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There are 5 ways to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

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

$30 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus via Danville, IL  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Danville, IL 1487
  2. Take the bus from Danville, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1487

$48 - $69

Train  •  8 h 11 min

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

$71 - $173

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Bloomington 169.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  6 h 17 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Bloomington/Normal, IL. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis station to Bloomington station. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak Station and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 11 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 best way to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $30 - $50.

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The bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Indianapolis to Bloomington bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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Indianapolis to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 8 h 11 min, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $950 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 158.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Amtrak also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station 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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Bloomington via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Danville, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Danville, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington-Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to Bloomington bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Bloomington/Normal, IL station.

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Bloomington is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 3:24 PM in Indianapolis and 2:24 PM in Bloomington.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Bloomington is 170 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to drive from Indianapolis to Bloomington.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis 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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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs $2.

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