There are 5 ways to get from DeKalb to Bloomington by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Dekalb to Naperville Rt59
  2. Take the train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$31 - $220

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Bus, line 722 bus, line 834 bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Dekalb to Naperville Rt59
  2. Take the line 722 bus from Naperville Metra to Branding Ln & Finley Rd 722
  3. Take the line 834 bus from Branding Ln & Finley Rd to Janes Ave & 75th St 834
  4. Take the bus from Woodridge, IL to Normal, IL - ISU

$31 - $49

Bus, night bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Dekalb to Chicago, Il 4566 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$32 - $74

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from DeKalb to Bloomington 118.8 miles

$11 - $17

Bus, fly  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Dekalb to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$111 - $505

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No, there is no direct bus from DeKalb to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Dekalb and arriving at Normal, IL - ISU via Naperville Metra, Branding Ln & Finley Rd and Woodridge, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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The distance between DeKalb and Bloomington is 101 miles. The road distance is 118.8 miles.

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The best way to get from DeKalb to Bloomington without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from DeKalb to Bloomington, including transfers.

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DeKalb to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Dekalb station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between DeKalb to Bloomington is 119 miles. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from DeKalb to Bloomington.

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

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Map of how to get from DeKalb to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 101.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between DeKalb, IL, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from DeKalb to Bloomington via Naperville Rt59, Naperville Metra, Branding Ln & Finley Rd, Janes Ave & 75th St, and Woodridge, IL in around 6 h 34 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station 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
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 Dekalb to Naperville Rt59
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Dekalb to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Naperville Metra to Branding Ln & Finley Rd
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Branding Ln & Finley Rd to Janes Ave & 75th St
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Woodridge, IL to Normal, IL - ISU
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com

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