Travel Arrangements

When to arrive in Bloomington

You need to arrive in Bloomington no later than the program start date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019. It is important that you do everything possible to arrive by this date.

For spring 2024 you need to arrive no later than January 3, 2024.

If you cannot arrive by your program start date due to some unforseen problem (issue with airline, visa, etc.), you will need special permission to enter the U.S. Complete the U.S. Arrival Date form with the date you will arrive in the U.S. in your Atlas Pre-Arrival Checklist, and a member of our staff will assist you.

Options for traveling to Bloomington

Bus/airport shuttle

There are a few shuttle services that go to Bloomington from the airport. They depart from Ground Transportation Zone 1 at the airport. You should make a reservation for the shuttle service you plan to use before you travel.

Learn more about airport shuttle service

Uber or Lyft

Uber and Lyft services are available from the airport to Bloomington. Note that these services will be expensive, with the trip ranging from about $45 to more than $250 depending on the options you choose.

Learn more about Uber and Lyft

Private car

GO Express Travel offers private black car service between the Indianapolis International Airport and Bloomington. This is the most expensive option for travel, ranging from about $100 to more than $300.

Learn more about private car service

Do not fly to the Chicago airport. It is about four hours away, and the few options to travel to Bloomington are expensive (for example, a taxi ride can cost upwards of $1,500).