There are 10 ways to get from Indianapolis to Rockford by bus, train, car, plane, subway or taxi

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 Megabus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Rockford 1486

$72 - $100

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Bus via Lafayette, IN  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$90 - $146

Train, bus  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford 1486

$94 - $174

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Rockford 269.8 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IND - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$120 - $286

Fly Indianapolis to Chicago Midway, subway, bus, taxi  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW
  2. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to Cumberland
  3. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford
  4. Take a taxi from Rockford to Rockford

$137 - $342

Fly Indianapolis to Madison, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Madison (MSN) IND - MSN
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL

Bus to Champaign, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
  2. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$214 - $572

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
  2. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FWA - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$175 - $384

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Rockford is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Rockford is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Rockford is 232 miles. The road distance is 269.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Rockford without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 33 min and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Indianapolis to Rockford, 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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Rockford is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 3:12 AM in Indianapolis and 2:12 AM in Rockford.

Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Rockford is 270 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to drive from Indianapolis to Rockford.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $68 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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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 232.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Rockford, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Rockford via Chicago, Chicago, and Rockford in around 6 h 33 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 Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
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
Bus operators
Megabus
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago to Rockford
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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 Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis to Champaign-Urbana
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Other operators
Taxi from Rockford to Rockford
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$25 - $31

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