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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Kankakee Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401

$52 - $94

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$39 - $238

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Kankakee, Il to Champaign, Il 1163 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401

$45 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Kankakee to Bloomington 87.8 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 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kankakee to Bloomington is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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The distance between Kankakee and Bloomington is 74 miles. The road distance is 87.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Kankakee to Bloomington without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 31 min and costs $50 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min 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 3 h 47 min and costs $45 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $240 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kankakee to Bloomington is 88 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Kankakee to Bloomington.

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  • Distance: 74.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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 3 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kankakee to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 5 h 13 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kankakee Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Kankakee Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$14 - $21
Business Seat
$28
Roomette
$183
Bedroom
$330 - $350
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kankakee, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30

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