There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Southern Illinois University Carbondale by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or taxi

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  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Illini / ...

$27 - $50

7 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. 1353
  2. 4711

$51 - $123

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 7 min

  1. 8359 / ...

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. 333.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  4 h 31 min

  1. ORD - CGI

$272 - $825

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Paducah, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. ORD - PAH

$143 - $413

Fly Chicago Midway to St. Louis, night bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. MDW - STL

$146 - $361

Fly Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis, night bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. ORD - STL

$111 - $302

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Southern Illinois University Carbondale 4 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Southern Illinois University Carbondale via St. Louis, St. Louis, MO - Amtrak, and Carbondale,IL - Amtrak in around 9 h 7 min.

Airlines
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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 30 min
Frequency
4 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
Bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
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
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

The distance between Chicago and Southern Illinois University Carbondale is 483 km. The road distance is 534 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Southern Illinois University Carbondale is to train which costs $27 - $50 and takes 5 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Southern Illinois University Carbondale is to fly and taxi which takes 4 h 31 min and costs $270 - $850.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Carbondale Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Carbondale via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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