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There are 4 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 55 min

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

$220 - $412

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 55 min

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

$30 - $90

2 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station 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 55 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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ann Arbor station to Indianapolis station. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak Station 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 55 min and costs $30 - $90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Ann Arbor, MI station.

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Ann Arbor to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at 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 55 min and costs $220 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $90 and takes 8 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 10 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 215.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis every 2 hours. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $90 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station 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 Station
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
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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 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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American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 245+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $67 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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