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Travel, Lodging, Attractions

Driving Directions

The Transportation Education Center [TEC] is located about four miles northwest of Southern Illinois University’s main campus. The address is 545 N. Airport Road, Murphysboro, IL 62966.

No transportation will be provided between the SIU Main Campus and the Transportation Education Center for the Symposium.  Please also note that the Saluki Express does not have scheduled routes out to the TEC on the weekend, although it is available on Friday.  Please check the Saluki Express site for bus scheduling.


The nearest major airport is Lambert-St. Louis International Airport located about 140 miles northwest of Carbondale, Illinois in St. Louis, Missouri.

From Lambert, you can take a regional flight to Williamson County Regional Airport, located about eight miles east of Carbondale on Highway 13.

The BART Shuttle Service provides van transportation to and from Lambert daily as well.


Amtrak has a stop in Carbondale just a few blocks from the main campus. You can find information about train schedules on Amtrak’s website:


America’s Best Value 

700 E. Main St., Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 457-5566
Distance to symposium location: 7 miles 

EconoLodge Inn & Suites

801 E. Main St., Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone:(618) 457-3347
Distance to symposium location: 6.4 miles 

Super 8

1180 E. Main St., Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 457-8822
Distance to symposium location: 6.8 miles 

Home 2 Suites

200 West Elm Street, Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 529-2555
Distance to symposium location: 5.3 miles 

Quality Inn

1415 E. Main St., Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 549-4244
Distance to symposium location: 7.4 miles 

Best Western-Saluki Inn

801 N. Giant City Road, Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 351-6611
Distance to symposium location: 7.7 miles 

Hampton Inn

2175 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 549-6900
Distance to symposium location: 8.6 miles 

Holiday Inn

2300 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 549-2600
Distance to symposium location: 8.4 miles


For information about other things to do in and around Carbondale and all of Southern Illinois, please visit: