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There are 5 ways to get from Indianapolis to Charlottesville by plane, shuttle, train or car

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Fly to Charlottesville  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Charlottesville (CHO) IND - CHO

$222 - $992

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Train  •  15 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak Cardinal

$85 - $250

3 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles, shuttle  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Washington Dulles (IAD) IND - IAD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville

Fly to Reagan Washington, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Reagan Washington (DCA) IND - DCA
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak

Drive  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Charlottesville 556.9 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Charlottesville is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Charlottesville is to fly which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Charlottesville Amtrak. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 15 h 11 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Charlottesville is 433 miles. The road distance is 556.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Charlottesville without a car is to train which takes 15 h 11 min and costs $85 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Indianapolis to Charlottesville, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Charlottesville is to fly which takes 5 h 7 min and costs $220 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $250 and takes 15 h 11 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Charlottesville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to Charlottesville train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlottesville Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Charlottesville.
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  • Distance: 432.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Charlottesville, VA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Indianapolis to Charlottesville hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Indianapolis to Charlottesville 4 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $250 and the journey takes 15 h 11 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlottesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlottesville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlottesville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlottesville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlottesville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charlottesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
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 Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Bus operators
AC Airport Cab & Wahoo Cab
Phone
+1 (434) 981-0585
Website
visitcharlottesville.org
Shuttle from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
visitcharlottesville.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Charlottesville is 557 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 36 min to drive from Indianapolis to Charlottesville.

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

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There are 88+ hotels available in Charlottesville. Prices start at $98 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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