There are 7 ways to get from Elgin to Bloomington by train, bus, subway, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Chicago Union Station Md-W
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$21 - $199

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Line 554 bus, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 554 bus from Chicago St & Geneva St to Woodfield Mall 554
  2. Take the bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Normal, IL - ISU 500is / ...

$20 - $27

5 alternative options

Subway, night bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the subway from Rosemont to UIC-Halsted Blue Line
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$23 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Elgin to Bloomington 131.7 miles

$12 - $19

Bus, fly to Bloomington  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Elgin Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$100 - $476

Bus, fly to Peoria  •  4 h 49 min

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

$200 - $468

Fly to Champaign, bus  •  5 h 11 min

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

$158 - $498

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The cheapest way to get from Elgin to Bloomington is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Elgin to Bloomington is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elgin to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Chicago St & Geneva St and arriving at Normal, IL - ISU via Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Elgin to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Elgin and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Elgin and Bloomington is 114 miles. The road distance is 131.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Bloomington without a car is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $21 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Elgin to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Elgin to Bloomington bus services, operated by Pace Bus, depart from Chicago St & Geneva St station.

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Elgin to Bloomington train services, operated by Metra, depart from Elgin station.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Bloomington is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $21 - $200. Alternatively, you can line 554 bus and bus, which costs $19 - $27 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Elgin to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 114.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Elgin to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station in around 4 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elgin to Bloomington via Woodfield Mall and Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall in around 4 h 27 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Elgin to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
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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Contact Details
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
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Chicago St & Geneva St to Woodfield Mall
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Elgin Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Normal, IL - ISU
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.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
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
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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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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Elgin to Bloomington bus services, operated by Suburban Express, arrive at Normal, IL - ISU station.

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Elgin to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Elgin to Bloomington is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to drive from Elgin to Bloomington.

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

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There are 32+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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