There are 10 ways to get from Carbondale to Joliet by train, bus, car, taxi or plane

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

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak Illini / ...

$55 - $135

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Carbondale,IL - Amtrak to St. Louis, MO - Amtrak 8359
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Joliet Union Station Lincoln Service / ...

$45 - $120

8 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il
  3. Take the bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Woodridge, IL

$68 - $126

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Carbondale to Joliet 312.7 miles

$30 - $45

Taxi to Cape Girardeau, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5 h 48 min

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

$225 - $572

Drive to Paducah, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Carbondale to Paducah
  2. Fly from Paducah (PAH) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PAH - ORD
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$111 - $359

Bus to St. Louis, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$145 - $350

Bus to St. Louis, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$110 - $291

Fly Marion to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Marion (MWA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MWA - MDW
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$120 - $430

Train to Champaign, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
  2. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$172 - $555

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carbondale to Joliet is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carbondale to Joliet is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Carbondale and Joliet is 271 miles. The road distance is 312.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Carbondale to Joliet, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carbondale to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Carbondale and arriving at Ottawa St & Jefferson St via St Louis, Mo, Champaign - Illinois Terminal and Janes Ave & 75th St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Carbondale to Joliet 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carbondale to Joliet via St Louis, Mo, Champaign, Il, Champaign - Illinois Terminal, Woodridge, IL, and Janes Ave & 75th St in around 11 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Columbus
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cape Girardeau to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Cape Girardeau to Chicago O'Hare via Quincy
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Paducah to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carbondale Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Joliet Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $300
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Woodridge, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carbondale to Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Ace Taxi
Phone
+1 618-549-8294
Website
acetaxi.com

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