There are 4 ways to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington by bus, train, night bus, car or shuttle

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Bus, train  •  4h 50m

  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 / ...

$51 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  4h 35m

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

$39 - $56

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Bloomington 147 miles

$14 - $21

Shuttle, bus  •  4h 21m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Purdue Memorial Union to UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana INT LAF to URB
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1487

$50 - $59

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The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Lafayette and arriving at Bloomington Pilot Sta via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between West Lafayette and Bloomington is 110 miles. The road distance is 147 miles.

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

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington, including transfers.

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

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West Lafayette to Bloomington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bloomington Pilot Sta station.

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Bloomington is 1h behind West Lafayette. It is currently 3:27 AM in West Lafayette and 2:27 AM in Bloomington.

Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to Bloomington is 147 miles. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from West Lafayette to Bloomington.

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Map of how to get from West Lafayette to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 110.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

There is no direct connection from West Lafayette to Bloomington. However, you can take the bus to Chicago, Il, take the walk to Harrison & Morgan, take the line 60 bus to Canal & Van Buren, take the walk to Chicago Union Station, then take the train to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from West Lafayette to Bloomington via Chicago, Il and Chicago, Il in around 4h 35m.

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
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 Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
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
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from Purdue Memorial Union to UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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