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

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Fly  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Indianapolis (IND) AUS - IND

$153 - $606

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Bus  •  25h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx 894 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Champaign, Il
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN

$131 - $306

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  29h 35m

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Indianapolis, IN 1402

$175 - $467

Drive  •  17h 39m

  1. Drive from Austin to Indianapolis 1100.3 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $150 - $650 and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Dallas, Tx and Champaign, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 35m.

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The distance between Austin and Indianapolis is 932 miles. The road distance is 1100.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 25h 35m and costs $130 - $310.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Austin to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Austin to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Austin to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs $150 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $310 and takes 25h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 16m.

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Austin to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Indianapolis, IN station.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 931.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Austin to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to Indianapolis via Dallas, Tx, Champaign, Il, and Champaign, IL in around 25h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Austin to Indianapolis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Austin to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Austin to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Austin to Indianapolis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Indianapolis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Indianapolis via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Austin to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $420
Room
$550 - $800
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 Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Indianapolis is 1h ahead of Austin. It is currently 5:37 PM in Austin and 6:37 PM in Indianapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Indianapolis is 1100 miles. It takes approximately 17h 39m to drive from Austin to Indianapolis.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 262+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 25m and costs $1 - $4.

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