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There are 5 ways to get from Indianapolis to Boston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 58 min

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

$114 - $368

Cheapest option

Bus Indiana Travel Express  •  17 h 35 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

$99 - $102

3 alternative options

Bus SkyHorse / Jaguar  •  21 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to New York, NY
  3. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny

$112 - $169

Train  •  26 h 41 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 South Station Acela Express / ...

$247 - $702

Drive  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Boston 941.3 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Boston is to bus which costs $98 - $103 and takes 17 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Boston is to fly which costs $110 - $370 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Boston South Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 41 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Boston is 810 miles. The road distance is 941.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 35 min and costs $98 - $103.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Indianapolis to Boston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Boston is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $110 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $98 - $103 and takes 17 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $240 - $700 and takes 26 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Indianapolis to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Boston.
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  • Distance: 810.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two 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 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 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

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Bus operators
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
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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
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
SkyHorse / Jaguar
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from Cincinnati, OH to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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 New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Boston is 941 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 46 min to drive from Indianapolis to Boston.

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

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There are 767+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $119 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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