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There are 10 ways to get from Bloomington to South Carolina by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Bloomington to Columbia  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Columbia (CAE) BMI - CAE

$385 - $1,831

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Night bus, bus  •  23 h 20 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Florence, SC

$116 - $254

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Fly Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) BMI - GSP

$321 - $1,546

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Greenville/Spartanburg  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) ORD - GSP

$205 - $672

Bus to Peoria, fly to Charlotte, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
  2. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Charlotte (CLT) PIA - CLT
  3. Take the bus from Transit Center- Bay X to White Street Park and Ride

$243 - $1,060

Bus to Champaign, fly to Charlotte, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL
  2. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Charlotte (CLT) CMI - CLT
  3. Take the bus from Transit Center- Bay X to White Street Park and Ride

$215 - $909

Bus  •  24 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Florence, SC

$117 - $192

Train  •  29 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Florence Amtrak Station

$198 - $562

Train via Alexandria Amtrak Station  •  35 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Florence Amtrak Station

$213 - $592

Drive  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Florence 872.9 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Bloomington to South Carolina is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bloomington to South Carolina is to fly which costs $320 - $1,600 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bloomington to South Carolina. However, there are services departing from Bloomington Pilot Sta and arriving at Florence, SC via Chicago, Peachtree St Ne @ Ivan Allen Jr Blvd and Atlanta, GA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bloomington station to South Carolina station. However, there are services departing from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station and arriving at Florence Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 39 min.

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The distance between Bloomington and South Carolina is 669 miles. The road distance is 872.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to South Carolina without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 24 min and costs $110 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Bloomington to South Carolina, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bloomington to South Carolina is to fly which takes 5 h 54 min and costs $380 - $1,900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $200 and takes 24 h 24 min, you could also train, which costs $190 - $600 and takes 29 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Bloomington to South Carolina.
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  • Distance: 668.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

What companies run services between Bloomington, IL, USA and South Carolina, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Bloomington to Columbia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bloomington to Florence via Chicago, Il, Chicago, Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Peachtree St Ne @ Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, Peachtree St Sw @ Brotherton Transportation Mall, and Atlanta, GA in around 24 h 24 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,900
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Peoria to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Peoria to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Champaign to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Peoria to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Peoria to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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
2 h 34 min
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Florence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Florence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$280 - $390
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Peoria, IL
Ave. Duration
45 min
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
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Charlotte Area Transit System
Phone
+1 704-336-7433
Email
telltransit@charlottenc.gov
Website
charlottenc.gov
Bus from Transit Center- Bay X to White Street Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
charlottenc.gov
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Night bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Megabus
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Florence, SC
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Florence, SC
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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There is no direct flight from Bloomington Airport to Columbia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 11 min and has one stopover.

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Bloomington to South Carolina bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Florence, SC station.

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South Carolina is 1 h ahead of Bloomington. It is currently 10:56 AM in Bloomington and 11:56 AM in South Carolina.

Bloomington to South Carolina train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Florence Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloomington to South Carolina is 873 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 34 min to drive from Bloomington to South Carolina.

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

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There are 19+ hotels available in South Carolina. Prices start at $49 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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