How to travel from Chicago to Carbondale, IL

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from Chicago to Carbondale, IL

You can get from Chicago to Carbondale, IL by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Chicago to Carbondale, IL on Aug 12 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:05PMUnion Station5h30 09:35PMCarbondale Station, IL
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04:05PMUnion Station5h30 09:35PMCarbondale Station, IL
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08:05PMUnion Station5h16 01:21AMCarbondale Station, IL
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07:10PMUnion Station9h05 04:15AMCarbondale Station, IL
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741One-way
09:30AMUnion Station15h30 01:00AMCarbondale Station, IL
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1151One-way

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Travel Information between Chicago and Carbondale, IL

distanceDistance296 miles (477 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$54 - $254
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $54 (€50) • 4 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $254 (€235) • 1 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesskywest airlines or Amtrak

Travel 296 miles (477 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Carbondale, IL from Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $54 (€50). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are skywest airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Chicago to Carbondale, IL.

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Travel to Carbondale, IL easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Carbondale, IL.
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There are 4 travel options from Chicago to Carbondale, IL: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Carbondale, IL is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $54 (€50) compared to other travel options to Carbondale, IL:

Taking a train is about $2 (€2) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $56 (€52) for this route.

Taking a train is about $200 (€185) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $254 (€235) for this route.

The quickest way to travel to Carbondale, IL from Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 38 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 34 min   on average.

Carbondale, IL is approximately 296 miles (477 km) away from Chicago.

The average frequency per day from Chicago to Carbondale, IL is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Carbondale, IL from Chicago as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to Carbondale, IL:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chicago to Carbondale, IL:

    • You can go to Carbondale, IL from Chicago by plane with skywest airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $254 (€235) with skywest airlines from Chicago to Carbondale, IL on Omio.
    • You can travel by train from Chicago to Carbondale, IL with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Chicago to Carbondale, IL tickets for $54 (€50) on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Chicago to Carbondale, IL with the following travel companies:

    • You can travel directly by train with Amtrak with 1 direct train per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Carbondale, IL as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Chicago to Carbondale, IL.

    Many of our customers traveling from Chicago to Carbondale, IL don't make Carbondale, IL their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Carbondale, IL are Yazoo City, MS, Evergreen Park, IL or Lincolnwood, IL, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Carbondale, IL to any of these top destinations today!

    When planning your trip from Chicago to Carbondale, IL, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost $56 (€52) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing $254 (€235) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing on average $54 (€50) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Chicago to Carbondale, IL online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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