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There are 2 ways to get from Champaign to Charleston by train, taxi or car

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Train, taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Mattoon Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Mattoon Amtrak to Charleston

$54 - $89

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Charleston 58.5 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Charleston is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to Charleston is to train and taxi which costs $50 - $90 and takes 55 min.

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The distance between Champaign and Charleston is 43 miles. The road distance is 58.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Charleston without a car is to train and taxi which takes 55 min and costs $50 - $90.

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It takes approximately 55 min to get from Champaign to Charleston, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Charleston is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Champaign to Charleston.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 43.3 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Charleston, IL, USA?

There is no direct connection from Champaign to Charleston. However, you can take the train to Mattoon Amtrak then take the taxi to Charleston. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Charleston.

Train operators

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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+1 215-856-7924
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Mattoon Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
$130 - $190
Other operators
Taxi from Mattoon Amtrak to Charleston
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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