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Fly Reagan Washington to Bloomington  •  6h 33m

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

$64 - $444

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Fly Washington Dulles to Bloomington  •  7h 31m

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

$64 - $448

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 19m

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

$138 - $266

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 14m

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

$168 - $1,156

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 32m

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

$182 - $4,060

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 35m

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

$198 - $664

Train  •  20h 51m

  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 Lincoln Service / ...

$113 - $160

Train, bus  •  22h 31m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station 8893

Bus  •  26h

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Chicago "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Bloomington Normal "Greyhound"

$111 - $153

Drive  •  12h 39m

  1. Drive from Washington to Bloomington 756.1 miles

$70 - $110

Washington to Bloomington by train

The train journey time between Washington and Bloomington is around 22h 53m and covers a distance of around 897 miles. The fastest train normally takes 20h 31m. Operated by Amtrak, the Washington to Bloomington train service departs from Washington Union Station and arrives in Bloomington-Normal. Typically eight trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
22h 53m
Fastest train time:
20h 31m
Trains per week:
8
Cheapest price:
$113
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:59
Last train departs at:
16:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Washington to Bloomington train schedules

Washington → Bloomington
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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Bloomington is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Bloomington is to fly which costs $60 - $450 and takes 6h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at Bloomington Normal via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h.

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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 via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 51m.

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The distance between Washington and Bloomington is 648 miles. The road distance is 756.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Bloomington without a car is to train which takes 20h 51m and costs $110 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Washington to Bloomington, including transfers.

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

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Washington to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Bloomington is to fly which takes 6h 33m and costs $60 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 20h 51m, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 26h.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 648.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 33m

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

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

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Grand Rapids, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $380
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $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 Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
18h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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 to Chicago
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Bus from Chicago to Bloomington Normal
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 2m and has one stopover.

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

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Bloomington is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 7:03 PM in Washington and 6:03 PM in Bloomington.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Bloomington is 756 miles. It takes approximately 12h 39m to drive from Washington to Bloomington.

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Frontier Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $100 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 - $3.

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