Parking and travel
Getting to Beckman
Urbana is located in the heart of Central Illinois, so it's close to Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
The Beckman Institute offers plenty of parking and close proximity to several hotels.
The institute is located at:
405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Many metered parking spaces are available near Beckman:
- On Wright Street to the west
- In the circle drive to Beckman's east
- In the campus parking deck across Mathews Avenue, which requires paying via app or a payment machine near University and Mathews.
Meters are $1 per hour. For more information on campus parking, please see the campus parking website.
Travel to Urbana
The University of Illinois' Willard Airport serves Champaign-Urbana. It's located about four miles south of campus in Savoy, Illinois. It provides airlines service by American Airlines.
By bus or train
Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign is about a mile west of the Beckman Institute. See a full list of bus and train transportation options, as well as information about CU MTD, the area's award-winning mass transit system.
The drive from Chicago takes about two hours; from Indianapolis, about two hours; and from St. Louis, about three hours.