There are 8 ways to get from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale by plane, taxi, night bus, 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.

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Fly to Marion  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Marion (MWA) MSP - MWA

$112 - $433

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Train  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...

$94 - $233

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Fly to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Cape Girardeau (CGI) MSP - CGI
  2. Take a taxi from Cape Girardeau to Southern Illinois University Carbondale

$292 - $923

Fly to St. Louis, night bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to St. Louis (STL) MSP - STL
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$146 - $410

Fly to Paducah, bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Paducah (PAH) MSP - PAH
  2. Take the bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale

$203 - $871

Bus Jefferson Lines, night bus  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$126 - $221

Bus Megabus, night bus  •  19 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to St. Louis
  3. Take the night bus from St. Louis Gateway Station to Carbondale Amtrak

Drive  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale 711.5 miles

$65 - $110

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Carbondale via Kansas City, Mo and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 13 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Southern Illinois University Carbondale is 547 miles. The road distance is 711.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale without a car is to train which takes 15 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale is to fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Minneapolis Airport to Marion Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 41 min and has one stopover.

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Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Carbondale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale is 712 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 41 min to drive from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Delta, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Marion Airport.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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  • Distance: 547.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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

American Airlines, Cape Air and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Minneapolis to Southern Illinois University Carbondale via Union Depot Station & Terminal, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, Chicago Union Station, and Carbondale Amtrak in around 15 h 54 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Marion via Chicago O'Hare, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Minneapolis to Marion via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Minneapolis to Marion via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Minneapolis to Marion via Kansas City, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Marion via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Minneapolis to Marion via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Minneapolis to Marion via Chicago O'Hare, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Minneapolis to Marion via Kansas City, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare, Quincy
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Cape Girardeau via Milwaukee, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Paducah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station 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

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
megabus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from St. Louis Gateway Station to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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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