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There are 8 ways to get from Indianapolis to Michigan City by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Hoosier Ride, train  •  4 h 31 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  •  6 h 35 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  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak Wolverine

$65 - $148

Train via Van Buren St.  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. 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 South Bend, train  •  6 h 19 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

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 52 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 Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 20 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

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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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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Michigan City. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Michigan City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 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 4 h 31 min and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Indianapolis to Michigan City, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Michigan City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Indianapolis Amtrak station.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 49 min and has one stopover.

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Michigan City is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 11:34 PM in Indianapolis and 10:34 PM in Michigan City.

Indianapolis to Michigan City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Michigan City Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Michigan City.
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  • Distance: 140.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 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 in around 7 h 7 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
56 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 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Millennium Station to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak 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 Michigan City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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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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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Michigan City. Prices start at $64 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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