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Indianapolis International Airport
Airport Symbol: IND
Location: 50 miles north of Bloomington, Indiana
Served by: Most major domestic airlines


Airport to campus and return

Bloomington Shuttle (www.bloomingtonshuttle.com)

  • Service 9 times a day between 4 locations in Bloomington to Indianapolis airport and return. One of the four drop off and pick up locations is the Indiana Memorial Union.
  • Current one way rate - $25.00/person
  • Advance reservations - Recommended
  • Reservations - 1.800.589.6004/1.812.332.6004/on-line
  • Airport pick up and drop off location - Ground Transportation area, lower level, outside Baggage Claim

Classic Touch Limousine (www.classictouchlimo.com)

  • Door-to-door service from airport to campus and return
  • Rates vary according to the number of passengers sharing a ride.
  • Current rates (excluding gratuity) are:
    No. of people One Way Round Trip
    1 $48.00 $78.00
    2 75.00 131.00
    3 84.00 158.00
    4 110.00 216.00
  • Advance reservations: Required
  • Reservations: 1.800.319.0082/1.812.339.7269 or on-line
  • Airport pick up and drop off location: Ground Transportation area, lower level, outside Baggage Claim

Car Rental: Most major car rental companies.

Bus Service: not available

Train Service: not available

Local Travel Agency
If you would like assistance with your travel arrangements, we suggest that you contact the office of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a major international travel management company located in Bloomington.
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    FAX: 812.339.7854

Driving Instructions

From Indianapolis airport to the Indiana Memorial Union:

Follow directions provided or check out map and driving directions on Mapquest.

  • When existing the Indianapolis airport, take I465 South
  • Exit I465 to the RIGHT on to Hwy 37, South
  • Proceed on Hwy 37 through Martinsville
  • Exit RIGHT off of Hwy 37 at College Ave and Walnut
  • Continue on College Ave to 7th Street
  • Turn LEFT on 7th
  • Turn RIGHT into the circle drive of the Indiana Memorial Union

From Indianapolis airport to Wilkie Residential Center:

Follow directions provided or check out map and driving directions on Mapquest.

  • When existing the Indianapolis airport, take I465 South.
  • Exit I465 to the RIGHT on to Hwy 37, South.
  • Proceed on Hwy 37 through Martinsville.
  • Exit RIGHT off of Hwy 37 at College Ave and Walnut.
  • Turn LEFT on to By-Pass 46. (Ace Rent A Car & McDonald’s are on the corner)
  • Turn RIGHT on to 10th Street.
  • Turn LEFT on to Union Street. (Eigenmann Hall will be on your left at the corner of 10th and Union.)
  • Turn RIGHT on to 7th Street. (There is no street sign for 7th Street. Mason Hall will be on your left at the corner of Union and 7th. Turn RIGHT at Mason Hall.)
  • Turn LEFT on to Rose Ave. (There is no street sign for Rose Ave. Rose Avenue is the first street on your LEFT, past Mason Hall.)

Check-in at Willkie: There are 3 buildings in the Willkie complex – two high rise buildings and 1 center building. Check-in for housing is located in the first building on Rose Ave on your left.

Directions from the Indiana Memorial Union to Willkie:

Maps and directions will be provided at conference registration check-in, located in the IMU. If you elect to check into Willkie Residence Center first, maps and directions to the IMU will be available at the Willkie front desk.
You may wish to consult a Bloomington campus map to locate driving and walking between these two locations. Click here for camp map.

Participants who are lodged at the Indiana Memorial Union will receive free parking in one of two lots adjacent to the building.

Participants staying at Willkie Residential Center may purchase parking passes at the front desk of the Center when checking in. Current charges for residential housing parking passes are $5.00/day.

For those commuting or staying off campus, discounted parking coupons will be available at the registration check-in desk. These coupons are valid at either of the two parking lots adjacent to the IMU. The coupons provide a 50% reduction of normal parking fees.  Full day, full price parking in the IMU lots is $20.00/day ($10.00 with coupon).


Letter of Invitation
Conference management will provide you with a personal letter of invitation should this be required in order to obtain funding or a VISA to enter the country. If you need a Letter of Invitation, email your request to Conference Coordinator, Mary C. Morgan at .

All international visitors coming to the United States must either have a valid Visa or come from a Visa waiver country where business and tourist visas to visit the US are not required. To determine if you need a Visa, we suggest that you review the information provided by the US State Department at: http://travel.state.gov

Health & Accident Insurance
All non-immigrant Visa holders are advised to have health and accident insurance that covers your stay. J-1 and J-2 Visa holders are required by law to have this insurance, which must include a minimum of $50,000 per accident or illness and include medical evacuation and repatriation of remains. If your personal insurance meets certain minimum levels, it may be unnecessary for you to purchase additional coverage. Check with a reputable travel agent, with your insurance agent or the Consulate's office.

Foreign Currency Exchange
We recommend that you obtain sufficient US currency before your departure or from one of the currency exchange services located in major port-of-entry airports such as New York or Chicago. Practically all shops, hotels, restaurants in Bloomington accept major credit cards. ATMs machines are readily available at the IMU, throughout campus and in the community of Bloomington. Bloomington banks and shops do not provide currency exchange services.