There are 7 ways to get from Elgin to Bloomington by train, bus, subway, 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

Train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Md-W
  2. Lincoln Service / ...

$17 - $193

6 alternative options

Line 554 bus, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. 554
  2. 500is / ...

$20 - $27

Bus, subway, night bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. 603

$23 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. 131.7 miles

$12 - $19

Bus, fly to Bloomington  •  3 h 21 min

  1. ORD - BMI

$100 - $476

Bus, fly to Peoria  •  4 h 55 min

  1. ORD - PIA

$200 - $468

Fly to Champaign, bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. ORD - CMI

$158 - $498

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 and Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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
$2 - $4
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
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
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
Burlington Trailways

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Elgin and Bloomington is 183 km. The road distance is 211 km.

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

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

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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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.

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