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Trip Chicago Indianapolis

Plan your trip by train, bus, plane from Chicago to Indianapolis

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How to get from Chicago to Indianapolis?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, plane to plan your trip Chicago Indianapolis. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Chicago-Indianapolis

For your trip from Chicago (Illinois, United States) to Indianapolis (Indiana, United States) with a distance of 164 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Chicago > Indianapolis will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Chicago and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Midway International MDW airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Indianapolis (Indianapolis International airport, IATA code: IND) operated by Southwest Airlines.
The train Chicago Indianapolis is a direct bound.
Trains Cardinal of Amtrak to Indianapolis leave from Chicago railway station in Chicago. Arrival in Indianapolis will take place at Indianapolis station (0.6 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Chicago-Indianapolis that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of MegaBus - US in Chicago. The bus will drop you off at Indianapolis City-County Building bus station (0.2 mi from Indianapolis, United States). Please make sure to show up on time at Union Station bus station (2 mi from Chicago) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Indianapolis.

Which carriers to travel between Chicago and Indianapolis?

Southwest Airlines carries out a flight from Midway International MDW airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Chicago to Indianapolis (arrival at Indianapolis International IND airport)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus - US operates the intercity service from the bus station of Union Station in Chicago and to the one of Indianapolis City-County Building (Indiana United States)
Railway companies
Amtrak provides a rail connection Chicago-Indianapolis with the train Cardinal from Chicago railway station (2.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Indianapolis at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)

Stop cities from Chicago or cities to visit near Indianapolis

When travelling from Indianapolis to Chicago by plane, bus, train, you might have to change at Crawfordsville located at 132 mi from Chicago and 43 mi away from Indianapolis, Rensselaer situated at 68 mi from Chicago and at approximately 97 mi from Indianapolis, Lafayette located at 108 mi from Chicago and 59 mi away from Indianapolis (United States). If you have some time on your way to Indianapolis or back to Chicago, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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