The nearest airport to Bloomington is the Indianapolis Airport. It is close to an hour to Bloomington by car, so you will need to arrange suitable transportation. Shuttle, limousine, and rental car options are listed below. We also invite you to contact the monastery – to see if a member of our community is available to drive you to and from the airport (see driver option).
Go Express. This shuttle service delivers to and from the Indianapolis Airport, for $20 one way, if purchased at airport kiosk, or $18 if reserved online. It picks up and delivers at Zone 1, Ground Transportation Center, Indianapolis Airport, and picks up and delivers at Courtyard-Marriott and Holiday Inn in Bloomington. http://goexpresstravel.com/airport_shuttle_schedule Star of America. This shuttle service also picks up and delivers at Zone 1, Ground Transportation Center, Indianapolis Airport, and picks up and delivers at the Hampton Inn or the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomington. Cost: $15 one-way when purchased online, $19 when purchased on the bus. http://www.soashuttle.com/locations/bloomington-to-indianapolis/
Classic Touch Limousine Service. A shared ride to or from Indianapolis Airport starts at $86.25 one way for one passenger and $116.25 one way for two passengers. A private car starts at $150.00 one way. These prices include fees and gratuities. Phone: (812) 339-7269. http://www.classictouchlimo.com/airport.html
We have negotiated a 10% discount on rental cars with Ace Rental. To get the discount, go to www.acerentacar.com and enter the promo code GADEN. If you have any difficulties, contact Jenny Copas at 317-241-3039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two major state highways will take you into Bloomington -- Indiana Highway 37, which runs north-south from Indianapolis (in the north) to Interstate 64 (in the south) and Indiana Highway 46, which runs east-west from Columbus (in the east) to Terre Haute (in the west). The monastery is on the north side of town – off Old State Road 37. If you are driving south from Indianapolis on Hwy 37, take the North Walnut St/College Avenue ramp.
At the stoplight on the corner of Walnut St. and Old State Road 37, turn east. (If you were headed to our original monastery, DGTL, you would turn west). Travel 3.1 miles until you see New Prospect Baptist Church on your left and a yellow mailbox on your right. Immediately after the church is Dolan Road, a hilly gravel road. Dolan Road is .2 miles past El Currie Pike Road (if you reach E. Bolting house Road, you’ve gone too far). Turn left and then travel up this road to the very end; volunteers will then guide you where to park. Handicapped parking is available.
If you are staying in Bloomington without a car, you will not be able to get to the monastery via city bus, so, you will need to summon a taxi or arrange for someone in our community to drive you (see driver, option.) If you are traveling by taxi and can provide the address of the place where you are staying, along with the address of the monastery (2150 E. Dolan Road, Bloomington, Indiana 47408), the company should be able to estimate the cost each way.
Yellow cab: (812) 339-9744
Red Tire Taxi: (812) 269-2690
White Cab Company: (812) 334-8294
To arrange for a member of our community to drive you to and from the airport or to and from the monastery in town, please tell the monastery when you rsvp. For those flying to and from Indianapolis, we will do our best to accommodate you and any other visitors with flights close in time. We will also do our best to provide drivers for those who need assistance in town.