There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$14 - $190

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$39 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak 131.9 miles

$12 - $19

Fly  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$98 - $476

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak is to train which costs $14 - $190 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal Amtrak is 119 miles. The road distance is 131.9 miles.

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The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak takes 2 h 11 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak station. However, there are services departing from Union Station, Jackson & Canal and arriving at Uptown Station via Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak.
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  • Distance: 118.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Bloomington-Normal Amtrak, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak via Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport and Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport in around 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$14 - $21
Business Seat
$28
Roomette
$183
Bedroom
$330 - $350
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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