There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Bloomington by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Bloomington  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Bloomington (BMI) DCA - BMI

$174 - $804

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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 Washington Dulles to Bloomington  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Bloomington (BMI) IAD - BMI

$190 - $861

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 21 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 Amtrak

$114 - $558

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 9 min

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

$119 - $607

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 Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$123 - $495

Drive  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Bloomington 742.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

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. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak 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 .

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 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 best way to get from Washington to Bloomington is to fly which takes 6 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 20 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 648.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

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

American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Bloomington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station in around 20 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Albany, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
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.

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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
Hourly
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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Bloomington is 1 h behind Washington. It is currently 9:45 PM in Washington and 8:45 PM in Bloomington.

Washington to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak 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 American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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Book your Washington to Bloomington bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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

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