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

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Fly to Fayetteville  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Fayetteville (XNA) IND - XNA

$269 - $1,235

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Little Rock, Ar 1537

$82 - $195

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Fly to Fort Smith  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Fort Smith (FSM) IND - FSM

$245 - $1,218

Fly to Little Rock  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Little Rock (LIT) IND - LIT

$258 - $1,208

Fly to Memphis, bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Memphis (MEM) IND - MEM
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar

$236 - $1,070

Fly to Springfield, drive  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Springfield (SGF) IND - SGF
  2. Drive from Springfield to Rogers

$244 - $1,120

Bus, train  •  15 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Little Rock Union Station Texas Eagle

$113 - $263

Train  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station Texas Eagle

$131 - $348

Bus via Chicago, IL  •  19 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL Louisville / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Little Rock, Ar 1227

$105 - $216

Drive  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Little Rock 586.8 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Arkansas is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Arkansas is to fly which costs $260 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Arkansas. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Arkansas State Capitol via Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il, Verizon Plaza and River Cities Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 31 min.

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

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The distance between Indianapolis and Arkansas is 470 miles. The road distance is 586.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Arkansas without a car is to bus and train which takes 15 h 13 min and costs $110 - $270.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Indianapolis to Arkansas, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Arkansas bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Arkansas is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs $260 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $350 and takes 19 h 17 min, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $220 and takes 19 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Arkansas.
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  • Distance: 469.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Indianapolis to Bentonville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Chicago Union Station in around 19 h 17 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Fayetteville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Fayetteville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Fayetteville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Fort Smith via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Fort Smith via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Springfield via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Fayetteville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Fayetteville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Fort Smith via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Fort Smith via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Springfield via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Fayetteville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Fayetteville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Springfield via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Memphis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Springfield via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $250
Room
$370 - $550
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Burlington Trailways
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington-Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Fayetteville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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

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Arkansas is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 7:32 PM in Indianapolis and 6:32 PM in Arkansas.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Arkansas is 587 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to drive from Indianapolis to Arkansas.

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

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There are 21+ hotels available in Arkansas. Prices start at $51 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 $2.

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