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Mattoon Location and Transportation - In the Middle

Mattoon is ideally situated in the mid-eastern section of Illinois within Coles County. Its location sits between three major cities—Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis—all within a 2.5-hour drive from the community. Mattoon is encircled by a number of transportation systems including major highways, rail lines and airports.

Interstate 57, a major north-south highway that runs through the east and southern tip of Mattoon, allows easy navigation through the city. The interstate offers three exits to Mattoon, including the new Exit 192. Drivers can exit I-57 at Mattoon Exit 190, drive through town and return to the interstate on the south end at Mattoon Exit 184. This strategic and convenient set-up presents an opportunity to visit Mattoon and see what businesses and attractions it has to offer. In addition to I-57, the community’s bloodlines include U.S. Route 45 and State Routes 121 and 16.

Amtrak provides service to and from Mattoon at the Illinois Central Station, located in downtown Mattoon. Local residents have been supporting the renovation and expansion of the station through Project Depot, an organization developed to preserve and renovate the age-stricken station. Between 2,500 and 3,300 commuters each month use the services provided by the rail line in Mattoon, which offers three morning trains, as well as three in the evening. Travelers also have access to the bus services of Greyhound, with a bus stop located at 1904 Broadway Avenue.A number of airports are located in and near the Mattoon city limits, including Coles County Memorial Airport in the Mattoon, located five minutes east of I-57, along with the University of Illinois-Willard Airport in Savoy and the Decatur Airport.

Businesses are supplied with the services of the Canadian National Railway Company, which runs through the Mattoon community, carrying product in and out of the area to a handful of cities across the United States.

Surrounded by several transportation systems, Mattoon residents are able to easily access cities all around the country.

Distance to…
Chicago — 186 miles
Cincinnati — 255 miles
Detroit — 432 miles
Des Moines — 401 miles
Indianapolis — 140 miles
Kansas City — 369 miles
Milwaukee — 275 miles
Minneapolis — 560 miles
Nashville — 326 miles
St. Louis — 129 miles

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