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Recommended option

Megabus, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Rockford 1486

$72 - $100

7 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 44 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 5 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Rockford, IL - Clock Tower

Train, bus via Cumberland  •  8 h 10 min

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

$94 - $174

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Rockford 269.8 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 13 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 to Chicago Midway, bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$148 - $355

Fly to Madison, bus  •  8 h 58 min

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

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 28 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice 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
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Rockford, IL - Clock Tower
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Indianapolis and Rockford is 372 km. The road distance is 432 km.

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

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

It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Indianapolis to Rockford, including transfers.