How to get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago

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from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago

You can get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago on 04 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00Indianapolis, IN3h45 10:45Chicago
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£281One-way
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08:00Indianapolis, IN3h45 10:45Chicago
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£281One-way
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16:00Indianapolis, IN3h50 18:50Chicago
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£281One-way
11:05Indianapolis Station, IN4h45 14:50Union Station
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£301One-way
06:00Indianapolis Station, IN4h35 09:35Union Station
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£301One-way

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Travel Information to Chicago from Indianapolis, IN

distanceDistance163 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £274 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak, Republic Airlines or Amtrak

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

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There are 4 ways to get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Chicago:

A ferry journey is usually £29 less than a journey to Chicago by coach, which costs on average £29 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally £274 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £274 from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago.

A ferry is about £32 less than a train, which costs on average £32 for this route.

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

Other travel options between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average NaN h NaN min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h   of travel time.

The distance between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago is around 163 miles.

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

  • 21 coaches a day.
  • Around 9 flights per day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Amtrak for coaches to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Indianapolis, IN to Chicago tickets on Omio for £29.
    • Republic Airlines can get you to Chicago by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Republic Airlines from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago for £274 on Omio.
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Indianapolis, IN to Chicago tickets on Omio for £32.

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

    • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus or OurBus with 21 direct coaches per day.
    • You can take a direct flight with skywest airlines, envoy air, Republic Airlines or air wisconsin with 9 direct flights per day.
    • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Amtrak.

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

    Omio customers who travel from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago often also extend their holiday to go to New York City, London or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Chicago and these popular destinations at a great price.

    Before travelling from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a coach ticket is on average £29 one way for this trip.
    • The price of a plane ticket is £274 one way on average for this journey.
    • The price of a ferry ticket is £1 one way on average for this trip.
    • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £32 one way.

    But we recommend booking Indianapolis, IN to Chicago tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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