There are 9 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale by plane, night bus, taxi, bus, train or car

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

Fly Chicago Midway to St. Louis, night bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$153 - $354

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...

$29 - $54

7 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Marion  •  3 h

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Marion (MWA) MDW - MWA

$117 - $411

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cape Girardeau (CGI) ORD - CGI
  2. Take a taxi from Cape Girardeau to Southern Illinois University Carbondale

$283 - $838

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Paducah, bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Paducah (PAH) ORD - PAH
  2. Take the bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale

$154 - $426

Fly Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis, night bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to St. Louis (STL) ORD - STL
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$122 - $315

Bus, night bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Midway Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$64 - $125

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO via St Louis
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from St. Louis, MO - Amtrak to Carbondale,IL - Amtrak 8359

Drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale 326 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA and Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Cape Air and Delta fly from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale 3 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 16 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Kansas City, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Detroit, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Minneapolis, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Omaha, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Nashville, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau via Quincy
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Paducah
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Kansas City, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Detroit, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Minneapolis, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Omaha, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to Marion via Nashville, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
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 Chicago Midway Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cape Girardeau to Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale?

The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale is 471 km. The road distance is 522 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale is to train which costs $29 - $55 and takes 7 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale?

The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale is to fly which takes 3 h and costs $110 - $420.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Chicago Midway Airport and arriving at Carbondale via Champaign, Il and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale?

It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, including transfers.

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