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There are 7 ways to get from Merrillville to Bloomington by bus, train, night bus, 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.

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Bus, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Merrillville, IN to Chicago, IL Louisville / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

$46 - $96

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Bus, night bus  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Merrillville, IN to Chicago, IL Louisville / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$37 - $69

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Merrillville, IN to Chicago, IL Louisville / ...
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$45 - $67

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Merrillville to Bloomington 143.1 miles

$14 - $21

Bus, fly to Bloomington  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Merrillville, IN to Chicago, IL
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$114 - $497

Bus, fly to Peoria  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Merrillville, IN to Chicago, IL
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Peoria (PIA) ORD - PIA
  3. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station

$214 - $489

Bus, fly to Champaign  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Merrillville, IN to Chicago, IL
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$166 - $507

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

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

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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 4h 38m.

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The distance between Merrillville and Bloomington is 111 miles. The road distance is 143.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Merrillville to Bloomington without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 53m and costs $45 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Merrillville to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Merrillville to Bloomington bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Merrillville, IN 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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Merrillville to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bloomington Pilot Sta station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merrillville to Bloomington is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Merrillville to Bloomington.

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  • Distance: 111.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

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

You can take a bus from Merrillville to Bloomington via Chicago, IL, Clinton-Blue, O'Hare, Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport, and Uptown Station in around 6h 38m.

Airlines
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
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
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
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
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
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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