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There are 6 ways to get from Indianapolis to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Reagan Washington (DCA) IND - DCA

$79 - $1,305

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Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Washington Dulles (IAD) IND - IAD

$55 - $490

4 alternative options

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Baltimore (BWI) IND - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$144 - $567

Bus  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC

Train  •  18h 20m

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Cardinal

$75 - $110

Drive  •  9h 51m

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Washington 576.8 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Washington is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Washington is to fly which costs $75 - $1,300 and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis station to Washington. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak Station and arriving at Washington DC via Pittsburgh, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Indianapolis Amtrak Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 18h 20m.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Washington is 494 miles. The road distance is 576.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 15h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Indianapolis to Washington, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Washington bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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Indianapolis to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Washington is to fly which takes 3h 38m and costs $75 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15h 25m, you could also train, which costs $75 - $110 and takes 18h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Washington.
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  • Distance: 493.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 38m

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Indianapolis to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Washington via Pittsburgh Amtrak Station and Pittsburgh, PA in around 15h 25m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Indianapolis to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 37m.

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Indianapolis to Washington bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington DC station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Washington is 577 miles. It takes approximately 9h 51m to drive from Indianapolis to Washington.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 918+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $100 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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