There are 4 ways to get from Detroit to Indianapolis by bus, 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.

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Bus Barons Bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN Schedules 0014 and 0015 / ...

$29 - $85

3 alternative options

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Indianapolis, IN 0354

$55 - $104

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Indianapolis 281.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Indianapolis (IND) DTW - IND

$214 - $404

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $210 - $410 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Indianapolis is 241 miles. The road distance is 281.3 miles.

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The bus from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN takes 6 h 1 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Detroit, MI and arriving at Indianapolis, IN. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Barons Bus operates a bus from Detroit to Indianapolis once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 1 min. Hoosier Ride also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Detroit to Indianapolis every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com

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