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By Air:

  • Bloomington-Normal, IL has an airport which serves Delta and American airlines. The airport code is BMI.
  • Alternatively, you can fly into Chicago and travel down to Bloomington-Normal via train, bus or car. 

By Train or Bus:

  • There’s a direct Amtrak train that runs from Chicago’s Union station to Bloomington-Normal (station code: BNL). It takes approximately 2.5 hours and costs roughly $15–$30 each way (please see for booking train tickets). BNL station is right next to ISU campus.
  • Peoria Charter runs several buses daily between O’Hare and Midway Airports and the ISU Campus.

By Car:

  • Bloomington-Normal is approximately 2 hours from Chicago.
  • Detailed driving directions can be found here.
  • See the Conference Venue page for details on parking.

Further transportation options can be found at the Bloomington-Normal visitors’ website.

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