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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Illini / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401

$64 - $133

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Bus  •  7 h

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

$30 - $75

3 alternative options

Bus via St Louis, Mo  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo 4700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Bloomington Pilot Sta 1158

$37 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Carbondale to Bloomington 247.2 miles

$24 - $35

Fly, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  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

$172 - $411

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

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

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

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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 5 h 9 min and costs $60 - $140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min 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 2 h 39 min 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 4 h 7 min to drive from Carbondale to Bloomington.

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  • Distance: 192 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

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

You can take a bus from Carbondale to Bloomington via St Louis, Mo in around 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Marion to Decatur via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carbondale Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 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
Burlington Trailways
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 St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Carbondale to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Rs Decatur Il, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24

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