There are 6 ways to get from Indianapolis to Carbondale by bus, train, car, plane, taxi or night bus

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

Bus, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. 1401 / ...
  2. City Of New Orleans / ...

$67 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 16 min

  1. 0367
  2. 4700 / ...

$62 - $113

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 27 min

  1. 264.5 miles

$25 - $40

Fly to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  7 h 37 min

  1. IND - CGI

$312 - $1,032

Fly to Paducah, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. IND - PAH

$213 - $920

Fly to St. Louis, night bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. IND - STL

$186 - $909

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Carbondale, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Carbondale via Paducah, KY and Paducah, Ky in around 9 h 16 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare, Quincy
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Paducah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Paducah via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to St. Louis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to St. Louis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to St. Louis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Indianapolis and Carbondale is 349 km. The road distance is 423 km.

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Carbondale is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Carbondale is to drive which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $25 - $40.

No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Carbondale via Paducah, Ky. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Indianapolis to Carbondale, including transfers.