There are 6 ways to get from Indianapolis to Boston by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Boston  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Boston (BOS) IND - BOS

$114 - $368

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to New York, Ny
  4. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma

$105 - $270

4 alternative options

Fly to Manchester, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Manchester (MHT) IND - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$219 - $978

Bus Indiana Travel Express  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to New York, NY Indiana Travel
  2. Take the bus from New York to Boston, MA New York

$124 - $127

Train  •  26 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to New York Penn Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak Acela Express

$247 - $702

Drive  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Boston 941.3 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The distance between Indianapolis and Boston is 1296 km. The road distance is 1506 km.

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Boston is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15 h 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Boston is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $110 - $370.

No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Boston. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 29 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Boston. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Boston, Ma via Richmond, IN, Dayton Trotwood, Oh and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Indianapolis to Boston, including transfers.

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Boston via Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY, and New York in around 17 h 4 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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