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There are 4 ways to get from Indianapolis to Galesburg by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Galesburg Amtrak 8893 / ...

$40 - $80

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 38 min

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

$76 - $188

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Galesburg 258.4 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Moline (MLI) IND - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline, IL to Galesburg Amtrak

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Galesburg is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Galesburg is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Galesburg Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis station to Galesburg station. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak Station and arriving at Galesburg Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 38 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Galesburg is 238 miles. The road distance is 258.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Galesburg without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $40 - $80.

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The bus from Indianapolis, IN to Galesburg Amtrak takes 4 h 40 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Indianapolis to Galesburg bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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Indianapolis to Galesburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Galesburg is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $40 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 8 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Galesburg.
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  • Distance: 237.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Galesburg, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Indianapolis to Galesburg twice daily, and the journey takes 4 h 40 min. Burlington Trailways also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Galesburg via Chicago Union Station in around 8 h 38 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to Galesburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Moline, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Burlington Trailways

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Moline Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 8 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to Galesburg bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Galesburg Amtrak station.

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Galesburg is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 7:07 PM in Indianapolis and 6:07 PM in Galesburg.

Indianapolis to Galesburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Galesburg Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Galesburg is 258 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Indianapolis to Galesburg.

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

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There are nine+ hotels available in Galesburg. Prices start at $100 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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