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).
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.
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
Mattoon also connects the area with rail service to Chicago, Carbondale,and New Orleans.
1718 Broadway, Mattoon, IL
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.
Urbana-Champaign-- 50 miles
Chicago-- 180 miles
Bloomington-Normal-- 110 miles
Decatur-- 55 miles
Quad Cities-- 245 miles
Carbondale-- 160 miles
St. Louis, MO-- 135 miles
Bloomington, IN-- 100 miles
Indianapolis, IN-- 120 miles
Terre Haute, IN-- 50 miles