The cheapest trains from Chicago to Bloomington, IL

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Cheapest

$18

Average

$24

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 Chicago to Bloomington, IL will cost around $ 24 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 18.

Cheapest
07:00AMUnion Station2h11 09:11AMUptown Station, IL
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$181One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:00PMUnion Station2h11 09:11PMUptown Station, IL
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$241One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:15PMUnion Station2h11 07:26PMUptown Station, IL
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$241One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:25AMUnion Station2h11 11:36AMUptown Station, IL
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$241One-way
01:45PMUnion Station2h14 03:59PMUptown Station, IL
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$311One-way

Timetable Chicago to Bloomington, IL

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07:00AMUnion Station2h11 09:11AMUptown Station, IL
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09:25AMUnion Station2h11 11:36AMUptown Station, IL
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01:45PMUnion Station2h14 03:59PMUptown Station, IL
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05:15PMUnion Station2h11 07:26PMUptown Station, IL
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07:00PMUnion Station2h11 09:11PMUptown Station, IL
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Thu
Sep 23
$18Amtrak
$38Greyhound
$377envoy air
Fri
Sep 24
$18Amtrak
$44Greyhound
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Sat
Sep 25
$18Amtrak
$39Greyhound
$377envoy air
Sun
Sep 26
$41Amtrak
$38Greyhound
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Mon
Sep 27
$18Amtrak
$35Greyhound
$377envoy air

The fastest trains from Chicago to Bloomington, IL

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Fastest Journey

2 h 11 m

Average

2 h 11 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

189 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Chicago for Bloomington, IL 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 11 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 11 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 14 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
07:00AMUnion Station2h11 09:11AMUptown Station, IL
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$181One-way
Fastest
07:00PMUnion Station2h11 09:11PMUptown Station, IL
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$241One-way
Fastest
05:15PMUnion Station2h11 07:26PMUptown Station, IL
0 changes
$241One-way
Fastest
09:25AMUnion Station2h11 11:36AMUptown Station, IL
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$241One-way
2nd Fastest
01:45PMUnion Station2h14 03:59PMUptown Station, IL
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$311One-way

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Train Information between Chicago and Bloomington, IL

distanceDistance117 miles (188 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to Bloomington, IL cover the 117 miles (188 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 11 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $18 (€14), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $18 (€14).

Train companies

Train between Chicago and Bloomington, IL with Amtrak

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Bloomington, IL from $18 (€14) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient 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 between Chicago and Bloomington, IL, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

    Amtrak's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Chicago to Bloomington, IL are the following:

    • 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 Chicago and Bloomington, IL?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Chicago to Bloomington, IL trains for as little as $18 (€14)  in the next 7 days.
    What is the price of a train ticket to Bloomington, IL from Chicago?
    The train price between Chicago and Bloomington, IL is on average $18 (€14)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    How far is Bloomington, IL from Chicago by train?
    The train distance from Chicago to Bloomington, IL is around 117 miles (188 km).
    How many hours is the train time to Bloomington, IL from Chicago?
    On average the Chicago to Bloomington, IL train travel time is 2 h 11 min  for the 117 miles (188 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    Which train companies can take me to Bloomington, IL from Chicago?
    For the journey from Chicago to Bloomington, IL you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Chicago and Bloomington, IL on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Are there any direct trains from Chicago to Bloomington, IL?
    Yes, there are 4 direct trains per day from Chicago to Bloomington, IL, and you can find a direct train for this route with Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    How many train services are there to Bloomington, IL from Chicago a day?
    On average, there are 4 trains a day from Chicago to Bloomington, IL. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What time is the earliest train from Chicago to Bloomington, IL? What time is the last train from Chicago to Bloomington, IL?
    The earliest train departing from Chicago to Bloomington, IL leaves at 12: 00 PM. The last train departing from Chicago to Bloomington, IL leaves at 10: 15 PM. You can find the latest Chicago to Bloomington, IL train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    When should I buy the Chicago to Bloomington, IL train for the best deals on tickets?
    If you purchase the Chicago to Bloomington, IL train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $18 (€14). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Chicago to Bloomington, IL. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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