Airport ShuttleLimo & Taxi ServiceCar RentalParkingLocal Bus ServiceMileage to Bloomington


Airport Shuttle

Bloomington Shuttle Service

(812) 332-6004 or (800) 589-6004

Bloomington Shuttle Service offers nine round-trips daily to and from the Indianapolis International Airport with convenient pick-up and drop-off points at select Bloomington area hotels. Reservations are recommended and discounts are available for travelers placing reservation online. Call or visit their site for more information.


Limo & Taxi Service

Signature Limousine
(812) 332-6045 or (800) 589-6004

Yellow Cab Company
(812) 339-9744


Car Rental

Ace Rent-a-Car
(812) 336-1501
2200 N. Walnut Street

*Shuttle service provided from Monroe County Airport.

For visitors who are traveling by air, car rentals are also available from several companies located at the Indianapolis International Airport.



Parking in Bloomington

As Bloomington has grown, so has its need for adequate parking facilities. To help serve this need, Downtown Bloomington offers many parking opportunities.

Parking is free after 5:00 Monday through Friday, and all day weekends in Downtown Bloomington!

One- and two-hour free parking is permitted in posted areas throughout the downtown area and city. Look for parking signs to direct you. For parking beyond two hours, we encourage the use of one of the several lots and garages in the downtown area. These lots and garages are inexpensive, convenient, and parking spaces are available for a nominal fee. Please note that parking is prohibited between 3 and 6 am in many areas to allow for street maintenance. Some residential areas near the IU Campus are part of the Neighborhood Parking Permit Program. In these areas only vehicles with permits are allowed to park on the street between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday thru Friday.

Downtown Parking Facilities:

Facility Location Time Limit Rate
Lot 1 4th & Dunn 2 hours $1/hr
Lot 2 7th & Walnut 12 hours $.50/hr
Lot 3 4th & Washington 12 hours $.50/hr
Lot 5 6th & Lincoln 12 hours $.50/hr
Lot 6 200 E. 3rd St. 2 hours $.50/hr
Lot 7 7th & College 12 hours $.50/hr
Lot 8 6th & Morton 12 hours $.50/hr
Lot 11 8th & Morton 12 hours $.50/hr
Garage 4th & Walnut no limit $.50/hr
Garage 7th & College no limit $.50/hr
Garage 7th & Walnut no limit $.50/hr


Parking on Campus

Indiana University-Bloomington has a user-based parking system, which is paid for by permit fees. To avoid citations, visitors must either use a pay facility, park at a meter, or obtain a visitor parking permit. Visitor permits are issued daily and are intended to serve the needs of those who are occasionally on campus. Visitors needing short-term parking can use one of the metered parking areas. Parking Operations has designated seven meter lots on campus for visitor use only. There are also three meter lots on campus for general use.

Visitors may park in any D or E spot (mostly located near the stadium and University housing) free of charge from 5:00 PM Friday through 11:00 PM Sunday. On weekends, metered parking is free as are the following campus parking garages: Atwater, 11th & Fee Lane, Poplars, and Jordan Avenue. The Jordan Avenue Garage is located just a few blocks south and east of the conference site and is within easy walking distance.

See the Parking Operations website for additional information on parking regulations, visitor permits, and lot/garage locations.


Indiana University Parking Garages:

Facility Location Phone
Atwater Woodlawn & Atwater (812) 855-7750
IMU Woodlawn & 7th St. (812) 855-6381
Jordan Avenue Jordan Ave, near 7th St. (812) 855-2063
Poplars 6th & Dunn (812) 855-6589
11th & Fee 11th St. & Fee Lane (812) 855-7644


Local Bus Service

Bloomington Transit

(812) 336-7433 Uptown, downtown, cross town and around town, the best way to get there is Bloomington Transit. Several routes run daily, in town and on campus. Main passenger transfer terminal is located at the corner of Fourth and Washington Streets. Check the Bloomington Transit site for schedules and route maps.


Rural Transit

(812) 876-1079

A service of the Area 10 Agency on Aging, Rural Transit offers bus service to everyone from Monroe, Owen and Lawrence counties. You can ride no matter your age or physical abilities. Rural Transit offers three different transportation services. Express services travels between Spencer, Ellettsville, and Bloomington Monday through Friday. County Routes offers round-trip service between specific points in the counties on a one- to five-times weekly basis. County Sweeps offers service throughout each county 6-8 am and 4-6 pm Monday through Friday.


IU Campus Bus Service

(812) 855-8384

Campus Bus Service operates weekdays from 7:30 am to 12 Midnight, Saturdays from 8:40 am to 11:30 pm and Sunday 10:30 am to 11:30 pm. There is no service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year's Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Transportation on IU buses is available by cash or pass. Single cash fares of 75 cents per ride will be accepted on all IU Campus Bus Service buses operating within the Bloomington campus service area. Passengers must have exact change when boarding buses and must deposit fair in the fairbox. Children 6 and under ride free.


Mileage to Bloomington:

City Distance Drive Time
Indianapolis, IN 50 miles 1 hour
Fort Wayne, IN 169 miles 3.5 hours
South Bend, IN 190 miles 4 hours
Evansville, IN 116 miles 2.75 hours
Chicago, IL 227 miles 4.5 hours
Cincinnati, OH 118 miles 2.25 hours
Louisville, KY 98 miles 2 hours
St. Louis, MO 202 miles 4 hours
Detroit, MI 365 miles 7.5 hours