There are 6 ways to get from Indianapolis to Denver 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 Denver  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Denver (DEN) IND - DEN

$111 - $401

5 alternative options

Fly to Colorado Springs, bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Colorado Springs (COS) IND - COS
  2. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver, CO

$302 - $1,169

Train  •  24 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak California Zephyr

$171 - $498

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  25 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO 1401

$130 - $200

Bus Greyhound USA  •  31 h 6 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 Denver, Co

$134 - $325

Drive  •  17 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Denver 1090.8 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Denver is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Denver is to fly which costs $110 - $410 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Denver is 1004 miles. The road distance is 1090.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Indianapolis to Denver, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Denver, CO. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Denver station. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Denver Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Denver, CO, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Denver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Denver via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 24 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Denver via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Burlington Trailways
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
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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
27 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $280

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