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Cheap train tickets from Bloomington, IL to Chicago

Showing times and prices for May 19

Cheapest

$18

Average

$31

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Bloomington, IL to Chicago will cost around $ 31 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 18.

Cheapest
07:13AMUptown Station, IL2h26 09:39AMUnion Station
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$181One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:27PMUptown Station, IL2h38 11:05PMUnion Station
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$241One-way
09:30AMUptown Station, IL2h35 12:05PMUnion Station
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$311One-way
11:02AMUptown Station, IL2h42 01:44PMUnion Station
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$411One-way
05:50PMUptown Station, IL2h35 08:25PMUnion Station
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$411One-way

Train schedule from Bloomington, IL to Chicago

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07:13AMUptown Station, IL2h26 09:39AMUnion Station
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09:30AMUptown Station, IL2h35 12:05PMUnion Station
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11:02AMUptown Station, IL2h42 01:44PMUnion Station
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05:50PMUptown Station, IL2h35 08:25PMUnion Station
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08:27PMUptown Station, IL2h38 11:05PMUnion Station
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Thu
May 19
$18Amtrak
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Fri
May 20
$23Amtrak
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May 21
$18Amtrak
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Sun
May 22
$18Amtrak
$310envoy air
Mon
May 23
$18Amtrak
$310envoy air
Tue
May 24
$15Amtrak
$256envoy air
Wed
May 25
$15Amtrak
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Thu
May 26
$15Amtrak
$256envoy air
Fri
May 27
$23Amtrak
$256envoy air
Sat
May 28
$15Amtrak
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Sun
May 29
$15Amtrak
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Mon
May 30
$15Amtrak
$272envoy air
Tue
May 31
$15Amtrak
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Wed
Jun 1
$15Amtrak
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Thu
Jun 2
$15Amtrak
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Fri
Jun 3
$14Amtrak
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Sat
Jun 4
$15Amtrak
$306envoy air
Sun
Jun 5
$15Amtrak
$294envoy air
Mon
Jun 6
$15Amtrak
$255envoy air
Tue
Jun 7
$15Amtrak
$255envoy air

Fastest train times from Bloomington, IL to Chicago

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Fastest Journey

2 h 26 m

Average

2 h 35 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

189 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Bloomington, IL for Chicago every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 189 km distance in an average of 2 h 35 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 26 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 42 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:13AMUptown Station, IL2h26 09:39AMUnion Station
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$181One-way
2nd Fastest
09:30AMUptown Station, IL2h35 12:05PMUnion Station
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$311One-way
2nd Fastest
05:50PMUptown Station, IL2h35 08:25PMUnion Station
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$411One-way
08:27PMUptown Station, IL2h38 11:05PMUnion Station
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$241One-way
11:02AMUptown Station, IL2h42 01:44PMUnion Station
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$411One-way

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Overview: Train from Bloomington, IL to Chicago

distanceDistance117 miles (188 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Bloomington, IL to Chicago cover the 117 miles (188 km) long route taking on average 2 h 26 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $15 (€13), but the average price of train tickets is $18 (€16).

Train providers: Amtrak from Bloomington, IL to Chicago trains

You can travel by train from Bloomington, IL to Chicago with Amtrak for as low as $15 (€13). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Train information from Bloomington, IL to Chicago with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 9 min
  • Average Price: $15
  • Amtrak frequency: 4 a day

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Amtrak train ticket to Chicago from Bloomington, IL:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

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FAQs

How much are cheap trains between Bloomington, IL and Chicago?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Chicago from Bloomington, IL for as low as $15 (€13)  for the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train to Chicago from Bloomington, IL?

The Bloomington, IL to Chicago train ticket price is on average $18 (€16)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.

What is the distance to Chicago from Bloomington, IL by train?

The train distance from Bloomington, IL to Chicago is around 117 miles (188 km).

How long is the train to Chicago from Bloomington, IL?

On average the Bloomington, IL to Chicago train travel time is 2 h 26 min  for the 117 miles (188 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Which train companies can get me from Bloomington, IL to Chicago?

If you're looking for trains from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Chicago. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Bloomington, IL to Chicago trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Is there a direct train from Bloomington, IL to Chicago?

Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day to Chicago from Bloomington, IL. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Amtrak. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

How many trains are there between Bloomington, IL and Chicago a day?

On average, there are 4 trains a day from Bloomington, IL to Chicago. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Bloomington, IL to Chicago?

The earliest train departing from Bloomington, IL to Chicago leaves at 12: 13 PM. The last train departing from Bloomington, IL to Chicago leaves at 10: 50 PM. You can find the latest Bloomington, IL to Chicago train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy Bloomington, IL to Chicago train tickets to get the best deals?

If you buy a train ticket from Bloomington, IL to Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $18 (€16) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Chicago from Bloomington, IL are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.