There are 9 ways to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

$55 - $70

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Bus, night bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4909 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$36 - $52

7 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to O'Hare Terminal 5 Airport Express to Chicago O'hare
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Watterson Towers Southbound

$61 - $74

Drive  •  3h 35m

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Bloomington 211 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Milwaukee to Bloomington  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Bloomington (BMI) MKE - BMI

$153 - $853

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Bloomington  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to O'Hare Term 1,2,3
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$130 - $505

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Champaign, bus  •  5h 55m

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

$181 - $515

Fly Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6h 33m

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

$144 - $422

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Springfield, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to O'Hare Term 1,2,3
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SPI) ORD - SPI
  3. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$154 - $422

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak and arriving at Watterson Towers via Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to Bloomington station. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Bloomington is 186 miles. The road distance is 211 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington without a car is to train which takes 4h 40m and costs $55 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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Milwaukee to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington is to train which takes 4h 40m and costs $55 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $75 and takes 5h 10m, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $900 and takes 5h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 186.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

You can take a train from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station in around 4h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Bloomington via O'Hare Terminal 5 and Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport in around 5h 10m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Springfield Amtrak Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Wisconsin Coach Lines
Phone
+1 262-671-2538
Email
wisconsincoach@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to O'Hare Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to O'Hare Term 1,2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Watterson Towers
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 59m and has one stopover.

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Milwaukee to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bloomington Pilot Sta station.

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Milwaukee to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Bloomington is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3h 35m to drive from Milwaukee to Bloomington.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs $3.

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