There are 7 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 Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$14 - $190

6 alternative options

Bus Suburban Express  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Normal, IL - ISU 500is / ...

$21 - $30

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il 1351 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401

$44 - $84

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Illinois State University 133.4 miles

$13 - $19

Fly to Bloomington  •  3 h 32 min

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

$98 - $476

Fly to Peoria, bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Peoria (PIA) ORD - PIA
  2. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station

$198 - $468

Fly to Champaign, bus  •  5 h 21 min

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

$156 - $498

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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 takes 2 h 13 min and costs $13 - $19.

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The distance between Chicago and Illinois State University is 190 km. The road distance is 213 km.

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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 to Illinois State University. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Bloomington/Normal, IL via Champaign, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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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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 $14 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, Suburban Express operates a bus from Chicago to Illinois State University 4 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Normal, IL - ISU
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Burlington Trailways
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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