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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Bloomington to Columbia  •  5 h 59 min

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

$385 - $1,831

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  25 h 2 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 Columbia, SC
  4. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Florence, SC

$119 - $194

8 alternative options

Fly Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg  •  5 h 27 min

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

$321 - $1,546

Bus to Peoria, fly to Charlotte  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
  2. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Charlotte (CLT) PIA - CLT

$312 - $1,150

Fly Bloomington to Charleston  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Charleston (CHS) BMI - CHS

$363 - $1,804

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Greenville/Spartanburg  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) ORD - GSP

$191 - $644

Bus  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Florence, SC

$127 - $287

Train  •  29 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak 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

$198 - $562

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  35 h 9 min

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

$213 - $592

Drive  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Florence 872.9 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

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 bus and fly which costs $310 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 36 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, Atlanta GA and Columbia, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bloomington to South Carolina. However, there are services departing from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak and arriving at Florence Amtrak 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 25 h 2 min and costs $110 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 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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Map of how to get from Bloomington to South Carolina.
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  • Distance: 668.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and United 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, Atlanta GA, and Columbia, SC in around 25 h 2 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,900
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Peoria to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Peoria to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Bloomington to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Bloomington to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Bloomington to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Flights from Bloomington to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Bloomington to Columbia via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Bloomington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Peoria to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Peoria to Charlotte via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Bloomington to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $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 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
$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
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
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 to Florence Amtrak
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
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 Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta GA to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Florence, SC
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
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

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