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There are 7 ways to get from Fox Lake 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.

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Train  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station Md-N
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station City Of New Orleans / ...

$36 - $60

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Train, bus, night bus  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$62 - $138

Drive  •  6h 29m

  1. Drive from Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale 382.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  5h 55m

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

$282 - $836

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to St. Louis, Amtrak Thruway  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Mayfair
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to St. Louis (STL) ORD - STL
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from St. Louis, MO - Amtrak to Carbondale,IL - Amtrak

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Paducah, bus  •  7h 46m

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

$153 - $424

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to St. Louis, Amtrak Thruway  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from St. Louis, MO - Amtrak to Carbondale,IL - Amtrak

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The cheapest way to get from Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale is to train which costs $35 - $65 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale is to train and fly and taxi which costs $280 - $850 and takes 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale station. However, there are services departing from Fox Lake and arriving at Carbondale Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Fox Lake and Southern Illinois University Carbondale is 330 miles. The road distance is 382.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale without a car is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs $35 - $65.

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It takes approximately 8h 15m to get from Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, including transfers.

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Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale train services, operated by Metra, depart from Fox Lake station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cape Girardeau Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 36m.

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Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Carbondale Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale is 382 miles. It takes approximately 6h 29m to drive from Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Map of how to get from Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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  • Distance: 330.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 15m

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

You can take a train from Fox Lake to Southern Illinois University Carbondale via Chicago Union Station and Carbondale Amtrak Station in around 8h 15m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau via Paducah
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Paducah
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Paducah via Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Fox Lake to Mayfair
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Louis, MO - Amtrak to Carbondale,IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cape Girardeau to Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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

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There are nine+ hotels available in Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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