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

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Night bus, bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the night 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  •  5h 32m

  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

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Bus via Columbus, Oh  •  7h 45m

  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

Bus  •  10h 37m

  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  •  12h 40m

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

$98 - $249

Drive  •  5h 16m

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Indianapolis 317.4 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Cleveland to Indianapolis  •  5h 45m

  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 5h 16m.

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

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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 7h 45m.

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

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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 night bus and bus which takes 7h 45m and costs $45 - $100.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m 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, arrive at Cleveland Amtrak Station.

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

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

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 7h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Chicago Union Station in around 12h 40m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Cleveland to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
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 Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cleveland, OH to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
baronsbus.com
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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Indianapolis is 317 miles. It takes approximately 5h 16m to drive from Cleveland to Indianapolis.

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Air Canada, Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 262+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27m and costs $3.

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