There are 8 ways to get from Aurora to Carbondale by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station Bnsf
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak Illini / ...

$53 - $143

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Bus, train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Woodridge, IL to Champaign - Illinois Terminal Additional South / ...
  2. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak Illini / ...

$66 - $131

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$63 - $148

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Aurora to Carbondale 334.1 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cape Girardeau (CGI) ORD - CGI
  3. Take a taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale

$275 - $838

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Paducah, bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Paducah (PAH) ORD - PAH
  3. Take the bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale

$146 - $416

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to St. Louis, night bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL
  3. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$149 - $364

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to St. Louis, night bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to St. Louis (STL) ORD - STL
  3. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$114 - $305

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aurora to Carbondale is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aurora to Carbondale is to train and fly and taxi which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $270 - $850.

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The distance between Aurora and Carbondale is 455 km. The road distance is 535 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Aurora to Carbondale, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aurora to Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Broadway & Spring St and arriving at Carbondale via Naperville Rt59, Chicago, Il and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aurora to Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Aurora and arriving at Carbondale Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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What companies run services between Aurora, IL, USA and Carbondale, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Aurora to Carbondale via Chicago Union Station and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 7 h 24 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau via Quincy
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Paducah
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Woodridge, IL to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Naperville Rt59 to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Other operators
Taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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