Information regarding transportation


Driving to IU Bloomington from the Indianapolis International Airport: 

  1. When departing the airport, follow the signs to exit onto Ameriplex Parkway
  2. Follow Ameriplex Parkway to IN-67 South/Kentucky Ave.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto IN-67 South
  4. Follow IN-67 South to IN-39S
  5. Turn LEFT onto IN-39S
  6. Follow IN-39S through Martinsville to IN-37S
  7. Merge RIGHT onto IN-37S to Bloomington
  8. Exit RIGHT off IN-37 at “College & Walnut” (you will emerge on to College Ave)
  9. Continue on College Avenue to 7th Street
  10. Turn LEFT on 7th Street
  11. Continue about 7 blocks to Indiana Memorial Union
  12. Turn RIGHT into the circle drive in front of the Indiana Memorial Union (parking is available in one of the two lots adjacent to the IMU)

IMU hotel Address:

900 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN  47405

Parking on Campus

Parking is available in two lots adjoining the Indiana Memorial Union.  If you are a guest of the hotel, parking is free.  If you are commuting or staying at another hotel and driving to the IMU, you may park in these two parking lots for a fee.  Discount parking vouchers will be available at the registration check-in desk for Gender and Education participants.

Flight Information

Domestic and International Participants.  Participants will find that traveling to Indiana University through Indianapolis International Airport is most convenient.  International guests can elect to schedule direct flights into either Chicago O’Hara or Cincinnati International and then take a short 30 minute flight into Indianapolis.

Airport:                      Indianapolis International Airport

Airport Symbol:          IND

Location:                   50 miles (93 kilometers) north of Bloomington, Indiana

Important:                  Bloomington, IN does not have an airport that can accommodate commercial aircraft.  In making reservations, do not confuse Bloomington, IN with Bloomington, IL.  The latter does have an airport with limited commercial service. You must fly into Indianapolis and take ground transportation to the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.

Travel Agency Assistance

If you would like assistance with your travel arrangements, contact Travel Leaders (, a major international travel management company with offices in Bloomington, Indiana.

Phone:812.339.7800 or 800.467.7800        

FAX:    812.339.7854


Ground Transportation from Indianapolis Airport to the Indiana Memorial Union

Train or bus service is not available from the airport to Bloomington.  Taxis service is expensive.  We suggest that you book reservations on a shuttle, limousine or car rental.

Shuttle:  Go Express Travel

  • Service 9 times daily between airport and Bloomington campus
  • Shuttle drop off points include Indiana Memorial Union (host hotel), Hampton Inn and Marriott Courtyard
  • Advance reservations:  Recommended
  • Reservations on-line:
  • Phone:  800.589.6004 or 812.332.6004
  • Rate:  currently $18.00 one way
  • Airport pick-up location:  Ground Transportation Center.  Lower level, outside of airport Baggage Claim

Shuttle:  Star of America

  • Service 9 times daily between airport and Bloomington campus
  • Shuttle drop off points include Indiana Memorial Union (host hotel), Hilton Garden Inn and other area hotels
  • Advance reservations:  Recommended
  • Reservations on-line:
  • Phone:  800.933.0097 or 812.876.7851
  • Rate:  currently $15.00 one way when purchased on-line.  $19.00 when purchased at the bus.
  • Airport pick-up location:  Zone 1 in the Ground Transportation Center

Limousine Service:  Classic Touch Limousine

  • Door-to-door service from airport to any location in Bloomington
  • Advance reservations:  Required
  • Rates:  Currently shared ride starting at $86 one way
  • Reservations on-line:
  • Phone:  800.319.0082 or 812.339.7269
  • Airport Pick-up Location:  Ground Transportation Center.  Lower level, outside of airport Baggage Claim
  • Note: The limousine drive will not have a sign identifying you by name.  It is your responsibility to approach a Classic Touch Limousine and provide them with your name.

Car Rental:  Most major car rental companies




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