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There are 8 ways to get from Rockford to Bloomington by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Suburban Express  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Normal, IL - ISU 711is

$73 - $84

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$82 - $100

Taxi, train  •  5h 54m

  1. Take a taxi from Rockford to Harvard
  2. Take the train from Harvard to Chicago OTC
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$147 - $213

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Rockford to Bloomington 132.4 miles

$13 - $19

Bus, fly to Bloomington  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$151 - $530

Bus, fly to Peoria  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Peoria (PIA) ORD - PIA
  3. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station

$251 - $522

Bus, fly to Champaign  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$203 - $540

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rockford to Bloomington is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Rockford to Bloomington is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2h 14m.

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The distance between Rockford and Bloomington is 124 miles. The road distance is 132.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Rockford to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 5h 5m and costs $70 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Rockford to Bloomington, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport is the direct flight which takes 54m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockford to Bloomington is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Rockford to Bloomington.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rockford to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 124.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Rockford, IL, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Rockford to Bloomington via Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, and Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport in around 5h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Harvard to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Normal, IL - ISU
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Burlington Trailways
Other operators
Taxi from Rockford to Harvard
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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