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

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Train, bus  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Kankakee Amtrak Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1487

$45 - $64

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Bus  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Kankakee, Il to Champaign, Il 1163 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1487

$43 - $61

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Train  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Kankakee Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

$55 - $80

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Kankakee to Bloomington 87.9 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Kankakee to Bloomington is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Kankakee to Bloomington is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kankakee station to Bloomington station. However, there are services departing from Kankakee Amtrak Station and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 13m.

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The distance between Kankakee and Bloomington is 74 miles. The road distance is 87.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Kankakee to Bloomington without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 6m and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Kankakee to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Kankakee to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Kankakee Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Kankakee to Bloomington is to bus which takes 3h 22m and costs $40 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $80 and takes 5h 13m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kankakee to Bloomington is 88 miles. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Kankakee to Bloomington.

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  • Distance: 74.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between Kankakee, IL, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Kankakee to Bloomington via Kankakee, Il, Champaign, Il, and Champaign, IL in around 3h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kankakee to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station in around 5h 13m.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Flag of United States Bloomington, United States

Bloomington is a city in Illinois, United States and the county seat of McLean County. It is adjacent to Normal, and is the more populous of the two principal municipalities of the Bloomington-Normal metropolitan area. - Wikipedia

Things to do in Bloomington

  • Miller Park Zoo

    Miller Park Zoo is a zoo located in Miller Park; a public park in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. It is administered by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Bloomington.

  • McLean County Museum of History

    The McLean County Museum of History is an AAM accredited institution located in Bloomington, Illinois. It is the principle program of the McLean County Historical Society, an Illinois nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1892 to study local history. The museum moved into its current location in 1991.

  • Miller Park

    Miller Park is a public park in Bloomington, Illinois. It is in the southwest part of the city, on a large block south of Wood Street and east of Morris Avenue.

  • McLean County Courthouse and Square

    The McLean County Courthouse and Square is located in downtown Bloomington, Illinois. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places and encompasses the old McLean County Courthouse and the courthouse-facing sides of three downtown blocks. All 4 floors of the building are now occupied by the McLean County Museum of History for exhibits, collections storage, and offices. The historic buildings at the other side of the square were destroyed by fire in the 1980s. The Square is bordered by four Bloomington streets: Main Street, Center Street, Jefferson Street and Washington Street. The site was home to three previous courthouses before the current one was completed in 1903. The first courthouse at the site was built in 1831, and the second in 1836. The third was built in 1868, but suffered major damage from fire on June 19, 1900.

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