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Long Distance Public Transportation Carriers


Amtrak Trains
Amtrak trains serve Chicago, Carbondale, and every one of our stopping towns in between (Centralia, Effingham, Champaign, and Kankakee). They run three times every day in both directions and will be our primary transportation provider between all of our stopping towns

Two of the three train services - the "Illini" and "Saluki" - allow four unboxed, fully assembled bikes aboard each train. The third train service - the "City of New Orleans" - requires your bike to be boxed and it will be treated as a piece of checked baggage.

For the most current train schedules between Chicago and Carbondale visit the "Timetables" page on www.amtrak.com and click on the schedule under "Illinois / Missouri Services".

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Greyhound Bus Service
Greyhound Bus service is available in Carbondale, Effingham, Kankakee, and Chicago (not in Cairo or Centralia). Taking the Greyhound Bus may be a better alternative for you than taking the Amtrak train if your final destination is somewhere not between Chicago and Carbondale along the Amtrak route, such as Indianapolis or St. Louis.

If you want to arrive at the start of the tour via the Greyhound bus, you will need to arrive in Carbondale and take our transportation service from Carbondale to Cairo from the Carbondale Amtrak train station.

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  • Click Here for more information about our transportation service from Carbondale to Cairo.
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