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Research Conference, October 7-10, 2007, Indiana University, Bloomington


Travel

Nearest Airport

For those intending to fly to Bloomington, Indiana we recommend terminating your flight at the Indianapolis International Airport, which is about a one-hour drive north of the Indiana University-Bloomington campus. The nearest alternative destination, Louisville, Kentucky, is a 2 ½-hour drive from Bloomington.


Transportation from airport to campus and return

Shuttle: Bloomington Shuttle

  • Service 9 times a day to the Indiana Memorial Union
  • Current one way rate is: $15.00/person online ($20.00 at Kiosks)
  • Advance reservations necessary to assure availability
  • If making reservations online, please have access to printer for receipt and confirmation
  • Reservations: 1.800.589.6004 or on their website at www.bloomingtonshuttle.com
  • Shuttle departs from Ground Transportation at Indianapolis International Airport

Shuttle: Star of America

  • Service 9 times a day to the Indiana Memorial Union
  • Current one way rate is: $15.00/person
  • Advance reservations necessary to assure availability
  • Reservations: 1.800.228.0814 or on their website at  www.soashuttle.com
  • At website click on The Schedule the click on Indianapolis to Bloomington
  • Shuttle departs from Ground Transportation Center at Indianapolis International Airport

Limousine: Classic Touch Limousine

  • Door-to-door service
  • Approximate one way rate: $110.00* (plus gratuities)  *Rates change based on riders and dates
  • Advance reservations: Required
  • Reservations: 1.888.4639 or on their www.careyindiana.com

Car Rental: Most major car rental companies

Bus Service: not available

Train Service: not available


Driving Instructions

From the South:
The best route is from Louisville, Kentucky. Take I-65, the four-lane interstate, north from Louisville to Columbus, Indiana. (Approximately one hour drive.)

From Columbus, take Indiana Highway 46 west to Bloomington. (State highway is two lane and winds through the hills.) Travel east approximately one hour to Bloomington. Upon entering the commercial and residential district, Highway 46 becomes East Third Street . Continue heading west on Third Street through the stop lights at K-Mart/Service Merchandise, College Mall Road (Marathon Station/Red Lobster), Eastland Plaza, High Street, Jordan Avenue. (Third Street becomes one-way street heading west between the High Street and Jordan Avenue stop lights.) Turn right (north) at Indiana Avenue, the next stop light. Indiana is a one-way street going north. Go three blocks to the second stop stop (3-way stop), which is intersection of Seventh and Indiana. Turn right (east) on Seventh. Turn right at the second stop sign, into the Indiana Memorial Union circle drive/parking lot.

From the West:
From St. Louis and points west, take Interstate 70 east to Terre Haute.

From Terre Haute, take Indiana Highway 46 east to Bloomington. (State highway is two lane and winds through the hills.) Travel west approximately one hour to Bloomington. Ivy Tech State College will be on the left (north) of the road as it crosses over Highway 37 and leads into Bloomington. Highway 46 becomes 17th Street at this point. Once you have entered Bloomington, continue to the second stop light (College Avenue ). College is one-way going south. Turn right on College and continue to 7th Street. Turn left (east) on 7th Street. Continue through the four-way and three-way stops (approximately eight blocks) to the Indiana Memorial Union.

From Evansville, IN, take Highway 41 north to Terre Haute. See directions above.

From Champaign-Urbana, IL, take Interstate 74 to Indianapolis . Take 465 Bypass southwest to Highway 37. See directions below.

From the North:
From Chicago, take Interstate 65 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass southwest to Highway 37.

From Detroit / Lansing areas, take Highway 69 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass southeast to Highway 37.

From Indianapolis, take Indiana Highway 37 (four-lane state highway with many series of stop lights) south. Travel south for approximately one hour to the first Bloomington exit (College Avenue/Business 37 exit). Continue south on College as it becomes one-way. Turn left (east) on 7th Street. Follow directions listed above in Terre Haute entry.

From the East:
From Columbus, OH, take Interstate 70 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass south to Highway 37.

From Cincinnati, OH, take Interstate 74 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass south to Highway 37.

Follow directions listed above from Indianapolis.

Alternatively you can get directions to the IMU using the MapQuest Map Program.   The IMU is located at 900 E. 7th Street Bloomington, IN 47405.


Parking on Campus

If you are a guest of the Indiana Memorial Union Hotel, you will enjoy complimentary parking in either of the two IMU lots.  One adjoins the building to the east; the other is immediately across the street.

If you are commuting you may also use the IMU lots, and you will receive a discounted parking voucher.  Please pick up your voucher at the registration desk on opening day.  The discounted rate will be $9.50 for a full day.


Local Travel Agency

If you would like assistance with your travel arrangements we suggest that you contact the office of Travel Leaders, a major international travel management company located in Bloomington.

Phone: 1.800.467.7800

FAX: 812-339-7854


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