There are 6 ways to get from DeKalb to Bloomington by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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

Bus, train via Chicago Union Station  •  5 h 39 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 Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$27 - $215

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Dekalb to Naperville Rt59
  2. Take the bus from Downers Grove Metra to Joliet Union Station 834
  3. Take the train from Joliet Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$43 - $87

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 23 min

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

$111 - $505

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
50 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
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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
Train from Joliet Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Downers Grove Metra to Joliet Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from DeKalb to Bloomington?

The distance between DeKalb and Bloomington is 162 km. The road distance is 190 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from DeKalb to Bloomington?

The cheapest way to get from DeKalb to Bloomington is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h.

What is the fastest way to get from DeKalb to Bloomington?

The quickest way to get from DeKalb to Bloomington is to drive which takes 2 h and costs $11 - $17.

Is there a direct bus between DeKalb and Bloomington?

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.

How long does it take to get from DeKalb to Bloomington?

It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from DeKalb to Bloomington, including transfers.