Getting to Bloomington

Indiana University is located in Bloomington, Indiana (pop. 69,000). Nestled in the wooded hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a one-hour drive from Indianapolis, the state's capital. With its central location in the heart of the Midwest, Bloomington is easy to get to by car or plane.

Travel by car

  • From the North (Indianapolis): Take State Road 37 approximately 50 miles to the first Bloomington exit (Walnut St. / College Ave.). Take College Ave. south through seven stoplights to Kirkwood Ave. Turn left and continue until Kirkwood Ave. ends at Indiana Ave. and the Sample Gates, gateway to IUB.
  • From the West (Terre Haute): Take State Road 46 into Bloomington. At the intersection of SR 46/45 and College Ave. / Walnut Street, turn right. Take College Ave. south through five stoplights to Kirkwood Ave. Turn left and continue until Kirkwood Ave. ends at Indiana Ave. and the Sample Gates, gateway to IUB.
  • From the South: Take State Road 37 north to the Third St. exit for Bloomington. Turn right onto Third St. and follow it downtown. Third St. will turn into Fifth St., and then into Kirkwood Ave. Continue until Kirkwood Ave. ends at Indiana Ave. and the Sample Gates, gateway to IUB.
  • From the East (Cincinnati): Take State Road 46 into Bloomington, where SR 46 becomes E. Third St. Continue straight on E. Third St., and you will pass by campus on your right. Turn right at the stoplight for Indiana Ave. Drive two blocks to Kirkwood Ave. and the Sample Gates, gateway to IUB.

Travel by plane

The Indianapolis International Airport (IND), located 50 miles north of Bloomington, is the closest commercial airport. From the airport, you can take one of the following shuttles or limousines to IU.