There are 7 ways to get from Joliet to Indianapolis by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus Megabus  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis

$26 - $39

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Bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN Chicago

$37 - $57

Train  •  7 h 35 min

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

$48 - $110

Train, bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette
  3. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$47 - $83

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

$77 - $227

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 7 min

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

$92 - $276

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Joliet to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Scott St & Van Buren St and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Herion Way at Wheeler, Pace Harvey Transportation Center and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 59 min.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Joliet and Indianapolis is 159 miles. The road distance is 191 miles.

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The best way to get from Joliet to Indianapolis without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Joliet to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Joliet to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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Joliet to Indianapolis train services, operated by Metra, depart from Joliet station.

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The best way to get from Joliet to Indianapolis is to bus which takes 6 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Joliet to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Indianapolis, IN station.

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Map of how to get from Joliet to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 158.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

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 $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Joliet to Indianapolis via LaSalle Street and Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.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.

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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station 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
Megabus
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Indianapolis is 1 h ahead of Joliet. It is currently 11:30 PM in Joliet and 12:30 AM in Indianapolis.

Joliet to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Joliet to Indianapolis is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Joliet to Indianapolis.

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Aer Lingus, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 239+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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