Champaign is serviced by Willard Airport (American Airlines) and by Amtrak and bus service.
The hotel offers a complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from Willard Airport and the train and bus station downtown. Call 217-398-3400 to make arrangements for pick up at the airport or bus/train station ahead of your scheduled travel.
To the Illini Union:
The symposium will be held in the Illini Union on Green Street, in the Illini Union Ballroom on the 2nd floor. The Illini Union is 1.8 miles from the Hawthorne Suites (symposium hotel). Options to get from the hotel to the Union and back include public bus, taxi, car, or walking.
The public bus service in Champaign/Urbana is exceptional. Please visit https://www.cumtd.com
for a complete bus schedule and information on fares and routes.
Based on current time table, there are 2 possible bus routes from the Hawthorne Suites to the Illini Union in the mornings.
1. Taking the 14 East Navy from "Fox & State" to the Transit Plaza.
- 14E East Navy only operates in early mornings.
- based on current time table, the bus stops at 7:37am, 8:27am, and 9:12am.
2. Taking the 9 Brown from "Fox & State" to the Transit Plaza.
- This bus operates every 30 minutes.
- Based on current time table, 9 Brown stops at 8:06am, 8:36am, and 9:06am, and every 30 minutes after that.
From the transit plaza, it is then a very short walk to the Illini Union:
To return from the Illini Union to the Hawthorne Suites:
Bus route back to the hotel: There is only 1 route; 100 South Yellow.
Take the 100 South Yellow at the Transit Plaza and get off at the State & Trade Center Dr. station.
The bus departs the Transit Plaza at 8:28pm, 8:58pm, 9:28pm, 9:58pm, and 10:28pm.
Another option is to drive from the Hawthorne Suites to the Illini Union. Parking is along the streets at meters, and is $.75 per hour, for a two hour maximum. Thus, you will need to ‘feed’ the meter with quarters throughout the day.
It is 1.8 miles from the Hawthorne Suites to the Illini Union, with a pleasant walk through the heart of campus: