How to travel from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL

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Travel Information from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL

distanceDistance117 miles (188 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$18 - $296
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $18 (€16) • 2 h 19 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $296 (€255) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 117 miles (188 km) from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL.

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from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL

How to get from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL by train, bus or flight.

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train

The best way to travel from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Amtrak
09:16AM2h24
Uptown Station, Normal, IL
11:40AMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$291One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Amtrak
05:35PM2h25
Uptown Station, Normal, IL
08:00PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$201One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Amtrak
07:06AM2h19
Uptown Station, Normal, IL
09:25AMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$241One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
08:17PM2h26
Uptown Station, Normal, IL
10:43PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$201One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
11:08AM2h36
Uptown Station, Normal, IL
01:44PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$431One-way
0 transfers
Greyhound
12:35PM5h20
Bloomington, IL
05:55PMChicago, IL
$431One-way
0 transfers

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FlixBus, Greyhound and Amtrak will get you to Chicago from Bloomington at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak is the main travel 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 travel running daily, you can travel by travel across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela travel 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 travel journey between Bloomington and Chicago, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL

      FAQs: Travel to Chicago, IL easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL.
      FAQs

      There are 3 options to travel between Bloomington, IL and Chicago, IL including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Chicago, IL from Bloomington, IL is by taking a train, which costs on average $18 (€16).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL:

      A train is $14 (€12) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $32 (€28) from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL.

      A train is $278 (€240) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL costing on average $296 (€255).

      The fastest way from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 8 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Chicago, IL that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 4 h 55 min of travel time.

      Train takes on average 2 h 19 min.

      You should expect to travel around 117 miles (188 km) between Bloomington, IL and Chicago, IL.

      The average frequency per day from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL is:

      • Around 1 bus per day.
      • Around 4 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Bloomington, IL and Chicago, IL as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL:

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL:

        • You can go to Chicago, IL from Bloomington, IL by bus with Greyhound or FlixBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $32 (€28) with Greyhound from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL on Omio.
        • You can travel from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $18 (€16) with Amtrak from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL with the following travel companies:

        • Direct bus available with Greyhound 1 direct bus per day.
        • 4 direct trains per day with Amtrak.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chicago, IL as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like San Francisco, CA, Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bloomington, IL and Chicago, IL itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Chicago, IL and any of these top destinations today!

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