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Champaign Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Champaign Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Bench-type couches are not great, but allow you to stretch out and get some rest because they don't have those annoying arm rests. - a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Champaign Airport.

What to Expect

  • Champaign Urbana Airport is small with only two gates; winter prairie weather can cause many flight delays so be prepared.
  • Food and drinks are available on the second level.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • A review hasn’t been posted since 2002 so we don't have any current info for airport sleepers. If you’ve travelled here recently please submit a review!
  • According to a review from 2002 there are bench style couches available to sleep on; they don’t have armrests so you can stretch out.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Champaign Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Champaign Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per use lounges.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Champaign Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Best Western Paradise Inn - (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from 5:00AM to 11:00PM daily. » Check Rates
  • i Hotel & Conference Center - (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available between 7:00AM and 7:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Champaign - (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Champaign Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available throughout the terminal.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Food & Drinks - Einstein Bros. Bagels can be found on the 2nd Floor. Vending machines are also available on the 2nd Floor.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking - permitted in areas outside of the terminal.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:30AM - 11:30PM.

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As of February 2018, Champaign airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • United Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Best Western Paradise Inn   •   Comfort Suites Champaign Urbana   •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Champaign North   •  Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center of Champaign-Urbana   •   Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Champaign   •   Hilton Garden Inn Champaign/ Urbana   •   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Urbana-Champaign (U of I Area)   •   Homewood Suites by Hilton Champaign-Urbana   •   Hyatt Place Champaign   •   I Hotel & Conference Center   •   Wyndham Garden Urbana Champaign


Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area of the terminal during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

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Last Updated: 31 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .