There are 6 ways to get from Bloomington to Aurora by train, 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.

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Train  •  4 h 16 min

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

$21 - $30

5 alternative options

Bus, line 530 bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Naperville Rt59
  3. Take the line 530 bus from Naperville Metra to Broadway & Spring St 530

$30 - $67

Bus  •  5 h 26 min

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

$31 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Aurora 112.9 miles

$11 - $16

Fly from Bloomington, train  •  5 h 14 min

  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  •  5 h 42 min

  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 - $494

Questions & Answers

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bloomington to Aurora. However, there are services departing from Bloomington Pilot Sta and arriving at Broadway & Spring St via Chicago, Il and Naperville Metra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bloomington to Aurora. However, there are services departing from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak and arriving at Aurora via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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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 train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $21 - $30.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Bloomington to Aurora, including transfers.

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Bloomington to Aurora bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Bloomington Pilot Sta station.

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Bloomington to Aurora train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Aurora is to train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $21 - $30. Alternatively, you can bus and line 530 bus, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Bloomington to Aurora.
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  • Distance: 95.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Bloomington to Aurora via Chicago Union Station in around 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bloomington to Aurora via Chicago, Il, Naperville Rt59, and Naperville Metra in around 5 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$14 - $21
Business Seat
$28
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il
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 Chicago, Il to Naperville Rt59
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Naperville Metra to Broadway & Spring St
Ave. Duration
51 min
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
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