There are 4 ways to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington by bus, train, 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

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union to Champaign, IL -UIUC
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401

$56 - $87

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$37 - $86

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$62 - $146

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Bloomington 147.1 miles

$14 - $21

What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and Bloomington, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from West Lafayette to Bloomington via Champaign, IL -UIUC, Fourth & Armory, Illinois Terminal, and Champaign, IL in around 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from West Lafayette to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 6 h 35 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
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
Bus operators
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union to Champaign, IL -UIUC
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Burlington Trailways
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from West Lafayette to Bloomington?

The distance between West Lafayette and Bloomington is 177 km. The road distance is 235 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington?

The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 34 min.

What is the fastest way to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington?

The quickest way to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington is to drive which takes 2 h 34 min and costs $14 - $21.

Is there a direct train between West Lafayette and Bloomington?

No, there is no direct train from West Lafayette to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Lafayette Amtrak and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

Is there a direct bus between West Lafayette and Bloomington?

No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union and arriving at Bloomington/Normal, IL via Fourth & Armory and Champaign, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington?

It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington, including transfers.