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

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Fly  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Indianapolis (IND) CLT - IND

$153 - $304

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Bus Megabus  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis

$77 - $106

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$79 - $176

Train  •  21 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak Crescent
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak Cardinal

$134 - $372

Drive  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Indianapolis 573.7 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $150 - $310 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Columbus, OH and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Charlotte to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak via Charlottesville Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 41 min.

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The distance between Charlotte and Indianapolis is 431 miles. The road distance is 573.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 45 min and costs $75 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Charlotte to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Charlotte to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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Charlotte to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Charlotte Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $150 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $180 and takes 17 h 45 min, you could also train, which costs $130 - $380 and takes 21 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 430.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Charlotte to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Indianapolis via Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, and Richmond, IN in around 17 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Room
$220 - $320
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $550
Bus operators
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 Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Charlotte to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Indianapolis is 574 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 57 min to drive from Charlotte to Indianapolis.

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

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There are 243+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25 min and costs $1 - $2.

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