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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Indianapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5h 11m

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

$114 - $375

Cheapest option

Bus Indiana Travel Express  •  17h 35m

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

$98 - $102

3 alternative options

Bus SkyHorse / Jaguar  •  20h 54m

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

$111 - $140

Train  •  27h 7m

  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

$197 - $521

Drive  •  15h 40m

  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 bus which costs $98 - $102 and takes 17h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $110 - $380 and takes 5h 11m.

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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 7m.

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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 17h 35m and costs $98 - $102.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Boston to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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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 5h 11m and costs $110 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $98 - $102 and takes 17h 35m, you could also train, which costs $190 - $550 and takes 27h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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

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Map of how to get from Boston to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 810.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three 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 17h 35m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
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.

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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
$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
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Indianapolis is 942 miles. It takes approximately 15h 40m to drive from Boston to Indianapolis.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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