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There are 9 ways to get from Bloomington to Paola by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Normal, Il to Galesburg, Il
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Kansas City
  3. Take the bus from On Pershing At Main Westbound Fs to Dummy On I35 Just South Of 175Th Southbound

Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal to St. Louis
  2. Take the train from St. Louis to Kansas City
  3. Take a taxi from Kansas City to Paola

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Normal to Champaign
  2. Take the bus from Champaign to St Louis
  3. Take the bus from St Louis to Kansas City
  4. Take the bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On Waverly At 196Th St Northbound

Drive

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Paola

Fly from Bloomington, bus

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Kansas City (MCI)
  2. Take the bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet

Bus to Peoria, fly, bus

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington-Normal to Peoria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Kansas City (MCI)
  3. Take the bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kansas City (MCI)
  3. Take the bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet

Train to Chicago Midway, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Kansas City (MCI)
  3. Take the bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet

Train to St. Louis, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal to St. Louis
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Kansas City (MCI)
  3. Take the bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet
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The cheapest way to get from Bloomington to Paola is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Bloomington to Paola is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7h 8m.

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The distance between Bloomington and Paola is 342 miles. The road distance is 424.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Paola without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 49m and costs $120 - $170.

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It takes approximately 9h 49m to get from Bloomington to Paola, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Bloomington Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 43m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloomington to Paola is 424 miles. It takes approximately 7h 8m to drive from Bloomington to Paola.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Bloomington Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Paola. 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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Map of how to get from Bloomington to Paola.
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  • Distance: 342.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h 49m

What companies run services between Bloomington, IL, USA and Paola, KS, USA?

You can take a bus from Bloomington to Paola via Champaign, St Louis, Kansas City, On 12Th At Troost Westbound Farside, On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 12Th Southbound, On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound, and On Waverly At 196Th St Northbound in around 13h 57m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from St. Louis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Peoria to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Peoria to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Peoria to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Peoria to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $280
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $320
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $650
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $600
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $650
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 Galesburg Amtrak Station to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Bloomington-Normal to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from St. Louis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Bloomington-Normal to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington Normal, Il to Galesburg, Il
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
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Bus from Bloomington Normal, Il to Peoria, Il
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Bus from Bloomington-Normal to Peoria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Ride KC
Phone
+1 816-221-0660
Website
ridekc.org
Bus from On Pershing At Main Westbound Fs to Dummy On I35 Just South Of 175Th Southbound
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ridekc.org
Bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On Waverly At 196Th St Northbound
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ridekc.org
Bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ridekc.org
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 Normal to Champaign
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
Bus from Champaign to St Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from St Louis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $80
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kansas City to Paola
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Crown Cab
Phone
+1 816-753-9300

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