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There are 9 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 Station to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

$76 - $189

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il 5373 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$48 - $113

7 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$54 - $107

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Bloomington 348.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Detroit to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 44 min

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

$160 - $349

Fly Detroit to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$150 - $400

Fly Detroit to Moline, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Moline (MLI) DTW - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL

Bus to Lansing, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott
  2. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAN - ORD
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$195 - $834

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Bloomington  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$144 - $590

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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 drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 41 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 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ann Arbor station to Bloomington station. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station 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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Ann Arbor to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ann Arbor Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Bloomington is to train which takes 7 h 23 min and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $110 and takes 9 h 28 min.

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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 - 630 West Harrison Street, Clinton-Blue, O'Hare, Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport, and Uptown Station in around 9 h 28 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station 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 Uptown Station
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 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Once daily
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 - 630 West Harrison Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
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 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Moline, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Ann Arbor to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bloomington Pilot Sta station.

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Bloomington is 1 h behind Ann Arbor. It is currently 7:29 PM in Ann Arbor and 6:29 PM in Bloomington.

Ann Arbor to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Bloomington is 348 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to drive from Ann Arbor to Bloomington.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $7 - $11.

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