There are 7 ways to get from Bloomington to Waukegan 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$35 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il 1158
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$28 - $63

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Uptown Station to Woodfield Mall Northbound
  2. Take the bus from Woodfield Mall to Church / Maple 208

$33 - $46

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Waukegan 164.7 miles

$16 - $24

Fly from Bloomington, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BMI - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Waukegan

$101 - $479

Bus to Peoria, fly, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
  2. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PIA - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Waukegan

$202 - $488

Bus to Champaign, fly, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL
  2. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Waukegan

$159 - $497

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bloomington to Waukegan is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bloomington to Waukegan is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Bloomington and Waukegan is 144 miles. The road distance is 164.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Bloomington to Waukegan, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Bloomington to Waukegan. However, there are services departing from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak and arriving at Waukegan via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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What companies run services between Bloomington, IL, USA and Waukegan, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Bloomington to Waukegan via Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Chicago OTC in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bloomington to Waukegan via Uptown Station, Woodfield Mall, Church / Maple, and Evanston in around 7 h 57 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Woodfield Mall
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
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
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Woodfield Mall to Church / Maple
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Peoria, IL
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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