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There are 9 ways to get from Indianapolis to Rockford by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$67 - $95

8 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL Louisville / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Train, taxi  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
  3. Take a taxi from Harvard to Rockford

$151 - $240

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station 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  •  6 h 50 min

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

$117 - $283

Fly Indianapolis to Chicago Midway, bus  •  6 h 26 min

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

$134 - $335

Bus to Champaign, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  8 h 20 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, IL to Rockford, IL

$206 - $562

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  9 h 7 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, IL to Rockford, IL

$172 - $381

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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 41 min and costs $65 - $95.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 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 9 min.

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Rockford is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 8:04 AM in Indianapolis and 7:04 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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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 232.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 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, IL, and Rockford, IL in around 6 h 41 min.

Airlines
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 Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
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 Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
57 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station 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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Harvard to Rockford
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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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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