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

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Train, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Bloomington, IN Chicago

$75 - $95

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Bus, subway  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the subway from O'Hare to Forest Park
  3. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Bloomington, IN - Indiana University McNutt

$44 - $67

7 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Bloomington, IN Chicago

$61 - $90

Train, bus via Indianapolis, IN  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington, IN

$81 - $147

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Bloomington 318.3 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Milwaukee to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Indianapolis (IND) MKE - IND
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis, IN - Airport to Bloomington, IN

$138 - $402

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis, IN - Airport to Bloomington, IN

$102 - $273

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis, IN - Airport to Bloomington, IN

$123 - $319

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Louisville, bus  •  8 h 37 min

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

$146 - $301

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, WI and arriving at Bloomington, IN via Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 22 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Bloomington is 279 miles. The road distance is 318.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 16 min and costs $75 - $95.

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It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Bloomington bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Milwaukee, WI station.

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Milwaukee to Bloomington bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Bloomington, IN station.

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Bloomington is 1 h ahead of Milwaukee. It is currently 2:26 PM in Milwaukee and 3:26 PM in Bloomington.

Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 278.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 16 min

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

You can take a bus from Milwaukee to Bloomington via Chicago and Chicago, IL in around 8 h 22 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
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 Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Bloomington, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Bloomington, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com
Coach USA
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Bloomington, IN - Indiana University McNutt
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Star Of America Shuttle
Website
soashuttle.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis, IN - Airport to Bloomington, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
soashuttle.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Bloomington is 318 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to drive from Milwaukee to Bloomington.

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Southwest Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $63 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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