There are 6 ways to get from Joliet to Indianapolis by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL to Indianapolis, IN 0356 / ...

$45 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bolingbrook/Old Chicago Park-n-Ride to Union Station 755
  2. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Indianapolis

$24 - $36

4 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$43 - $103

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Joliet to Indianapolis 191 miles

$18 - $27

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND

$72 - $220

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND

$87 - $269

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

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Joliet to Indianapolis twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Joliet to Indianapolis via LaSalle Street and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
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
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Bolingbrook/Old Chicago Park-n-Ride to Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Joliet to Indianapolis?

The distance between Joliet and Indianapolis is 254 km. The road distance is 306 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Joliet to Indianapolis?

The cheapest way to get from Joliet to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Joliet to Indianapolis?

The quickest way to get from Joliet to Indianapolis is to drive which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $18 - $27.

Is there a direct train between Joliet and Indianapolis?

No, there is no direct train from Joliet to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Joliet and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

Is there a direct bus between Joliet and Indianapolis?

No, there is no direct bus from Joliet to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Joliet Union Station and arriving at Indianapolis via Bolingbrook/Old Chicago Park-n-Ride, Clinton & Jackson and Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 28 min.

How long does it take to get from Joliet to Indianapolis?

It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Joliet to Indianapolis, including transfers.