There are 4 ways to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

$35 - $55

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$71 - $173

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Bloomington 169.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  5 h 35 min

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

$163 - $903

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

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

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The distance between Indianapolis and Bloomington is 159 miles. The road distance is 169.6 miles.

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

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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.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 11 min.

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  • Distance: 158.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 8 h 11 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
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
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