There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. BOS - IND

$114 - $368

4 alternative options

Bus Indiana Travel Express  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Boston
  2. Indiana Travel

$123 - $127

Bus Greyhound USA  •  24 h 38 min

  1. 248

$115 - $273

Train  •  27 h 16 min

  1. Acela Express
  2. Cardinal

$197 - $521

Drive  •  15 h 40 min

  1. 941.7 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The distance between Boston and Indianapolis is 1296 km. The road distance is 1507 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Boston to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs $110 - $370.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Indianapolis. 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 38 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Boston to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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 Indianapolis, IN in around 17 h 4 min.

Airlines
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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
Amtrak
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
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
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
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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