Directions from Merrillville to Bloomington

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. 0358 / ...
  2. Lincoln Service / ...

$30 - $211

3 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. 0358 / ...
  2. 4821

$37 - $69

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. 143.1 miles

$14 - $21

Line 0358 bus, train, fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. ORD - BMI

$115 - $497

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

There is no direct connection from Merrillville to Bloomington. However, you can take the bus to Chicago, IL, take the walk to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, then take the train to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Merrillville to Bloomington via Chicago, IL, Harrison & Jefferson, Harrison & Morgan, and Chicago, Il in around 4 h 36 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Merrillville, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Merrillville, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Merrillville and Bloomington is 178 km. The road distance is 229 km.

The cheapest way to get from Merrillville to Bloomington is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Merrillville to Bloomington is to drive which takes 2 h 26 min and costs $14 - $21.

No, there is no direct bus from Merrillville to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Merrillville, IN and arriving at Bloomington Pilot Sta via Harrison & Jefferson and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Merrillville to Bloomington, including transfers.