Bloomington is located in the heart of the Midwest amid rolling hills and beautiful forests. Just 45 minutes south of Indianapolis, two hours from Louisville and four hours from Chicago, Bloomington is conveniently located within a day's drive of over half of the U.S. population, making it a great place to visit and easy to get to.

Coming from Indianapolis, you can catch the GO Express Travel shuttle from the Indianapolis International Airport, or Campus Commute from IUPUI or the State House.

Once you're here, you'll find navigating the area is a breeze, especially if you use the helpful maps found in this section. Nothing is more than a few minutes away from the city's central downtown area, including the walkable Indiana University campus.

Monroe Lake, as well as numerous other parks and recreation areas, are also remarkably close to the city center. Lake Griffy is an idyllic park and nature preserve located less than five minutes from the downtown square!

Our interactive maps will help you figure out exactly where you're headed, and what kinds of things are nearby. Don't forget to familiarize yourself with the parking regulations both on and off-campus before you arrive.

You can pick up a map or get directions from the Bloomington Visitors Center to help you start exploring. Be sure to ask our helpful information specialists for personalized recommendations on where to eat and what to do while you're in town!