Transportation options in the Southern Illinois region include:


Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois
The Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois t is the region’s sole primary commercial service airport providing daily flights to St. Louis on Cape Air.  Other services include car rentals, restaurant, hotel, air cargo, and a Fixed Base Operator providing flight instruction, charter, aircraft rental, maintenance, and fueling.   For more information, go to

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Just two hours and 30 minutes from Carterville, Lambert-St. Louis International offers a variety of airline services to destinations around the world.  For more information, go to



Rides Mass Transit District
Residents and visitors of 15 counties within the Southern Illinois region have affordable bus transportation available to them through “Rides” – the Rides Mass Transit District.  Whether you need to take care of personal business, such as shopping, banking, or medical appointments, or take a trip for pleasure to places such as restaurants, movie theatres, or community events, Rides can get you there.  To learn more, contact 618-993-1900 or go to

Saluki Express
Students, faculty, and staff of Southern Illinois University as well as visitors and residents of Carbondale, have the option of utilizing SIU’s mass transit system.  Relax and be transported to work, school, or popular destinations such as the University Mall, Illinois Avenue, and Murdale Shopping Center.  This convenient system offers eight routes (while school is in session), and a break route that operates while school is not in session. Full service begins at the start of each academic term.  For more information, click here or contact 618-453-5749.



Williamson County Airport
10400 Terminal Drive Ste 105
Marion, IL

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2703 W Deyoung St
Marion, IL

219 South Lewis Lane
Carbondale, IL

Marion Toyota Rental Car
3300 W Deyoung St
Marion, IL



Amtrak train station is located at 401 S. Illinois Avenue in Carbondale, just a few miles from Carterville.  This station offers a direct route to Chicago, where multiple other destinations can be connected from there.  For more information on Amtrak rates, schedules and station information, click here.