How to get to Chicago, IL from Indianapolis, IN

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Travel Information from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL

distanceDistance163 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£25 - £73
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £73 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak or Republic Airlines

Take a train, coach or flight to travel 163 miles from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Amtrak or Republic Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL.

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from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL

How to get to Chicago, IL from Indianapolis, IN by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
13:303h35
Indianapolis, IN
16:05Chicago, IL
£451One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Amtrak
05:103h30
Indianapolis Station, Indianapolis, IN
07:40Union Station, Chicago, IL
£391One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Greyhound
12:403h30
Indianapolis, IN
15:10Chicago, IL
£461One-way
0 changes
Other options
Amtrak
07:106h50
Indianapolis Station, Indianapolis, IN
13:00Union Station, Chicago, IL
£641One-way
1 change
Greyhound
12:403h45
Indianapolis, IN
15:25Chicago, IL
£461One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
17:003h45
Indianapolis, IN
19:45Chicago, IL
£451One-way
0 changes
Greyhound
17:304h15
Indianapolis, IN
20:45Chicago, IL
£451One-way
0 changes

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Travel on Amtrak, American Airlines and FlixBus travel from Indianapolis to Chicago at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Amtrak is the main travel provider in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak travel running daily, you can travel by travel across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela travel for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveller’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your travel journey to Chicago from Indianapolis, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

    American Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the USA and the world; they offer Main Cabin, Business and First Class tickets for your travel between Indianapolis and Chicago.

      FAQs: Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL

      FAQs: Travel to Chicago, IL easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL.
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      There are 3 travel options from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL: train, coach or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel to Chicago, IL from Indianapolis, IN is a coach with an average price of £25.

      This is compared to other travel options from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL:

      A coach is £48 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL costing on average £73.

      A coach is £3 less than a train with an average ticket price of £28 from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL.

      The fastest way from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Chicago, IL that take longer:

      Coach takes on average 3 h 30 min.

      Taking a train requires on average 5 h of travel time.

      The Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL distance is approximately 163 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL is:

      • Around 2 coaches per day.
      • 1 train a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Chicago, IL from Indianapolis, IN as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL:

        The following travel companies offer services from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL:

        • Amtrak, Greyhound, OurBus or FlixBus can take you to Chicago, IL by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL for £25.
        • Republic Airlines, American Airlines or air wisconsin can take you to Chicago, IL by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for American Airlines from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL for £73.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL with the following travel companies:

        • Direct coach available with Amtrak, Greyhound or FlixBus 2 direct coaches per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chicago, IL as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Chicago, IL from Indianapolis, IN.

        Many of our customers travelling from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL don't make Chicago, IL their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL, either of which you could add to your Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Chicago, IL to any of these top destinations today!
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