Getting to Bloomington
The Indianapolis International Airport will get you closest to Bloomington by flight. Bloomington is 44.3 mi (71.3 km) from Indianapolis, about a one-hour drive by car. Once you arrive in Indianapolis, you’ll find plenty of ground transportation options, including rental cars, shuttles, and more.
Please note that parking on IU Bloomington campus is limited, so if you reserve a rental car, you should either plan to park at the hotel parking lots or use a paid garage on campus. Because of this, we primarily recommend using the shuttle option detailed below.
Transportation to the Indiana University Bloomington Campus from the Indianapolis Airport is available by the Bloomington-based GO Express shuttle service. They offer transportation services to and from Bloomington and the Indianapolis Airport. For information on routes, times and fares, call 812-332-6004 or visit the website.
Once you book your flights to and from Indianapolis, you can reserve your shuttle at the website above. Find detailed instructions here.
Also, below is a how-to video for scheduling the shuttle.
The Indianapolis International Airport offers ten car rental options at the Ground Transportation Center on the first floor of the Terminal Garage. Find more information on the Indianapolis International Airport website.
Uber and Lyft services are available from the airport to your selected destination. When using these services for pick-up, exit the terminal to the Ground Transportation Center on the first floor of the Terminal Garage.
The conference will be held at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (primary conference venue), Hodge Hall at the Kelley School of Business (next door to the O'Neill School), and the Cook Center for Public Arts and Humanities in Maxwell Hall, all on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The Cook Center is about a 15 minute walk from the O’Neill School.
We encourage walking to the conference if possible. If you plan on driving and parking on campus, please park in the Fee Lane Parking Garage on 709 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408. Please take a parking ticket when you enter and request a parking pass upon arriving at conference registration each day. To reach the 10th Street O'Neill entrance from the Fee Lane garage, follow these instructions.
1315 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47405
When you enter the O'Neill School for the first time, please use the front entrance on 10th Street to find the ACEI Conference check-in desk, where you can pick up your conference name badge and proceed to breakfast or your next session. The entrance is as pictured above.
For your comfort and convenience, we have made the following hotel arrangements.
Biddle Hotel - Indiana Memorial Union
900 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405
The conference block is currently full, but rooms may still be available at the Biddle Hotel for your stay. Please reach out to email@example.com if you are having trouble making reservations.
Hilton Garden Inn
245 North College Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana, 47403, USA
The conference block is currently full, but rooms may still be available at the Hilton Garden Inn for your stay. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having trouble making reservations.
Downtown Bloomington and the IU campus are very walkable. If possible, walking is the recommended form of transportation for the conference. The three recommended hotels are within a 15 minute walking distance to the conference venues.
The city bus and campus shuttles run on campus and downtown for $1/ride (exact change required).
E-scooters are available throughout Bloomington.
Uber and Lyft are also available for your needs.
Additionally, transportation from the conference venue will be provided to the gala dinner in Columbus on Thursday evening.