Data Visualization and Exploration in the LSST Era

Travel/Lodging Information

Where is NCSA? How do I get there?

NCSA building

NCSA is on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. The address is 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana.

Air Transportation

Air transportation to Champaign–Urbana arrives at the University of Illinois' Willard Airport (CMI).

Other airports in the vicinity are: Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indianapolis, Indiana (120 miles/190 kilometers away); O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois (140 miles/220 kilometers away); Midway Airport (MDW), Chicago, Illinois (140 miles/220 kilometers away); and Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI), Bloomington, Illinois (less than 60 miles/100 kilometers away).

You can also reach Champaign-Urbana via Amtrak train or Greyhound bus service.

Ground Transportation

Rental cars are available at all airports.

Local bus service is provided by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.

Taxi service is available in Champaign-Urbana. The area is also Uber and Zipcar communities.

Where can I stay in Urbana-Champaign?

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn

1200 W. University Ave., Urbana

Note: The Hampton Inn is within walking distance (less than 1 block) of NCSA and offers free parking.

What is there to do in Urbana-Champaign?

Check the online Champaign County Visitors Guide for activities in the Urbana-Champaign area.

Parking at NCSA

Metered parking is available near the NCSA Building on Clark Street, in the parking garage just north of NCSA, and on other surrounding streets. Rates are $1.00/hour, and all meters accept quarters, dimes, nickels and dollar coins. While you can park all day in the garage, time limits for surrounding streets are usually two hours. There is no attendant in the parking garage, but you do have the option to pay for metered parking in the parking structure by credit card by calling 1-866-234-PARK (7275); the garage is location 4801. For more information, go to

Wireless access

NOTE: Students are expected to provide their own laptops for the workshop.

Registered participants will receive a guest login/password for the NCSA wireless network when they check in for the workshop.