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

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Train  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station Md-N
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

$39 - $85

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Line 806 bus, line 550 bus, line 607 bus, bus  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the line 806 bus from Route 12/Meade to Crystal Lake Metra 806
  2. Take the line 550 bus from Crystal Lake Metra Station to Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride 550
  3. Take the line 607 bus from Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride to Northwest Transportation Center 607
  4. Take the bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Normal, IL - ISU

$20 - $27

5 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station Md-N
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$30 - $58

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Fox Lake to Bloomington 163.3 miles

$16 - $24

Train, fly to Bloomington  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Mayfair
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$108 - $487

Train, fly to Peoria, bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Mayfair
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Peoria (PIA) ORD - PIA
  3. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station

$208 - $479

Train, fly to Champaign, bus  •  6h 18m

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

$160 - $497

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The cheapest way to get from Fox Lake to Bloomington is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Fox Lake to Bloomington is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fox Lake to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Route 12/Meade and arriving at Normal, IL - ISU via Crystal Lake Metra Station, Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride, Northwest Transportation Center and Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fox Lake to Bloomington station. However, there are services departing from Fox Lake and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Fox Lake and Bloomington is 139 miles. The road distance is 163.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Fox Lake to Bloomington without a car is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Fox Lake to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Fox Lake to Bloomington bus services, operated by Pace Bus, depart from Route 12/Meade station.

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

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The best way to get from Fox Lake to Bloomington is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs $35 - $90. Alternatively, you can line 806 bus and line 550 bus and line 607 bus and bus, which costs $19 - $27 and takes 6h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Fox Lake to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 139.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Fox Lake, IL, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Fox Lake to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station in around 4h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fox Lake to Bloomington via Crystal Lake Metra Station, Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride, Northwest Transportation Center, Woodfield Mall, and Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall in around 6h 39m.

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 Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Fox Lake to Mayfair
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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 Route 12/Meade to Crystal Lake Metra
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Crystal Lake Metra Station to Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride to Northwest Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
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
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
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
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
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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Fox Lake to Bloomington bus services, operated by Suburban Express, arrive at Normal, IL - ISU station.

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Fox Lake to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fox Lake to Bloomington is 163 miles. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Fox Lake 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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