There are 9 ways to get from Carbondale to Joliet by train, night bus, 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.

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Train  •  7 h 9 min

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

$59 - $140

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Night bus, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the night bus from Carbondale Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Joliet Union Station Lincoln Service / ...

$45 - $120

7 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 57 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 51 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

$231 - $578

Drive to Paducah, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5 h 49 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

$117 - $365

Bus to St. Louis, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 53 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

$151 - $356

Bus to St. Louis, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h 23 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

$116 - $297

Fly Marion to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 51 min

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

$126 - $436

Questions & Answers

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 10 h 57 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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The best way to get from Carbondale to Joliet without a car is to train which takes 7 h 9 min and costs .

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

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

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The best way to get from Carbondale to Joliet is to train which takes 7 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Cape Girardeau Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Carbondale to Joliet bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, arrive at Woodridge, IL station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carbondale to Joliet is 313 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to drive from Carbondale to Joliet.

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

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Map of how to get from Carbondale to Joliet.
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  • Distance: 270.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

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 10 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Omaha
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
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 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Paducah to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Paducah to Chicago O'Hare via Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare via Decatur
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Marion to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
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 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 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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus 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
Night bus from Carbondale Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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 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
Every 30 minutes
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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