How to travel from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL

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Travel Information from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$35 - $32
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€27) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $94 (€82) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak or Republic Airlines

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 163 miles (263 km) to Chicago, IL from Indianapolis, IN. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Amtrak or Republic Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL.

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from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
08:30AM3h45
Indianapolis, IN
11:15AMChicago, IL
$541One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
01:30PM3h35
Indianapolis, IN
04:05PMChicago, IL
$471One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Republic Airlines
07:40AM1h14
Indianapolis International Airport, IN (IND)
07:54AMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$3521One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
07:10AM6h50
Indianapolis Station, Indianapolis, IN
01:00PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$901One-way
1 transfer
Amtrak
11:10AM4h05
Indianapolis Station, Indianapolis, IN
02:15PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$501One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
05:00PM3h45
Indianapolis, IN
07:45PMChicago, IL
$471One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:00AM4h35
Indianapolis, IN
10:35AMChicago, IL
$541One-way
0 transfers
Republic Airlines
08:55AM1h16
Indianapolis International Airport, IN (IND)
09:11AMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$3521One-way
0 transfers
Republic Airlines
04:47PM1h18
Indianapolis International Airport, IN (IND)
05:05PMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$3521One-way
0 transfers

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FlixBus, Amtrak and American Airlines will get you between Indianapolis and Chicago at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains between Indianapolis and Chicago, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

    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 to Chicago from Indianapolis.

      FAQs: Travel from 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.
      FAQs

      There are 3 options to travel to Chicago, IL from Indianapolis, IN including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Chicago, IL from Indianapolis, IN is by taking a bus, which costs on average $32 (€27).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

      A bus is $62 (€54) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL costing on average $94 (€82).

      Taking a bus costs $4 (€3) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $35 (€31).

      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:

      Bus takes on average 3 h 30 min.

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

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

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

      • 2 buses per day.
      • 1 train a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL as scheduled services by train, bus or flight 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, IL:

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

        • Travel with Amtrak, Greyhound, OurBus or FlixBus for buses to Chicago, IL. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL tickets on Omio for $32 (€27).
        • 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 $94 (€82).

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

        • You can check for a direct bus to Chicago, IL with Amtrak, Greyhound or FlixBus with 2 direct buses per day.
        • You'll find 1 direct train a day to Chicago, IL with.

        Direct services to Chicago, IL 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 trip.

        Your trip from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL doesn't have to end in Chicago, IL. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL. If you’d like to add San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL to your Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chicago, IL today!

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