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

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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Fly Indianapolis to Philadelphia  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Philadelphia (PHL) IND - PHL

$189 - $709

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Bus  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Philadelphia, Pa

$79 - $185

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Fly Indianapolis to Baltimore, train  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Baltimore (BWI) IND - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$202 - $597

Fly Indianapolis to New York La Guardia, train  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to New York La Guardia (LGA) IND - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$177 - $822

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly to Philadelphia  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
  2. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Philadelphia (PHL) FWA - PHL

$249 - $1,167

Fly Indianapolis to Newark, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Newark (EWR) IND - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$128 - $717

Train  •  20h 27m

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Cardinal

$110 - $330

Drive  •  10h 45m

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Philadelphia 648.2 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $180 - $750 and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Richmond, IN and Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Indianapolis Amtrak Station station and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20h 27m.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Philadelphia is 586 miles. The road distance is 648.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Philadelphia without a car is to bus which takes 17h 35m and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Indianapolis to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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Indianapolis to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 4h 4m and costs $180 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 17h 35m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $330 and takes 20h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 586.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Philadelphia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Richmond, IN, Dayton Trotwood, OH, and Dayton Trotwood, Oh in around 17h 35m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Fort Wayne to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Fort Wayne to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Fort Wayne to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
20h 27m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $330
Room
$470 - $650
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
baronsbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 47m.

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Indianapolis to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Indianapolis to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Philadelphia is 648 miles. It takes approximately 10h 45m to drive from Indianapolis to Philadelphia.

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

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There are 477+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39m and costs $2.

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