There are 5 ways to get from Indianapolis to Charlotte 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  •  3 h 51 min

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

$153 - $304

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  15 h 34 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

3 alternative options

Bus via Atlanta GA  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta GA to Charlotte

$76 - $103

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

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 15 h 34 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlotte via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 11 min
Frequency
5 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
Twice 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
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta GA to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Indianapolis to Charlotte?

The distance between Indianapolis and Charlotte is 689 km. The road distance is 918 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Charlotte?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Indianapolis to Charlotte?

The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Charlotte is to fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs $150 - $310.

Is there a direct train between Indianapolis and Charlotte?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Indianapolis and Charlotte?

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 15 h 34 min.

How long does it take to get from Indianapolis to Charlotte?

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Indianapolis to Charlotte, including transfers.