There are 5 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Indianapolis (IND) DTW - IND

$220 - $412

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Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Indianapolis, IN Detroit

$30 - $90

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Bus via Kalamazoo, MI  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Indianapolis, IN Detroit

$46 - $101

Train  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$86 - $214

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis 273.6 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $220 - $420 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ann Arbor, MI and arriving at Indianapolis, IN. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor Amtrak and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 6 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Indianapolis is 216 miles. The road distance is 273.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 15 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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Ann Arbor to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ann Arbor Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $220 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 8 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 10 h 6 min.

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  • Distance: 215.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis via Kalamazoo, Mi and Kalamazoo, MI in around 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Book at
hoosierride.com

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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Ann Arbor to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Indianapolis, IN station.

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Ann Arbor to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Indianapolis is 274 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $7 - $11.

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