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

$76 - $189

Cheapest option

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

6 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL 5509 / 5534
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$55 - $108

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Bloomington 348.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Bloomington  •  5 h 42 min

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

$189 - $1,011

Fly 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 to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$160 - $349

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$150 - $400

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 costs $180 - $900 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 23 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Bloomington is 301 miles. The road distance is 348.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Bloomington without a car is to train which takes 7 h 23 min and costs $75 - $190.

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

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Ann Arbor to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 300.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

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 in around 7 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Bloomington via Chicago, IL, Clinton-Blue, O'Hare, Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport, and Uptown Station in around 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Nashville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
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 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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 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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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
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 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 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

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