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Getting to Charleston and Eastern Illinois University

Charleston Illinois, is a safe, affordable, and friendly city of 20,000, located a few miles off Interstate 57, between Champaign and Effingham in East Central Illinois. Eastern Illinois University is in the heart of Charleston on the south side of Lincoln Avenue (Route 16).

By Car...

Eastern Illinois University can be accessed through exit 190A on Interstate 57. From I-57, follow Route 16 east for approximately 7 miles. Route 16 becomes Lincoln Avenue when you reach Charleston. You will find EIU on Lincoln Avenue where you will see Old Main, which is the northern most point of campus.

EIU Campus Map
Parking Map

By Bus...

Mattoon Illinois, located just 10 miles west of Charleston, connects the area with bus service to Chicago, Carbondale, and New Orleans.

Greyhound Bus Lines (217) 234-3333
1904 Broadway Ave, Mattoon, IL

By Rail...

Mattoon also connects the area with rail service to Chicago, Carbondale,and New Orleans.

1718 Broadway, Mattoon, IL

By Air...

Coles County Regional Airport offers private charter service. Willard Airport in Urbana provides connecting flights to Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis.

Willard Airport in Urbana provides connecting flights to Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis.

Chicago O'Hare & Midway Airports

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Indianapolis International Airport

From here to there..

Urbana-Champaign-- 50 miles

Chicago-- 180 miles

Bloomington-Normal-- 110 miles

Decatur-- 55 miles

Quad Cities-- 245 miles

Peoria--150 miles

Carbondale-- 160 miles

St. Louis, MO-- 135 miles

Bloomington, IN-- 100 miles

Indianapolis, IN-- 120 miles

Terre Haute, IN-- 50 miles