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

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN Detroit

$27 - $80

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Train  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$91 - $228

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Indianapolis 281.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  3 h 57 min

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

$214 - $404

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Detroit, MI and arriving at Indianapolis, IN. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 53 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 best way to get from Detroit to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs .

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The bus from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN takes 5 h 40 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Detroit to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Detroit, MI station.

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Detroit to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Detroit Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Indianapolis is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 53 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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  • Distance: 241.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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 $27 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min. Hoosier Ride also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago Union Station in around 10 h 53 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
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
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Detroit to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Indianapolis is 281 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from Detroit to Indianapolis.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 239+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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