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from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN

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Travel Information from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $278
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $278 (€227) • 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRepublic Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak

Travel 163 miles (263 km) by flight, bus or train from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Republic Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN.

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FAQs
How do I go from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN?

You can travel to Indianapolis, IN from Chicago 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Indianapolis, IN from Chicago is by taking a bus with an average price of $15 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Indianapolis, IN:

Taking a bus is about $263 (€215) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $278 (€227) for this route.

Taking a bus is usually $24 (€20) less than taking a train to Indianapolis, IN, which costs on average $40 (€32) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN?

The fastest way to get to Indianapolis, IN from Chicago is by flight with an average travel time of 59 min.

Other travel options to Indianapolis, IN can usually take longer:

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

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 54 min   on average.

How far is Indianapolis, IN from Chicago?

The distance from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN is approximately 163 miles (263 km).

How many services a day are there to Indianapolis, IN from Chicago?

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

  • Around 4 buses per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Chicago and in Indianapolis, IN?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN:

    • You can take a flight from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN with Republic Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $278 (€227) with Republic Airlines from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN.
    • You can travel by bus between Chicago and Indianapolis, IN with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Chicago to Indianapolis, IN tickets for $15 (€12) on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $40 (€32) with Amtrak from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN.
    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN?
    Your trip from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN doesn't have to end in Indianapolis, IN. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you’d like to add New York City, London or Paris to your Chicago to Indianapolis, IN tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Indianapolis, IN today!
    How early should I buy tickets to Indianapolis, IN from Chicago online for the best deals?

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

    • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $278 (€227) one way.
    • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $15 (€12) one way.
    • A train ticket for this journey is costing $40 (€32) one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Chicago to Indianapolis, IN 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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