How to get here

If you’re like most people, you probably never imagined yourself being whisked away to the magical land that is south-central Indiana. And if that’s the case, you might not even be sure how to get here. Fear not! All of the details you need are below. But on the off-chance we weren’t thorough enough, you can always feel free to reach out to us at

coming in an airplane

The nearest major airport serving Bloomington, Indiana is the Indianapolis International Airport. Most major airlines fly in/out of Indianapolis, so you shouldn’t have much problem getting here.   The Indiana International Airport very manageable and user-friendly, and has been named one of the country’s top ten airports for several years in a row.


                  Airport Symbol:                     IND

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

getting to/from Indianapolis International Airport and Bloomington

Classic Touch Limousine

Door-to-door service from airport to any location in Bloomington

Advance reservations:  Required

Rates:  Currently $158.70 roundtrip per person. When making your reservations, inform Classic Touch that you are attending a conference at IU – Society for Ethnomusicology.   Request an IU conference rate. Rate is for shared ride service; private car rate is not guaranteed

Reservations online at or by phone at  800.319.0082 or 812.339.7269

Airport pick-up location:  Please go the Classic Touch booth in the Ground Transportation Center located on the Ground Level of the airport just across from Baggage Claim.  If your driver is not in the booth to greet you, please use the host phone in the booth to call dispatch.

Go Express Travel

Service 9 times daily between the airport and Indiana Memorial Union on Bloomington campus

Advance reservations:  Recommended

Reservations online at or by phone at 800.589.6004 or 812.332.6004

Rate:  currently $23.00 one way

Airport pick-up location:  Ground Transportation Center.  Lower level, outside of airport Baggage Claim

NOTE: The Go Express Travel shuttle drops passengers off at the Indiana Memorial Union. If you are staying at The Graduate Hotel (0.4 miles away from the IMU; see map below), you will need to either walk or Uber/Lyft to your hotel from the shuttle drop-off point.

Driving Yourself (and maybe others)

We suggest that you consult Mapquest or Google maps for the best directions to Bloomington and return.  Driving to and from the airport to campus is simple and direct.

Please note that all guests at the Indiana Memorial Union park for free in one of the two lots adjacent to the hotel. 


Car Rental:  Most major car rental companies

·       Avis (

·       Budget (

·       Enterprise (

·       Hertz (

·       National (

·       Thrifty (