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

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Fly  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Charlotte (CLT) IND - CLT

$153 - $304

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Bus  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Charlotte, Nc

$74 - $173

3 alternative options

Bus via Government Square Area D  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Charlotte, Nc

$74 - $185

Train  •  21 h 39 min

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

$134 - $374

Drive  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Charlotte 573.5 miles

$55 - $85

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

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Charlotte is to fly which costs $150 - $310 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Charlotte is 431 miles. The road distance is 573.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Indianapolis to Charlotte, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Charlotte, Nc via Jefferson Ave & University Ave, Cincinnati, Oh and Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Charlotte Amtrak via Charlottesville Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 39 min.

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American Airlines offers flights from Indianapolis Airport to Charlotte Airport.

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Indianapolis to Charlotte bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Cincinnati station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 430.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Charlotte, NC, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Charlotte hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Charlotte via University of Cincinnati, Jefferson Ave & University Ave, Government Square Area D, Cincinnati, Oh, and Columbus, Oh in around 16 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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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 Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Room
$220 - $320
Bus operators
Megabus
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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