There are 7 ways to get from Cleveland to Indianapolis by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus via Columbus, Oh  •  7 h 45 min

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

$48 - $98

Cheapest option

Fly Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt to Cincinnati, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt (BKL) to Cincinnati (LUK) BKL - LUK
  2. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN

$42 - $255

5 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, OH to Fort Wayne, IN Schedule 21:Cleveland-Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Indianapolis, IN Detroit

$46 - $79

Train  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$98 - $249

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Ypsilanti, MI
  3. Take the bus from Ypsilanti, MI to Indianapolis, IN

$65 - $165

Drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Indianapolis 317.4 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Cleveland to Indianapolis  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Indianapolis (IND) CLE - IND

$144 - $804

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Columbus, OH and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cleveland to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Cleveland Amtrak and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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The distance between Cleveland and Indianapolis is 264 miles. The road distance is 317.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $45 - $100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Cleveland to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Cleveland to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Indianapolis is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $45 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $250 and takes 12 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs $140 - $850 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 264.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, and Richmond, IN in around 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Chicago Union Station in around 12 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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 Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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 Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
Bus from Cleveland, OH to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
baronsbus.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Ypsilanti, MI
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Ypsilanti, MI to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Book at
hoosierride.com
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