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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Indianapolis, IN  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfort, KY to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$93 - $137

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  17h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfort, KY to Evansville
  2. Take the bus from Evansville, In to Champaign, Il
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$112 - $204

Drive  •  5h 35m

  1. Drive from Frankfort to Bloomington 335.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Lexington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Lexington (LEX) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LEX - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$271 - $761

Bus to Louisville, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfort, KY to Louisville, KY
  2. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SDF - ORD
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$166 - $355

Bus to Louisville, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfort, KY to Louisville, KY
  2. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SDF - MDW
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$216 - $364

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfort to Bloomington is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfort to Bloomington is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 35m.

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The distance between Frankfort and Bloomington is 272 miles. The road distance is 335.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Frankfort to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 9h 42m and costs $90 - $140.

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It takes approximately 9h 42m to get from Frankfort to Bloomington, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lexington Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 33m.

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Bloomington is 1h behind Frankfort. It is currently 6:42 AM in Frankfort and 5:42 AM in Bloomington.

Yes, the driving distance between Frankfort to Bloomington is 335 miles. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Frankfort to Bloomington.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Lexington Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfort to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 272.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 42m

What companies run services between Frankfort, KY, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Frankfort to Bloomington via Frankfort, KY, Louisville, KY, and Indianapolis, IN in around 9h 42m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lexington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lexington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Train operators
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
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Frankfort, KY to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Frankfort, KY to Evansville
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
hoosierride.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Evansville, In to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95

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The best way to get from Frankfort to Lexington Airport is to taxi which takes 32m and costs $65 - $85.

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