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There are 6 ways to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to University of Illinois - Champaign
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401 / ...

$50 - $74

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Bus, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...

$50 - $119

Bus via West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union  •  5 h 11 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 / ...

$50 - $75

Train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$62 - $146

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Bloomington 147.1 miles

$14 - $21

Shuttle, fly  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$156 - $531

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN and arriving at Bloomington/Normal, IL via Illini Union and Champaign, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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

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The distance between West Lafayette and Bloomington is 110 miles. The road distance is 147.1 miles.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington, including transfers.

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West Lafayette to Bloomington bus services, operated by Express Air Coach, depart from Lafayette, IN station.

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West Lafayette to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington is to bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $50 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $150 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 110.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from West Lafayette to Bloomington via University of Illinois - Champaign, Illini Union, Illinois Terminal, and Champaign, IL in around 4 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from West Lafayette to Bloomington via Chicago Union Station in around 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
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 Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
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
Bus operators
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to University of Illinois - Champaign
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
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

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 Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
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lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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West Lafayette to Bloomington bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Bloomington/Normal, IL station.

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Bloomington is 1 h behind West Lafayette. It is currently 2:56 PM in West Lafayette and 1:56 PM in Bloomington.

West Lafayette to Bloomington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to Bloomington is 147 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from West Lafayette to Bloomington.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to shuttle which takes 2 h 10 min and costs $60.

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