Travel Directions

Rail, Air, and Car Travel Directions

The Marriot itself is located on the campus of Illinois State University, in the middle of the town of Normal, Illinois. The hotel is three blocks away from the Amtrak station with regular service and daily stops from major cities like Chicago (especially on the Illinois or Texas Eagle Service). The Amtrak Station (BNL) station located on E. Parkinson Street, just a few steps from Uptown Normal. For time and rate information please check Amtrak.com.

Bloomington-Normal is centrally located, and is serviced by several major airlines—including American, Delta, Allegiant, and Frontier—at the Central Illinois Regional Airport. The airport is located two miles east of Veteran’s Parkway on Route 9 in Bloomington, and is about five miles from campus. Five car rental agencies are available: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National. Parking is free at the airport. Taxi fare from campus to the airport is about $20.

The Marriott Hotel offers complimentary shuttle bus service from the Bloomington-Normal Central Illinois Regional Airport and the Amtrak railroad station. Please use the complimentary courtesy phones available in the lobbies.

As of September this is the arrival schedule for flights into the

Central Illinois Regional Airport:

Carrier                    Flight                       from                                       Scheduled          
AA                            5354                         Chicago                                   10:20AM
Delta                        5082                        Atlanta                                    11:05AM
AA                            3241                         Chicago                                   2:50PM
AA                            2906                        Dallas                                      3:45PM
Delta                        4296                        Minneapolis                          4:24PM
Delta                        5460                        Atlanta                                    4:31PM
AA                            5339                        Chicago                                   8:05PM
Delta                        3796                        Detroit                                    8:43PM
Delta                        5420                        Atlanta                                    9:12PM
AA                            2896                        Dallas                                     10:05PM

 

Driving Directions to the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center (conference site):

From the Bloomington-Normal Central Illinois Regional Airport proceed out of parking lot to IL-9 (street in front of airport) turn left heading west. Continue approx. 2.3 miles to Veterans Parkway/I-55 turn right. After one mile turn left on E. Vernon Ave. for 1.8 miles. Turn right on Broadway and proceed three tenths of a mile. Hotel is on the left immediately after the railroad tracks.

From points northeast (like Chicago) head south on I-55 until you reach exit #165 (Bloomington-Normal Main Street exit). Exit left onto Main Street and head south. Travel three miles until you reach Illinois State University (the football stadium will be at your right). Turn left (heading east) on College Ave. Once you have driven through campus on College Ave. (about four blocks) you should turn right on Broadway Ave. Two blocks down is the Marriott Hotel located at201 Broadway Ave.

From points southwest, like Lambert -St Louis International Airport, head east on Hwy. 70. Once in downtown St. Louis head north on I-55 towards Chicago. Stay heading north on I-55 until you reach exit #165a (Bloomington-Normal Main Street/ Business US 51 exit). Exit right onto Main Street/ Business US 51 and head south travel about 3 miles until you reach Illinois State University (the football stadium will be at your right). Turn left (heading east) on College Ave. Once you have driven through campus on College Ave. (about four blocks) you will turn right on Broadway Ave. Two blocks down is the Marriott Hotel located at 201 Broadway Ave.

From points north (like Rockford) take I-39 south until the Bloomington-Normal exit  (Exit 2). Head south (curving around left and then right) onto Main Street/ Business US 51 for about 4 miles until you reach Illinois State University (the football stadium will be at your right). Turn left (heading east) on College Ave. Once you have driven through campus on College Ave. (about four blocks) you will turn right on Broadway Ave. Two blocks down is the Marriott Hotel located at 201 Broadway Ave.

From points south, like Decatur, take US 51 north straight into Bloomington-Normal (where it becomes Main Street). Travel through town (about six miles) until you reach College Ave. and Illinois State University (the football stadium will be towards your front left at the corner Main and College). Turn right onto College Ave. Once you have driven through campus on College Ave. (about four blocks) you will turn right on Broadway Ave. Two blocks down is the Marriott Hotel located at 201 Broadway Ave.

From points west, like Peoria, take I-74 east until Bloomington-Normal Exit 127, were you merge with I-55 North. Travel on I-55 for two and a half miles until Exit 165a, Main Street/US 51. Turn right (heading south) on Main Street/US 51 about three miles until you reach exit #165a (Bloomington-Normal Main Street/ Business US 51 exit). Head south about 3 miles until you reach Illinois State University (the football stadium will be at your right). Turn left (heading east) on College Ave. Once you have driven through campus on College Ave. (about four blocks) you will turn right on Broadway Ave. Two blocks down is the Marriott Hotel located at 201 Broadway Ave.

From points east, like Indianapolis or Champaign-Urbana, take I-74 west until Bloomington-Normal exit (Exit 135), Main Street/US 51. Head north on Main Street/US 51 for 4.5 miles until you reach Beaufort St. Turn right (east) onto Beaufort St. Travel about a half a mile until Broadway Ave. Turn left (north) on Broadway and travel about a half a mile. The Marriott Hotel located on the left at 201 Broadway Ave