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There are 11 ways to get from Washington to Bloomington by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$135 - $492

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Bus, night bus  •  21 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$94 - $230

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 34 min

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

$130 - $443

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$183 - $629

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h 11 min

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

$141 - $460

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BWI - ORD
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$158 - $580

Fly Reagan Washington to Indianapolis, bus  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Indianapolis (IND) DCA - IND
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$110 - $285

Fly Washington Dulles to Indianapolis, bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Indianapolis (IND) IAD - IND
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$106 - $332

Train  •  20 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

$139 - $380

Train, bus  •  22 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401 / ...

$133 - $334

Drive  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Bloomington 742.6 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Bloomington is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Bloomington is to fly and train which costs $130 - $500 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Bloomington Pilot Sta via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Bloomington station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 51 min.

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The distance between Washington and Bloomington is 648 miles. The road distance is 742.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Bloomington without a car is to train which takes 20 h 51 min and costs $130 - $380.

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Washington to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Washington to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 648.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Washington to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station in around 20 h 51 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Lexington
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Richmond
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
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 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
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
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 Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
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

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

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Bloomington is 1 h behind Washington. It is currently 9:49 PM in Washington and 8:49 PM in Bloomington.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Bloomington is 743 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 38 min to drive from Washington to Bloomington.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington 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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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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