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

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Bus Barons Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN Columbus-Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN Cincinnati, OH-Detroit, Mi

$29 - $53

3 alternative options

Bus via Cincinnati, Oh  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh 1117 / ...
  2. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN

$30 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Indianapolis 176 miles

$17 - $25

Fly  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Indianapolis (IND) CMH - IND

$145 - $757

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Indianapolis is 169 miles. The road distance is 176 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Columbus to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Columbus, OH and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Columbus Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 7 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 169 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Columbus to Indianapolis via Richmond, IN in around 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Columbus to Indianapolis hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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