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There are 5 ways to get from Aurora to Bloomington by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Woodridge, IL to Normal, IL - ISU 500is / ...

$25 - $33

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Train  •  4 h 5 min

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

$37 - $84

Bus, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Downers Grove Metra to Joliet Union Station 834
  2. Take the train from Joliet Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$35 - $68

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Aurora to Bloomington 112.4 miles

$11 - $16

Train, fly  •  4 h 42 min

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

$105 - $485

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The cheapest way to get from Aurora to Bloomington is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Aurora to Bloomington is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 2 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Aurora to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Aurora and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Aurora and Bloomington is 95 miles. The road distance is 112.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Aurora to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $25 - $35.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Aurora to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Aurora to Bloomington train services, operated by Metra, depart from Aurora station.

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The best way to get from Aurora to Bloomington is to bus which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $25 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Aurora to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Aurora to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 95.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

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

Suburban Express operates a bus from Aurora to Bloomington 4 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aurora to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station in around 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.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.

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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
Train from Joliet Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Woodridge, IL to Normal, IL - ISU
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Downers Grove Metra to Joliet Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Aurora to Bloomington is 112 miles. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Aurora to Bloomington.

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

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