Bloomington is in south-central Indiana, about an hour’s drive (50 miles) south of the capital, Indianapolis. It is about 230 miles from Chicago, 105 miles from Louisville, and 128 miles from Cincinnati.
Getting to Bloomington
Air travel to Indianapolis
The closest airport for air travel to Bloomington is the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The airport is very easy to navigate and is roughly an hour out from Bloomington.
For those without direct flights to the Indianapolis Airport, it is possible to catch a flight from one of Chicago’s two large airports to Indianapolis, rent cars from Chicago, or even catch buses from Greyhound/Miller or Flixbus.
Ground travel from Indianapolis to Bloomington
There are several ways to get to Bloomington from the Indianapolis Airport, with the cheapest option being the Go Express Shuttle for $29 one way. The shuttle runs hourly on some days, but make sure to check the link below to view the schedule. Go Express also offers limos and ride shares.There is a Go Express station near the car rental area if you did not book your ticket in advance.
Uber and Lyft are additional options for travel from the airport and down to Bloomington. Shuttles, Uber, and Lyft all pick up on the lower level of the airport. Just follow the signs to the car rental/ground transportation area, walk outside, and you will see signs for your options.