How to travel 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.

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago on Oct 05 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00AMIndianapolis, IN3h45 10:45AMChicago
0 transfers
421One-way
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11:20AMIndianapolis Station, IN5h00 03:20PMUnion Station
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361One-way
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07:10AMIndianapolis Station, IN6h50 01:00PMUnion Station
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561One-way
09:46AMIndianapolis International Airport, IN1h14 10:00AMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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4281One-way
12:10PMIndianapolis International Airport, IN1h12 12:22PMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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4281One-way

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Travel Information from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$40 - $359
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $40 (€38) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $359 (€343) • 1 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesOurBus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 163 miles (263 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 9 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $40 (€38). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are OurBus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago.

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FAQs

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

The cheapest way to go to Chicago from Indianapolis, IN is by taking a bus, which costs on average $40 (€38).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A bus is generally $319 (€305) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $359 (€343) from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago.

A bus is generally $20 (€19) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $60 (€57) from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago.

The fastest way from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 9 min.

There are alternative travel options to Chicago that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 30 min   of travel time.

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

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

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

  • Around 20 buses per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

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

    • You can travel to Chicago from Indianapolis, IN by bus with OurBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $40 (€38) with OurBus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago.
    • You can go to Chicago from Indianapolis, IN by plane with Republic Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $359 (€343) with Republic Airlines from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can travel to Chicago from Indianapolis, IN by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $60 (€57) with Amtrak from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago.

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

    • You can check for a direct bus to Chicago with Flixbus with 20 direct buses per day.
    • You can check for a direct train to Chicago with with 1 direct train per day.

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

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Indianapolis, IN and Chicago itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Chicago and any of these top destinations today!

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

    • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $40 (€38) one way on average.
    • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $359 (€343) one way.
    • A train ticket for this trip is costing $60 (€57) one way on average.

    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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