're biking the University of Illinois campus, our Park District's bike paths or navigating the country roads, our flat landscape and bike-friendly community makes this an ideal travel option.

Click here to download the Champaign County Bikes map.

Don't want to bring your bike with you? No problem, check out these rental programs:
  • Durst Cycle | 1112 W. University Ave., Urbana | 217-367-3600 | view website
  • Neutral Cycle Workshop | 624 S. Fifth St., Champaign | 217-979-2471 | view website

parking

Looking for where to park in Downtown Champaign, Urbana or at the University of Illinois? Find out more about on- and off-street metered parking, visitor parking lot locations, rates and payment options: