Veterans Airport in Marion, 15 miles east of Carbondale, provides regional airline service. Flights connect Marion to St. Louis Lambert International Airport. If flying into St. Louis, you can rent a car at the airport and drive to Carbondale, approximately 115 miles or 2 hours away. Also, the BART Shuttle is a privately owned van service that connects the airport to Carbondale.
Saluki Express connects various destinations on campus and off campus in the town of Carbondale.
A variety of low- and high-budget lodging accommodations are available in and near Carbondale.