Directions from Carbondale to Bloomington

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5 h 9 min

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

$64 - $133

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

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

$30 - $75

4 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 to St. Louis, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Marion (MWA) to St. Louis (STL) MWA - STL
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$102 - $204

Fly to Decatur, 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

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 St. Louis
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $100
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carbondale Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
4 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
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Carbondale and Bloomington is 307 km. The road distance is 396 km.

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

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

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Carbondale to Bloomington, including transfers.