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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Illinois State University by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 26 min

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

$30 - $75

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Bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$29 - $46

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Illinois State University 133.4 miles

$13 - $19

Fly  •  3 h 53 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 Illinois State University is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Illinois State University is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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

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The distance between Chicago and Illinois State University is 119 miles. The road distance is 133.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Illinois State University without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs $30 - $75.

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

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Chicago to Illinois State University train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Illinois State University is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs $30 - $75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $50 and takes 4 h 58 min, you could also fly, which costs $95 - $480 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Chicago to Illinois State University train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Illinois State University.
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  • Distance: 118.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Illinois State University, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Illinois State University every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, Peoria Charter Coach Company operates a bus from Chicago to Illinois State University 4 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 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
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Illinois State University is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Chicago to Illinois State University.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Illinois State University. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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