There are 7 ways to get from Columbus to Bloomington by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Columbus to Bloomington  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Bloomington (BMI) CMH - BMI

$164 - $856

Cheapest option

Bus Hoosier Ride, train  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL 0350 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$62 - $171

5 alternative options

Bus to Dayton, fly to Bloomington  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Bloomington (BMI) DAY - BMI

$229 - $1,061

Fly Columbus to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CMH - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$155 - $474

Bus  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$64 - $108

Bus, train via Toledo Amtrak  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$96 - $243

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Bloomington 344.2 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Bloomington is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Bloomington is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Bloomington is 320 miles. The road distance is 344.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Columbus to Bloomington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Columbus, OH and arriving at Bloomington/Normal, IL via Richmond, IN and Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 28 min.

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What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Columbus to Bloomington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to Bloomington via Richmond, IN and Indianapolis, IN in around 9 h 28 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
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