There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Bloomington by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Bloomington  •  6h 41m

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

$99 - $484

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Fly Washington Dulles to Bloomington  •  7h 32m

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

$128 - $608

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 Uptown Station

$110 - $443

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

  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

$165 - $753

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 25m

  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

$185 - $281

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 Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

$113 - $160

Bus, night bus  •  21h 55m

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

$100 - $137

Drive  •  12h 40m

  1. Drive from Washington to Bloomington 742.5 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 12h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Bloomington is to fly which costs $95 - $490 and takes 6h 41m.

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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 21h 55m.

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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 20h 51m.

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The distance between Washington and Bloomington is 648 miles. The road distance is 742.5 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 41m 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, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Bloomington is to fly which takes 6h 41m and costs $95 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 20h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 648.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

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 20h 51m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $280
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $280
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $280
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $280
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Nashville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Grand Rapids, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Dayton, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
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
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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
18h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m 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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Bloomington is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 5:42 PM in Washington and 4:42 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 12h 40m 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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There are 33+ 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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