There are 7 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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 4727 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$34 - $79

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Bus  •  5 h 36 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 Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$48 - $74

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Bloomington 210.1 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Milwaukee to Bloomington  •  5 h 15 min

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

$153 - $853

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Bloomington  •  4 h 21 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 50 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

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

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

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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 Center St & Market St via Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport and Uptown Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 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 Amtrak and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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Milwaukee to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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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 Amtrak in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport, and Uptown Station in around 5 h 36 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
Bus operators
Coach USA
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
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
Greyhound USA
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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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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