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

limousine service

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 on-line:

·       Phone:  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 Bloomington campus

·       Advance reservations:  Recommended

·       Reservations on-line:

·       Phone:  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

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 (