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Is there any way to get from Bloomington (Indiana) to Indianapolis Airport for an early flight (pre-7am) by public transport?

My normal go-to for this sort of thing is Google Maps, but that doesn't have any public transport options shown for the route. I've tried Rome2Rio, which did suggest several good options for later in the day, but alas none that arrive in time

Hiring a car is certainly one option, as is taking the last Bloomington Airport Shuttle the night before and trying to find a cheap hotel at the airport.

Before committing to one of those options, I'm wondering - are there any other public transport options that might get you to the airport for a little before 6am?

  • When I did this in 1991, I took the Greyhound bus. I presume you've considered that option already? – phoog Mar 15 '16 at 15:53
  • The Greyhound website is only showing me two coaches a day, one around lunchtime and one late afternoon – Gagravarr Mar 15 '16 at 15:56
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Star of America Shuttle has service picking up at various points in Bloomington and arriving at the airport at 6:10 am. That's pretty tight but it may be doable if you can check in and get through security quickly. Another shuttle has a 6:30am scheduled arrival, but that's certainly not enough time.

It seems that Uber is also available.

  • There are also probably cabs or perhaps some limo services in the area but since when is Uber a “public transport option”? – Relaxed Mar 15 '16 at 18:56
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    They serve the public, do they not? – Michael Hampton Mar 15 '16 at 18:57
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    My (and Wikipedia's) understanding of the word “public transport” and of the question at hand is that it is about shared passenger services. But if you want to extend the scope a little bit, registered taxis, car hire firms and private limo services also serve the public and it feels odd to mention Uber while leaving those out. Without that, I think the answer would be better without the last sentence… – Relaxed Mar 15 '16 at 19:03
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    Fair enough but then why only Uber? And why be cocky about it when I pointed out it wasn't a public transport option? We don't need to debate this for hours but I still think editing your answer would improve it. – Relaxed Mar 16 '16 at 7:15
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    Just an update: Star of America is no longer operating, but GoExpress now has early service with an airport arrival at 5:30 am on certain days. – user77409 Apr 29 at 16:26

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