Maps, Directions & Parking

Get to IU Bloomington safe and sound

As you plan your trip, remember: Bloomington is in the Eastern Time Zone and observes daylight saving time. While on campus, visitors must follow campus policies. Review IU's on-campus guidance to learn more.

Additionally, there are several ongoing construction projects around Bloomington. Please allow extra time to manage delays or detours. For more information regarding state and local construction, please review the following sites:

Road closings in Bloomington
Road restrictions/closings in Indiana

Parking Options

East Parking Garage

Map to East Garage Entrance

From September 6 to September 30, please park in a visitor space in the upper level of the East Parking Garage at 150 N. Eagleson Avenue. Avoid spaces labeled EM-P Parking. To get to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center at Ernie Pyle Hall from the East Parking Garage, take the stairs down to exit the garage at the northwest corner of the garage and make a right on Eagleson Avenue. Turn left onto Seventh Street. The Office of Admissions Welcome Center is located at 940 E. Seventh Street. We recommend allowing 15 minutes to walk from the East Parking Garage to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center.

Poplars Parking Garage

Google Directions to Poplars Garage Entrance

From October 3 to December 9, please park in Poplars Garage at 415 E. Sixth Street (located on Sixth Street, between Grant Street and Dunn Street) in an EM-P permit parking space. To park in Poplars Garage, you will need to register your vehicle at least two days prior to the event—you received instructions on how to do so in your confirmation email. To get to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center at Ernie Pyle Hall from the Poplars Garage, take the elevator down to exit Poplars Garage at the southeast corner (on Sixth Street). Turn left onto Dunn Street to head north to Seventh Street, then turn right and continue on Seventh Street until reaching the Office of Admissions Welcome Center at Ernie Pyle Hall. We recommend allowing 15 minutes to walk from Poplars Garage to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center.

Please note that Bloomington, Indiana is in the Eastern Time Zone. As such, please adjust your travel time accordingly. If you have questions regarding parking accessibility, please call our office at 812-855-0661.

Travel information

You’ll probably fly into and out of Indianapolis International Airport. You can rent a car or take a shuttle to Bloomington.

GO Express Travel, 800-589-6004, travels between Indianapolis International Airport and Bloomington several times each day. They also have private cars and a shuttle to and from Chicagoland.

Embarque, 800-888-4639, and Classic Touch Limousine, 800-319-0082, offer private, chauffeured cars and limos.

If you plan to stay in Bloomington overnight, take a look at the many hotels and accommodations available in Bloomington.

Maps and road construction

Campus map

Visit IU’s interactive map to find buildings and parking.