There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Bloomington  •  6 h 10 min

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

$174 - $804

Cheapest option

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

6 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Bloomington  •  7 h 17 min

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

$190 - $861

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 Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$135 - $492

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 22 min

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

$130 - $443

Train  •  20 h 51 min

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

$139 - $380

Train, bus  •  23 h 16 min

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

$138 - $339

Drive  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Bloomington 742.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

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 which costs $170 - $850 and takes 6 h 10 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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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Washington to Bloomington, including transfers.

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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. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 51 min.

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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 Amtrak 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Grand Rapids, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Louisville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Nashville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
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
Bus operators
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 Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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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