Important Information Regarding I-69 Road Construction and Traffic Updates 

Fall 2022 -- Construction on the completion of the final leg of Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Martinsville continues. If you're driving south to Bloomington on SR-37 / I-69, click here for maps, updates, and more information.

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.

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!

You can also find a variety of alternative transportation methods for more environmentally-friendly travel. 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!