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

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Fly Indianapolis to Philadelphia  •  4 h 7 min

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

$189 - $709

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Bus  •  16 h 57 min

  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  •  5 h 4 min

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

$202 - $597

Fly Indianapolis to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 54 min

  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 - $824

Fly Indianapolis to Newark, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$128 - $717

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly to Philadelphia  •  6 h 31 min

  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

Train  •  20 h 27 min

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

$110 - $330

Drive  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Philadelphia 648.2 miles

$60 - $95

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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 16 h 57 min.

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

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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 16 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min 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, depart from Indianapolis Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 57 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 20 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 48 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 586.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and three 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 16 h 57 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Fort Wayne to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Fort Wayne to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Fort Wayne to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Newark via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
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
1 h 7 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
20 h 27 min
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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
35 min
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.

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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
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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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 10 h 45 min to drive from Indianapolis to Philadelphia.

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Air Canada, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 374+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $92 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 .

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