Getting Around Mattoon

Mattoon has a variety of transportation options, whether they are by foot, bike, or public transportation. Visit our Hotels page for a list of area hotels.

Dial-A-Ride offers public transportation within Coles County, Illinois with scheduled service to Champaign, Urbana, Danville and Effingham. Dial-A-Ride is a demand response, door-to-door, handicapped accessible provider.

Hours of Operation are:
Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fares: All fares are for 1 way trip
Over 60 traveling within city limits = Donation
Under 60 traveling within city limits or rural town = $3
All Ages traveling outside city limits or rural town = $4
All ages traveling outside Coles County = $7
**Passengers are required to have exact change for their rides.

Call – 1-800-500-5505 or 217-639-5169 for reservations or visit the Dial-A-Ride website.

Zip Line: Dial-A-Ride Public Transportation offers a deviated fixed route bus line that runs within and between the cities of Mattoon and Charleston. The Zip Line is available Monday-Friday (with the exception of major holidays) beginning at 8:00 a.m. with the last route starting at 2:00 p.m. The cost per passenger is $.50 each one way trip. Below is the route schedule that runs every hour.

:03 LifeSpan Center
:10 Cross County Mall (Sears entrance)
:13 Prairie & 1st Street
:17 CVS
:20 Amtrak
:25 32nd & Cedar (South East Corner)
:29 21st & Commercial
:34 1617 Lakeland Blvd (LLC Adult Ed.)
:38 1804 S. 9th (Across from Williams School, South Drive-way)
:46 Mattoon Marketplace (East side)
:55 Carle Clinic

For more information call – 1-800-500-5505 or 217-639-5169 or visit the Dial-A-Ride website.

Mass Transit:
Amtrak located at the Mattoon Depot Station (MAT) 1718 Broadway Ave

  • For tickets call 1-800-USA-Rail (1-800-872-7245) or visit the Amtrack website.
  • Tickets cannot be purchased at the station

Greyhound Bus Lines located at Check Top Cab 1904 Broadway Ave 217-234-3333

  • Hours of operation Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m – 11:59 p.m.

Taxicab Service:
Checker Top Cab located at 1904 Broadway Ave. 217-234-7474

Shuttle Service:
Nelson’s Chauffeured Transportation 217-258-5466.

H & H Shuttle Services located at 14761 Old State Rd, Charleston, IL 61920 217-348-7074

Car Rental:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car located at 2009 Lake Land Blvd, 217-235-1300. Visit the Enterprise website for online booking.

Local questions may be referred to the Mattoon Tourism Office by calling 800-500-6286.