There are 3 ways to get from Indianapolis to Merrillville by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Merrillville, IN Louisville / ...

$30 - $45

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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

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

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

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

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The distance between Indianapolis and Merrillville is 134 miles. The road distance is 143.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Merrillville without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs $30 - $45.

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

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Indianapolis to Merrillville bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Merrillville is to bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs $30 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $140 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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Indianapolis to Merrillville bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Merrillville, IN station.

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Merrillville is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 5:17 AM in Indianapolis and 4:17 AM in Merrillville.

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  • Distance: 134.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Indianapolis to Merrillville once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 28 min.

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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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Dyer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Once 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
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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Merrillville is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Indianapolis to Merrillville.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Merrillville. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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