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There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Indianapolis by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly from Boston  •  4h 50m

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

$114 - $368

5 alternative options

I-93 to Manchester, fly  •  7h 20m

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

$220 - $971

Bus  •  21h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Cincinnati, OH
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN

$116 - $135

Bus via New Paris  •  26h 50m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny 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

$114 - $199

Train  •  27h 16m

  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 Station Cardinal

$159 - $342

Drive  •  15h 44m

  1. Drive from Boston to Indianapolis 941.7 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $110 - $370 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via New York, NY and Cincinnati, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Indianapolis station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 16m.

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The distance between Boston and Indianapolis is 810 miles. The road distance is 941.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 21h 19m and costs $110 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Boston to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Boston to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Lucky Star Bus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4h 50m and costs $110 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $140 and takes 21h 19m, you could also train, which costs $150 - $350 and takes 27h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 810.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Indianapolis, IN, 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 Cincinnati, OH in around 21h 19m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $210
First Class
$190 - $330
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$200 - $290
Bus operators
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
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $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
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
SkyHorse / Jaguar
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from New York, Ny to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 33m.

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

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Boston to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Indianapolis is 942 miles. It takes approximately 15h 44m to drive from Boston to Indianapolis.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 312+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs $1 - $6.

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