There are 10 ways to get from Boston to Indiana by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Boston to Indianapolis  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Indianapolis (IND) BOS - IND

$114 - $382

Cheapest option

Fly Boston to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BOS - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Highland, IN

$103 - $316

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Fly Boston to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BOS - MDW
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to East Chicago

$135 - $456

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the I-93 from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MHT - MDW

$203 - $545

Train to Providence, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PVD - MDW

$159 - $402

Train to Providence, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PVD - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Highland, IN

$142 - $532

Bus Indiana Travel Express  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN Indiana Travel

$123 - $127

Bus Greyhound USA  •  24 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Cleveland, Oh 248
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
  4. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$115 - $273

Train  •  27 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Cardinal

$197 - $521

Drive  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Indianapolis 941.7 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Indiana is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Indiana is to fly which costs $110 - $390 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Indiana. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Cleveland, Oh, Dayton Trotwood, OH and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Indiana. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 10 min.

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The distance between Boston and Indiana is 800 miles. The road distance is 941.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Indiana without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 4 min and costs $123 - $127.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Boston to Indiana, including transfers.

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Boston to Indiana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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Boston to Indiana train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Indiana is to fly which takes 5 h and costs $110 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $123 - $127 and takes 17 h 4 min, you could also train, which costs $190 - $550 and takes 27 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 34 min.

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Boston to Indiana bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Indianapolis, IN station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Indiana.
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  • Distance: 800.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Indiana, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Boston to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Indianapolis via New York, New York, NY, and Indianapolis, IN in around 17 h 4 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to East Chicago
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
nictd.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Highland, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
airportsupersaver.com
Book at
airportsupersaver.com
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com

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