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

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

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Merillville, IN 0356 / ...

$30 - $50

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Dyer Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$78 - $138

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Merrillville 143.3 miles

$14 - $21

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train, line 0358 bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IND - ORD
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
  3. Take the line 0358 bus from Gary, IN to Merrillville, IN

$85 - $238

Fly to Chicago Midway, train, line 0358 bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
  3. Take the line 0358 bus from Gary, IN to Merrillville, IN

$100 - $287

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Merrillville, IN, USA?

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Indianapolis to Merrillville twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Indianapolis to Merrillville twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 28 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Dyer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Merillville, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Merrillville, IN
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Indianapolis and Merrillville is 215 km. The road distance is 229 km.

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Merrillville is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Merrillville is to drive which takes 2 h 22 min and costs $14 - $21.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Merillville, IN. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

The bus from Indianapolis, IN to Merillville, IN takes 2 h 35 min including transfers and departs twice daily.