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There are 4 ways to get from Columbia to Bloomington by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbia, MO to St. Louis Airport
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$134 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbia, MO to St. Louis Airport
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Bloomington Pilot Sta 1158

$125 - $163

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Columbia to Bloomington 280.2 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Columbia (COU) to Bloomington (BMI) COU - BMI

$178 - $795

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The cheapest way to get from Columbia to Bloomington is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbia to Bloomington is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbia to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Columbia, MO and arriving at Bloomington Pilot Sta via 10043 Natural Bridge Wb, St Louis Lambert Fld and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Columbia and Bloomington is 208 miles. The road distance is 280.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Bloomington without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 14 min and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Columbia to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Columbia to Bloomington bus services, operated by Mo-X, depart from Columbia, MO station.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Bloomington is to bus which takes 7 h 53 min and costs $120 - $170. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $800 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Columbia Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Columbia to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bloomington Pilot Sta station.

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Map of how to get from Columbia to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 207.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 14 min

What companies run services between Columbia, MO, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Columbia to Bloomington via St. Louis Airport, 10043 Natural Bridge Wb, Lambert Busport, St Louis Lambert Fld, and St Louis, Mo in around 7 h 53 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Columbia to Bloomington 5 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbia to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Columbia to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Columbia to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Mo-X
Website
moexpress.com
Bus from Columbia, MO to St. Louis Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
moexpress.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbia to Bloomington is 280 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to drive from Columbia to Bloomington.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Columbia Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Columbia Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $35 - $45.

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