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

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Line 554 bus, bus  •  4h 7m

  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 711is

$20 - $27

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Train  •  4h 26m

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

$37 - $84

Bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$31 - $46

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Elgin to Bloomington 131.7 miles

$12 - $19

Bus, fly to Bloomington  •  3h 47m

  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  •  4h 56m

  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

Bus, fly to Champaign  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Elgin Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$152 - $486

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

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

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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 4h 7m.

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

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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 line 554 bus and bus which takes 4h 7m and costs $19 - $27.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m 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 line 554 bus and bus which takes 4h 7m and costs $19 - $27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 4h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Elgin to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 114.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Elgin to Bloomington via Woodfield Mall and Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Elgin to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station in around 4h 26m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Elgin to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
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
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
53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Elgin Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
Ave. Duration
40m
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
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1h
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 54m.

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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 Uptown Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Elgin to Bloomington is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m 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 31+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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