There are 5 ways to get from Indianapolis to Washington by plane, train or car

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 35 min

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

$79 - $236

Cheapest option

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 8 min

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

$75 - $280

3 alternative options

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 18 min

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

$177 - $527

Train  •  18 h 20 min

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

$100 - $290

Drive  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Washington 574.4 miles

$55 - $85

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

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The distance between Indianapolis and Washington is 494 miles. The road distance is 574.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Washington without a car is to train which takes 18 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Indianapolis to Washington, including transfers.

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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 3 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 36 min.

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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 574 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 52 min to drive from Indianapolis to Washington.

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

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  • Distance: 493.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Washington hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Indianapolis to Washington 4 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $290 and the journey takes 18 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Indianapolis to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Indianapolis to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Indianapolis to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600

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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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