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Driving Directions to Campus by Automobile

Driving from Chicago's O'Hare Airport
  • To drive to the campus from Chicago's O'Hare Airport go East on I-190 a couple miles to Interstate 294, the Tri-state Tollway.
  • Head south (toward Indiana) for 35 miles to I-80 paying your tolls along the way.
  • Take I-80 West (toward Iowa) two miles
  • Exit from the left lane onto I-57 heading South
  • Drive South for a couple hours or less to I-74 in Champaign
  • Take I-74 East three miles and exit at Lincoln Avenue
  • Turn right and head south a mile to the campus which is on your right.

Driving from Bloomington-Normal Regional Airport
  • Exit Central Illinois Regional Airport Bloomington-Normal onto Route 9 by turning right or East and proceed two miles to Towanda-Barnes Road
  • Turn right or South, driving five miles to the first stop light
  • Turn left then right or South through Downs to I-74
  • Take I-74 East to Champaign-Urbana
  • Exit South on Lincoln Avenue
  • Head south a mile to the campus which is on your right.

Driving from Indianapolis International Airport Indiana
  • Drive East from the airport less than a mile to I-465
  • Head north on I-465 about five miles to I-74
  • Take I-74 West 101 miles to Urbana
  • Travel time is under two hours.

Driving from Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL)
  • Start the 187 mile drive by heading East on I -70 from the St. Louis airport
  • Go a couple miles to I-170 and head North to I-270
  • Take I-270/I-70 East to I-57 in Illinois
  • Take I-57 North to I-74 in Champaign
  • Take I-74 East three miles and exit at Lincoln Avenue
  • Turn right and head south a mile to the campus which is on your right

Parking

As at most large universities, daytime parking on the Urbana-Champaign campus can be difficult, and it may be more convenient to walk to some destinations. Between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., visitors may park in metered spaces along streets and in metered spaces in designated University parking lots and facilities. All other campus lots are reserved for permit holders only, and your car may be towed if you park in prohibited spaces.

In addition to campus facilities, a municipal lot is located on Green Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets. After 5 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, University lots are open to visitors, subject to posted restrictions.

If you plan to be on campus for several days, you may wish to obtain a free visitor parking permit from the Division of Campus Parking, 1110 West Springfield, Urbana, 333-3530.

Visitors may take advantage of the campus Motorist Assistance Program for help with keys locked in cars, dead batteries, and certain other kinds of minor car problems. Call 244-HELP (4357).



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