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

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

Fly from Columbia  •  4 h 50 min

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

$169 - $746

Cheapest option

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

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

American Airlines, United 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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Columbia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $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
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Columbia to Indianapolis?

The distance between Columbia and Indianapolis is 539 km. The road distance is 578 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Columbia to Indianapolis?

The cheapest way to get from Columbia to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 6 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Columbia to Indianapolis?

The quickest way to get from Columbia to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $160 - $750.

Is there a direct bus between Columbia and Indianapolis?

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.

How long does it take to get from Columbia to Indianapolis?

It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Columbia to Indianapolis, including transfers.