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

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Bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Indianapolis, IN 8890
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis to Dayton Trotwood "Greyhound"

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Fly from Bloomington  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Dayton (DAY) BMI - DAY

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Drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Kettering 285.9 miles

Bus to Peoria, fly  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington-Normal to Peoria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Dayton (DAY) PIA - DAY

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  8h 41m

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

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The cheapest way to get from Bloomington to Kettering is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Bloomington to Kettering is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bloomington station to Kettering. However, there are services departing from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station and arriving at Stroop @ Shroyer via Indianapolis, Shiloh Springs @ 1866 Shiloh Springs and Wright Stop Plaza - S.B.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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The distance between Bloomington and Kettering is 262 miles. The road distance is 285.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Kettering without a car is to bus which takes 7h 48m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 48m to get from Bloomington to Kettering, including transfers.

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Bloomington to Kettering bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Kettering is to bus which takes 7h 48m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $110 - $150 and takes 7h 56m.

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There is no direct flight from Bloomington Airport to Dayton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 31m and has one stopover.

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Bloomington to Kettering bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Dayton Trotwood station.

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  • Distance: 262.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 48m

What companies run services between Bloomington, IL, USA and Kettering, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Bloomington to Kettering via Indianapolis, Dayton Trotwood, Shiloh Springs @ 1866 Shiloh Springs, and Wright Stop Plaza - S.B. in around 7h 48m. Alternatively, American Airlines and Delta fly from Bloomington to Kettering 5 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Bloomington to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Bloomington to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Peoria to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Peoria to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Peoria to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bloomington to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Flights from Bloomington to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Bloomington-Normal to Peoria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
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 Indianapolis to Dayton Trotwood
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington Normal, Il to Peoria, Il
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Phone
+1 800-448-0572
Email
ticketsales@peoriacharter.com
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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Kettering is 1h ahead of Bloomington. It is currently 1:39 PM in Bloomington and 2:39 PM in Kettering.

Yes, the driving distance between Bloomington to Kettering is 286 miles. It takes approximately 4h 53m to drive from Bloomington to Kettering.

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

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There are 91+ hotels available in Kettering. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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