There are 7 ways to get from Madison to Bloomington by bus, night bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  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

$56 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago via Chicago
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$37 - $73

5 alternative options

Bus Vangalder Bus, train  •  6 h 56 min

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

$44 - $220

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$60 - $245

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Bloomington 199.3 miles

$19 - $29

Fly from Madison  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Bloomington (BMI) MSN - BMI

$165 - $905

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 27 min

  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

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 Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport in around 6 h 20 min. Alternatively, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Madison to Bloomington hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Madison to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Madison to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Bloomington via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
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
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madison and Bloomington is 290 km. The road distance is 319 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park and arriving at Uptown Station via Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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