There are 3 ways to get from Carmel to Bloomington by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401 / ...

$82 - $111

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Carmel to Bloomington 173.2 miles

$17 - $25

Fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Bloomington (BMI) IND - BMI

$253 - $1,009

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The cheapest way to get from Carmel to Bloomington is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmel to Bloomington is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Carmel and Bloomington is 157 miles. The road distance is 173.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Carmel to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Carmel to Bloomington, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Carmel to Bloomington is to bus which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $80 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $250 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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Bloomington is 1 h behind Carmel. It is currently 1:23 PM in Carmel and 12:23 PM in Bloomington.

Yes, the driving distance between Carmel to Bloomington is 173 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Carmel to Bloomington.

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

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  • Distance: 156.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between Carmel, IN, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Carmel to Bloomington 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Amtrak also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Carmel to Bloomington hourly.

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American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
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
Bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington-Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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There are 32+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Carmel to Indianapolis Airport is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs $90 - $110.

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