Travel to Bloomington

Participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Bloomington is about one hour's drive south from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND).
Participants arriving by air are advised to fly to Indianapolis and make the transit by car or by the limousine or shuttle service. If you drive from the Indianapolis airport, the quickest route is to take the Ameriplex Parkway to Indiana 67 South, then Indiana 67 South to Martinsville, jog through Martinsville on Indiana 39, and then take Indiana 37 South to Bloomington.

Short-term parking on campus is possible in metered parking areas. Locations and rates are listed by the IU Office of Parking Operations. Parking at the Indiana Memorial Union is free to guests of the Biddle Hotel. Free short-term street parking is possible in a few areas around the Physics Department.

Local transportation available in Bloomington includes:

Some links:

  • Map of Bloomington
  • Bloomington city data
  • Map of the Bloomington campus of Indiana University
  • Directions to Swain Hall and the IU Physics Department from the College Avenue exit
  • Indiana University Visitor Information Center
  • Local weather conditions and forecast


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