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There are 10 ways to get from Indiana to Arkansas by train, plane, car or bus

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Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Fayetteville

  1. Take the train from East Chicago to Van Buren St.
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fayetteville (XNA)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis to Louisville
  2. Take the bus from Louisville to Little Rock

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Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Little Rock

  1. Take the train from East Chicago to Van Buren St.
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Little Rock (LIT)

Fly Chicago Midway to Memphis, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Memphis (MEM)
  2. Drive from Memphis to Jonesboro

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Memphis, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Memphis (MEM)
  2. Drive from Memphis to Jonesboro

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Springfield, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SGF)
  2. Drive from Springfield to Rogers

Bus, train via St Louis

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis to St Louis
  2. Take the train from St. Louis to Little Rock Union Station

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal to Little Rock Union Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Little Rock

Indiana to Arkansas by bus and train

The journey time between Indiana and Arkansas is around 15h 37m and covers a distance of around 588 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 55m. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 37m. Operated by Greyhound USA and Amtrak, the Indiana to Arkansas service departs from Indianapolis and arrives in Little Rock Union Station. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
11h 42m
Layover time:
3h 55m
Total time:
15h 37m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
15h 37m
Journey distance:
588 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$75
Carbon emissions:
77 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:25
Last service departs at:
12:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Indiana to Arkansas bus and train schedules

Indiana → Arkansas
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The cheapest way to get from Indiana to Arkansas is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Indiana to Arkansas is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost $170 - $440 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indiana to Arkansas. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis and arriving at Arkansas State Capitol via Louisville, Washington & Main and River Cities Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Indiana to Arkansas station. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis and arriving at Little Rock Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 17m.

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The distance between Indiana and Arkansas is 495 miles. The road distance is 586.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Indiana to Arkansas without a car is to bus and train via St Louis which takes 12h 2m and costs $75 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Indiana to Arkansas, including transfers.

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Indiana to Arkansas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Indianapolis station.

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

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The best way to get from Indiana to Arkansas is to bus which takes 15h 40m and costs $70 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 19h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Indiana to Arkansas.
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  • Distance: 495.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Indiana, USA and Arkansas, USA?

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Louisville, Little Rock, Washington & Main, and River Cities Center in around 15h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Chicago Union Station in around 19h 17m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from East Chicago to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Train from Bloomington-Normal to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
Train from Indianapolis to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
Train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Premium
$270 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Seat
$140 - $210
Bus operators
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 Indianapolis to St Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Indianapolis to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Louisville to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$85 - $130
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Amtrak Thruway

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$11 - $17
Adult
$23 - $35
Hoosier Ride
Phone
+1 800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$19 - $27

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fayetteville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 49m.

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Indiana to Arkansas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Little Rock station.

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Arkansas is 1h behind Indiana. It is currently 11:17 AM in Indiana and 10:17 AM in Arkansas.

Indiana to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Little Rock Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indiana to Arkansas is 587 miles. It takes approximately 9h 32m to drive from Indiana to Arkansas.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fayetteville Airport.

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