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There are 8 ways to get from Bloomington to Detroit 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  •  8h 38m

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

$83 - $202

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il 1158
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi 5508 / ...

$49 - $124

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Bus Greyhound Canada  •  11h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Uptown Station to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport Northbound
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Detroit, MI - 1001 Howard Street Chicago

$57 - $116

Drive  •  6h 27m

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Detroit 388.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Bloomington  •  6h 52m

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

$213 - $1,103

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Normal, IL - ISU to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) ORD - DTW

$131 - $337

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6h 27m

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

$137 - $284

Bus to Moline, fly  •  7h 44m

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

$152 - $744

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The cheapest way to get from Bloomington to Detroit is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Bloomington to Detroit is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $340 and takes 5h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bloomington to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Bloomington Pilot Sta and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bloomington station to Detroit station. However, there are services departing from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station and arriving at Detroit Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 38m.

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The distance between Bloomington and Detroit is 335 miles. The road distance is 388.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 8h 38m and costs $80 - $210.

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It takes approximately 8h 38m to get from Bloomington to Detroit, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Detroit is to train which takes 8h 38m and costs $80 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 8h 55m, you could also fly, which costs $210 - $1,100 and takes 6h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Bloomington to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 335.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 38m

What companies run services between Bloomington, IL, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

You can take a train from Bloomington to Detroit via Chicago Union Station in around 8h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bloomington to Detroit via Chicago, Il in around 8h 55m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bloomington to Detroit via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Moline to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Bloomington to Detroit via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Moline to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Moline to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
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 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 Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Summit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$13 - $19
Business Seat
$27 - $35
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
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Detroit, MI - 1001 Howard Street
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Normal, IL - ISU to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.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 Bloomington/Normal, IL to Moline, IL
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Burlington Trailways

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There is no direct flight from Bloomington Airport to Detroit Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 6m and has one stopover.

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Bloomington to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Detroit, Mi station.

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Detroit is 1h ahead of Bloomington. It is currently 10:31 AM in Bloomington and 11:31 AM in Detroit.

Bloomington to Detroit train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Detroit Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloomington to Detroit is 388 miles. It takes approximately 6h 27m to drive from Bloomington to Detroit.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Bloomington Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $69 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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