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

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Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Nashville, TN 8255

$28 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn 1123

$36 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Nashville 289.7 miles

$28 - $45

Fly  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Nashville (BNA) IND - BNA

$154 - $444

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Nashville is to bus which costs $28 - $40 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Nashville is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis and arriving at Nashville, TN. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Nashville is 253 miles. The road distance is 289.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Nashville without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 5 min and costs $28 - $40.

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The bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Nashville, TN takes 6 h 5 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Indianapolis to Nashville bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Nashville is to bus which takes 6 h 5 min and costs $28 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $450 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Nashville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to Nashville bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Nashville, TN station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Nashville.
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  • Distance: 252.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Nashville, TN, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Indianapolis to Nashville twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Amtrak also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Nashville hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
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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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Nashville is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 9:48 AM in Indianapolis and 8:48 AM in Nashville.

Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Nashville is 290 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Indianapolis to Nashville.

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

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There are 556+ hotels available in Nashville. Prices start at $90 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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