There are 4 ways to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale by plane, bus, night bus 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, line 4700 bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Marion (MWA) STL - MWA
  2. Take the line 4700 bus from Marion, Il to Carbondale

$51 - $107

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale 4711

$25 - $57

2 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 31 min

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

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale 117 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale is to fly and line 4700 bus which costs $50 - $110 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale. However, there are services departing from St Louis Lambert Fld and arriving at Carbondale via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between St. Louis Airport (STL) and Carbondale is 94 miles. The road distance is 117 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale without a car is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 3 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale, including transfers.

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St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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The quickest flight from St. Louis Airport to Marion Airport is the direct flight which takes 48 min.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale.
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  • Distance: 94.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between St. Louis Airport (STL), USA and Carbondale, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Carbondale twice daily, and the journey takes 2 h.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Marion
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $100
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
Bus from Marion, Il to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$14 - $18
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
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
Bus from St. Louis, MO - Amtrak to Carbondale,IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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