There are 6 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2h 5m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND

$94 - $158

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis Chicago

$18 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus via Indianapolis Amtrak Station  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station

$38 - $55

Bus via Lafayette  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Memorial Union Ord
  2. Take the bus from Purdue Memorial Union to Indianapolis Airport Purdue

$87

Train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station Cardinal

$38 - $60

Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis 199.6 miles

$19 - $29

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $90 - $160 and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Chicago O'Hare International and arriving at Maryland St & Pennsylvania St via Purdue Memorial Union and Indianapolis Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis station. However, there are services departing from O'Hare and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 46m.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Indianapolis is 179 miles. The road distance is 199.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 5h 15m and costs $17 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Reindeer Shuttle, depart from Chicago O'Hare International station.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 2h 5m and costs $90 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $40 and takes 5h 15m, you could also train, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 178.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Aer Lingus fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chicago to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 25m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $260
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 Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
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megabus.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 Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Memorial Union to Indianapolis Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Reindeer Shuttle, arrive at Indianapolis Airport station.

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Indianapolis is 1h ahead of Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). It is currently 7:00 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and 8:00 PM in Indianapolis.

Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis is 200 miles. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Indianapolis.

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Aer Lingus, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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