There are 9 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 10 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station Bnsf
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...

$34 - $59

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Bus, train  •  8 h 43 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 City Of New Orleans / ...

$68 - $134

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 38 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 44 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

$279 - $844

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Paducah, bus  •  6 h 32 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

$150 - $422

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to St. Louis, night bus  •  7 h 21 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

$118 - $311

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

$153 - $370

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Champaign, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  3. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak

$173 - $562

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 costs $270 - $850 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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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 38 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Aurora and Carbondale is 284 miles. The road distance is 334.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Aurora to Carbondale without a car is to train which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $30 - $60.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Aurora to Carbondale, including transfers.

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Aurora to Carbondale bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Naperville Rt59 station.

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Aurora to Carbondale train services, operated by Metra, depart from Aurora station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cape Girardeau Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Aurora to Carbondale.
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  • Distance: 284.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

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 in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
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 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Paducah
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
3 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

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
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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Aurora to Carbondale bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Carbondale station.

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Aurora to Carbondale train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Carbondale Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aurora to Carbondale is 334 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to drive from Aurora to Carbondale.

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cape Girardeau Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Carbondale. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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