There are 5 ways to get from Carbondale to Bloomington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1487

$54 - $77

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Carbondale to Bloomington Pilot Sta 1158

$30 - $45

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Bus via St. Louis  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Carbondale to Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis 4700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis to Bloomington Pilot Sta 1158

$40 - $60

Drive  •  4h 7m

  1. Drive from Carbondale to Bloomington 247.2 miles

$24 - $35

Fly, bus  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Marion (MWA) to Decatur (DEC) MWA - DEC
  2. Take the bus from Rs Decatur Il, Il to Champaign, Il
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$144 - $859

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The cheapest way to get from Carbondale to Bloomington is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Carbondale to Bloomington is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carbondale and arriving at Bloomington Pilot Sta. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Carbondale and Bloomington is 192 miles. The road distance is 247.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Carbondale to Bloomington without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 49m and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Carbondale to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Carbondale to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Carbondale station.

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There is no direct flight from Marion Airport to Decatur Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 39m and has one stopover.

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Carbondale to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bloomington Pilot Sta station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carbondale to Bloomington is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from Carbondale to Bloomington.

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  • Distance: 192 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

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

You can take a bus from Carbondale to Bloomington via Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis in around 5h 55m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Marion to Decatur via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $750
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carbondale Amtrak Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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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 Carbondale to Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Carbondale to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Bus from Rs Decatur Il, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$28 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Carbondale,IL - Amtrak to St. Louis, MO - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Cape Air offers flights from Marion Airport to Decatur Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Carbondale to Marion Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs $30 - $40.

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