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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Indianapolis "Greyhound" / ...

$25 - $55

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Bus via Indianapolis, IN  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN OurBus

$21 - $40

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 54m

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

$35 - $55

Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station 182 miles

$17 - $26

Fly  •  3h 53m

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

$92 - $288

Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station by buses

The bus journey time between Chicago and Indianapolis Amtrak Station is around 3h 55m and covers a distance of around 186 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by Greyhound USA, Amtrak Thruway and Hoosier Ride, the Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station bus service departs from Chicago and arrives in Indianapolis. Typically 23 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 55m
Fastest bus time:
3h 35m
Buses per week:
23
Cheapest price:
$25
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:00
Last bus departs at:
22:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago and arriving at Indianapolis. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Indianapolis. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4h 54m.

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The distance between Chicago and Indianapolis Amtrak Station is 166 miles. The road distance is 182 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station without a car is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs $25 - $55.

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The bus from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 3h 35m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs $25 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 4h 54m, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $290 and takes 3h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station.
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  • Distance: 165.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Indianapolis Amtrak Station, IN, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Indianapolis twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 54m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
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
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
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 Chicago to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 1m.

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Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Indianapolis station.

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Indianapolis Amtrak Station is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 6:37 AM in Chicago and 7:37 AM in Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station is 182 miles. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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

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There are 222+ hotels available in Indianapolis Amtrak Station. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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