U.S. 51 and IL 161 run through Centralia. IL 161 links the town to Interstate 57 to the east, while U.S. 51 links it to Interstate 64 to the south.
Amtrak, 108 E Broadway, . Centralia is served daily by the Illini and Saluki services that run between Chicago and Carbondale. The station is also a flag stop for the City of New Orleans running between Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans.
- Fairview Park. An old steam locomotive from the old Illinois Central Railroad is on display here.
- Foundation Park. 235 acre park with hiking trails, an ice skating pond, two fishing ponds and two disc golf courses.
- Centralia House Restaurant, 111 N Oak St, ☎ +1 618 532-9754. This restaurant has been around since 1854.
|Routes through Centralia|
|Champaign ← Effingham ←||N S||→ Carbondale → Memphis|
|Champaign ← Effingham ←||N S||→ Carbondale → END|
|Decatur ← Sandoval ←||N S||→ Jct W E31 → Carbondale|