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There are 9 ways to get from Put-in-Bay to Bloomington by car ferry, car, train, bus, night bus, ferry, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, drive, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  2. Drive from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Toledo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$86 - $209

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Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH Miller Ferry
  2. Drive from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Bloomington

$42 - $67

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Car ferry, drive, bus, night bus  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  2. Drive from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Toledo, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Chicago, Il
  4. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta

$58 - $129

Ferry, drive to Cleveland, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from Put-in-Bay to Sandusky, OH
  2. Drive from Sandusky, OH to North Olmsted Industrial Pkwy Loop
  3. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CLE - MDW
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$172 - $582

Ferry, car ferry, drive to Detroit, fly to Bloomington  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the ferry from Put-in-Bay to Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry
  2. Take the car ferry from Middle Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Drive from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to West & Grange
  4. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Bloomington (BMI) DTW - BMI

$211 - $996

Ferry, car ferry, taxi, bus to Toledo, fly to Bloomington  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the ferry from Put-in-Bay to Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry
  2. Take the car ferry from Middle Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Take a taxi from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Toledo, OH
  4. Take the bus from Toledo, OH to Napoleon, OH
  5. Fly from Toledo (TOL) to Bloomington (BMI) TOL - BMI

$330 - $990

Ferry, car ferry, drive to Detroit, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the ferry from Put-in-Bay to Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry
  2. Take the car ferry from Middle Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Drive from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to West & Grange
  4. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DTW - MDW
  5. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$192 - $384

Ferry, car ferry, drive to Detroit, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Take the ferry from Put-in-Bay to Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry
  2. Take the car ferry from Middle Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Drive from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to West & Grange
  4. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD
  5. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$182 - $435

Ferry, car ferry, taxi, bus to Toledo, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the ferry from Put-in-Bay to Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry
  2. Take the car ferry from Middle Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Take a taxi from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Toledo, OH
  4. Take the bus from Toledo, OH to Napoleon, OH
  5. Fly from Toledo (TOL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TOL - ORD
  6. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$301 - $609

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Put-in-Bay to Bloomington is to car ferry and drive which costs $40 - $70 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Put-in-Bay to Bloomington is to car ferry and drive which costs $40 - $70 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Put-in-Bay and Bloomington is 333 miles.

It takes approximately 9 h 55 min to get from Put-in-Bay to Bloomington, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cleveland Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Bloomington is 1 h behind Put-in-Bay. It is currently 10:00 AM in Put-in-Bay and 9:00 AM in Bloomington.

Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Put-in-Bay to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 333.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 55 min

What companies run services between Put-in-Bay, OH, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

There is no direct connection from Put-in-Bay to Bloomington. However, you can take the drive to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH, take the car ferry to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, take the drive to Toledo Amtrak Station, take the train to Chicago Union Station, then take the train to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH, take the car ferry to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, take the drive to Toledo, Oh, take the bus to Chicago, Il, take the walk to Chicago, Il, then take the night bus to Bloomington Pilot Sta.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Toledo to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Toledo to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Toledo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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 Toledo Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
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
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 Toledo, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Ferry operators
Miller Boat Line
Website
millerferry.com
Car ferry from Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Car ferry from Middle Bass Island, OH to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Jet Express Ferry
Website
jet-express.com
Ferry from Put-in-Bay to Sandusky, OH
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
jet-express.com
Middle Bass Ferry
Website
middlebassferry.com
Ferry from Put-in-Bay to Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Other operators
Taxi from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Toledo, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
The Squeaky Wheel Shuttle
Phone
+1 419-271-7100
A Sandusky Taxi
Phone
+1 419-366-7918

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