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There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Indianapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Boston  •  4h 32m

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

$69 - $252

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Bus to Manchester, fly  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Indianapolis (IND) MHT - IND

$130 - $361

Train, bus  •  16h 46m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN Nyc

$124 - $212

Bus  •  17h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New York Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN Nyc

$112

Bus via Cincinnati  •  20h 23m

  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 Cincinnati, OH
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis Amtrak Station

$119 - $171

Train  •  27h 12m

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

$134 - $267

Drive  •  15h 44m

  1. Drive from Boston to Indianapolis 941.7 miles

$90 - $140

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Indianapolis is to bus which costs $112 and takes 17h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $65 - $260 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Ohio St & Illinois St via New York, NY and Lafayette Rd & 37th St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 49m.

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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 12m.

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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 train and bus which takes 16h 46m and costs $120 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m 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 South Buses station.

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Boston to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4h 32m and costs $65 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $112 and takes 17h 49m, you could also train, which costs $130 - $270 and takes 27h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 810.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Delta, United 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, Indianapolis, IN, and Lafayette Rd & 37th St in around 17h 49m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Tampa
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Manchester to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
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 Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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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
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
luckystarbus.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 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
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 - $80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 36m.

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Boston to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Indiana Travel Express, 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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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 332+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $11.

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