There are 8 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Bloomington by train, bus, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$61 - $304

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Canada, night bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL 5509 / 5534
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$46 - $108

6 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$48 - $113

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Bloomington 348.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Detroit to Bloomington  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Bloomington (BMI) DTW - BMI

$179 - $961

Fly Detroit to Peoria, bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Peoria (PIA) DTW - PIA
  2. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station

$184 - $853

Fly Detroit to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DTW - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$144 - $464

Bus, bus to Flint, fly to Bloomington  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to East Lansing, Mi
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Flint Airport
  3. Fly from Flint (FNT) to Bloomington (BMI) FNT - BMI

$195 - $945

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Bloomington is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Bloomington is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 7 min and costs $180 - $900.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Bloomington is 481 km. The road distance is 557 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Ann Arbor to Bloomington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, Mi and arriving at Bloomington Pilot Sta via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ann Arbor to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor Amtrak and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Ann Arbor to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 7 h 23 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Ann Arbor to Bloomington hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Madison, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Knoxville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Flint to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Flint to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$14 - $21
Business Seat
$28
Roomette
$183
Bedroom
$330 - $350
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to East Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $35
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Flint Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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