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There are 10 ways to get from Madison to Bloomington by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Suburban Express  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Normal, IL - ISU 711is

$48 - $55

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Bus Vangalder Bus, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

$60 - $105

Bus via Center St & Market St  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$57 - $71

Bus, train via Milwaukee Intermodal Station  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from UW Madison Langdon St to Milwaukee Intermodal
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$68 - $164

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Madison to Bloomington 199.3 miles

$19 - $29

Bus, fly to Bloomington  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$126 - $501

Bus, fly to Peoria  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Peoria (PIA) ORD - PIA
  3. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station

$226 - $493

Bus, fly to Champaign  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$178 - $511

Fly from Madison, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MSN - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$226 - $634

Bus to Milwaukee, fly, train  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the bus from UW Madison Langdon St to Milwaukee Mitchell Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$165 - $473

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The cheapest way to get from Madison to Bloomington is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Bloomington is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park and arriving at Normal, IL - ISU via Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Madison and Bloomington is 181 miles. The road distance is 199.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 6h 20m and costs $45 - $55.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Madison to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Madison to Bloomington bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, depart from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport is the direct flight which takes 54m.

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Madison to Bloomington bus services, operated by Suburban Express, arrive at Normal, IL - ISU station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madison to Bloomington is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Madison to Bloomington.

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Map of how to get from Madison to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 181.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Madison to Bloomington via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport in around 6h 20m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
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 Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
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
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Normal, IL - ISU
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from UW Madison Langdon St to Milwaukee Intermodal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
amtrak.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from UW Madison Langdon St to Milwaukee Intermodal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Bus from UW Madison Langdon St to Milwaukee Mitchell Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare 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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