There are 10 ways to get from Indianapolis to Alabama by plane, shuttle, bus, night bus, train 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.

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Fly to Huntsville  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Huntsville (HSV) IND - HSV

$212 - $992

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Bus, night bus  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al

$60 - $140

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Fly to Birmingham  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Birmingham (BHM) IND - BHM

$184 - $954

Fly to Mobile  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Mobile (MOB) IND - MOB

$247 - $1,157

Fly to Montgomery  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Montgomery (MGM) IND - MGM

$196 - $1,006

Fly to Atlanta, shuttle  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Atlanta (ATL) IND - ATL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn

$138 - $350

Bus via Brook @ Broadway  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al

$63 - $145

Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al

$83 - $163

Train  •  32 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent

$184 - $524

Drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Birmingham 482 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Alabama. However, there are services departing from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis and arriving at Birmingham, Al via E Broadway @ S Brook, Louisville, Ky and Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Alabama. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Birmingham Amtrak via Charlottesville Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 9 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Alabama is 454 miles. The road distance is 482 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Alabama without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 11 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Indianapolis to Alabama, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Alabama bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis station.

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

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Alabama is to fly which takes 5 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 18 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 32 h 9 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Huntsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to Alabama bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Birmingham, Al station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Alabama.
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  • Distance: 453.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Alabama, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Indianapolis to Huntsville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Louisville, KY, Brook @ Broadway, Muhammad Ali @ 8th, Louisville, Ky, and Nashville, Tn in around 12 h 18 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Mobile via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Montgomery via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Montgomery via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $280
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Mobile via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Mobile via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Montgomery via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Montgomery via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Montgomery via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Indianapolis to Atlanta via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Huntsville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Mobile via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $550
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Room
$400 - $550
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
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 Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Alabama is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 5:47 AM in Indianapolis and 4:47 AM in Alabama.

Indianapolis to Alabama train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Birmingham Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Alabama is 482 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to drive from Indianapolis to Alabama.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Huntsville Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Alabama. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs .

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