There are 4 ways to get from Columbia to Indianapolis by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Columbia  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Columbia (COU) to Indianapolis (IND) COU - IND

$169 - $746

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Bus  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbia, MO to St. Louis Airport
  2. Take the bus from St Louis Lambert Fld to Champaign, Il
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN

$150 - $206

2 alternative options

Bus to Kansas City, fly  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbia, MO to Kansas City Airport
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Indianapolis (IND) MCI - IND

$256 - $396

Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Columbia to Indianapolis 361 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Columbia to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Columbia, MO and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via 10043 Natural Bridge Wb, St Louis Lambert Fld and Champaign, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 54 min.

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The distance between Columbia and Indianapolis is 337 miles. The road distance is 361 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Columbia to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Columbia to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Mo-X, depart from Columbia, MO station.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Columbia Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 33 min and has one stopover.

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Columbia to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Indianapolis, IN station.

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Indianapolis is 1 h ahead of Columbia. It is currently 6:36 PM in Columbia and 7:36 PM in Indianapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Columbia to Indianapolis is 361 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to drive from Columbia to Indianapolis.

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  • Distance: 336.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Columbia, MO, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada fly from Columbia to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbia to Indianapolis via St. Louis Airport, 10043 Natural Bridge Wb, Lambert Busport, St Louis Lambert Fld, Champaign, Il, and Champaign, IL in around 11 h 54 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Bus operators
Mo-X
Website
moexpress.com
Bus from Columbia, MO to Kansas City Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
moexpress.com
Bus from Columbia, MO to St. Louis Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
moexpress.com
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 St Louis Lambert Fld to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Burlington Trailways
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
Bus from Champaign-Urbana to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Columbia Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Columbia Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs .

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