There are 6 ways to get from Rockford to Bloomington by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4 h 46 min

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

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  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 / ...

$73 - $99

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Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Rockford to Bloomington 132.4 miles

$13 - $19

Bus, fly to Bloomington  •  4 h 10 min

  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  •  5 h 41 min

  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  •  6 h 2 min

  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

$209 - $552

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 and train which takes 4 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min 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 44 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockford to Bloomington is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min 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 32+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $49 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: 4 h 46 min

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 Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport in around 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
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
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Normal, IL - ISU
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
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