There are 7 ways to get from Indianapolis to Michigan City 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.

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Bus Hoosier Ride, train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Gary, IN Louisville / ...
  2. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to 11th St. Ssl

$41 - $55

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Bus Megabus, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station to 11th St. Ssl

$30 - $43

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Train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station to 11th St. Ssl

$52 - $112

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Michigan City 174.9 miles

$17 - $25

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IND - ORD
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$78 - $228

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$93 - $277

Fly to South Bend, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to South Bend (SBN) IND - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to 11th St.

$209 - $1,110

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Michigan City is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Michigan City is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Michigan City is 140 miles. The road distance is 174.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Michigan City without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Indianapolis to Michigan City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Michigan City is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 5:22 PM in Indianapolis and 4:22 PM in Michigan City.

Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Michigan City is 175 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Indianapolis to Michigan City.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Michigan City.
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  • Distance: 140.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Michigan City, IN, USA?

You can take a train from Indianapolis to Michigan City via Chicago Union Station Amtrak, Canal & Adams, Randolph & Michigan, and Millennium Station in around 6 h 58 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
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
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Millennium Station to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
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
Bus operators

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