There are 4 ways to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington by 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

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401 / ...

$35 - $55

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Bloomington 169.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Bloomington  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Bloomington (BMI) IND - BMI

$163 - $903

Fly to Peoria, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Peoria (PIA) IND - PIA
  2. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station

$168 - $795

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Amtrak also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Bloomington hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Peoria via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Peoria via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Peoria via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Peoria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Peoria via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

The distance between Indianapolis and Bloomington is 254 km. The road distance is 271 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington is to drive which takes 2 h 50 min and costs $16 - $24.

Is there a direct bus between Indianapolis and Bloomington?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Bloomington/Normal, IL. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

The bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs five times a day.