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

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Train  •  4 h 40 min

  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 Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$39 - $215

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Bus, night bus  •  5 h

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

$34 - $79

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Normal, IL - ISU 500is / ...

$40 - $58

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Bloomington 210.1 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Milwaukee to Bloomington  •  5 h 25 min

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

$153 - $853

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Bloomington  •  4 h 41 min

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

$117 - $504

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Peoria, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak 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

$217 - $496

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Springfield, drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SPI) ORD - SPI
  3. Drive from Springfield to Bloomington

$112 - $382

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Champaign, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak 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

$175 - $526

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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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 Normal, IL - ISU via Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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

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The distance between Milwaukee and Bloomington is 186 miles. The road distance is 210.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington without a car is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $35 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min 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, arrive at Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $35 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 5 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $900 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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

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 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport in around 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
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
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Chicago Union Station 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
Bus operators
Coach USA
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Normal, IL - ISU
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 59 min 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 Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Bloomington is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from Milwaukee to Bloomington.

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

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There are 32+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $50 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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