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There are 8 ways to get from Bloomington to Aurora by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, line 722 bus, line 530 bus  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the bus from School St & North St-ICU to Downers Grove- Butterfield/Finley
  2. Take the line 722 bus from Branding Ln & Finley Rd to Ellsworth St & North Ave 722
  3. Take the line 530 bus from Naperville Metra to New York St & Broadway St 530

$23 - $29

7 alternative options

Train  •  4h 5m

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

$40 - $81

Train, bus  •  4h 25m

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

$36 - $68

Bus  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Uptown Station to Woodridge, IL Northbound

$31 - $50

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Aurora 112.9 miles

$11 - $16

Fly from Bloomington, train  •  5h 3m

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

$105 - $485

Bus to Peoria, fly, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
  2. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PIA - ORD
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora

$206 - $486

Bus to Champaign, fly, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL
  2. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora

$158 - $495

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The cheapest way to get from Bloomington to Aurora is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 1h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Bloomington to Aurora is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bloomington to Aurora. However, there are services departing from School St & North St-ICU and arriving at New York St & Broadway St via Branding Ln & Finley Rd and Naperville Metra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 4m.

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

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The distance between Bloomington and Aurora is 95 miles. The road distance is 112.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Aurora without a car is to bus and line 722 bus and line 530 bus which takes 4h 4m and costs $22 - $29.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Bloomington to Aurora, including transfers.

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Bloomington to Aurora bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from School St & North St-ICU station.

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

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Aurora is to bus and line 722 bus and line 530 bus which takes 4h 4m and costs $22 - $29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $85 and takes 4h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Bloomington to Aurora.
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  • Distance: 95.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

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

You can take a bus from Bloomington to Aurora via Downers Grove- Butterfield/Finley, Branding Ln & Finley Rd, Ellsworth St & North Ave, and Naperville Metra in around 4h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bloomington to Aurora via Chicago Union Station in around 4h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
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 Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
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 Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Joliet Gateway Center
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from School St & North St-ICU to Downers Grove- Butterfield/Finley
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 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 Branding Ln & Finley Rd to Ellsworth St & North Ave
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Naperville Metra to New York St & Broadway St
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Joliet Union Station to Downers Grove Metra
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Woodridge, IL
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Peoria, IL
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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The quickest flight from Bloomington Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Bloomington to Aurora bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at New York St & Broadway St station.

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Bloomington to Aurora train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Aurora station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloomington to Aurora is 113 miles. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Bloomington to Aurora.

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

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There are 82+ hotels available in Aurora. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Bloomington Airport is to bus which takes 32m and costs $1.

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