There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Indianapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indianapolis (IND) LAX - IND

$168 - $470

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Fly from Burbank  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Indianapolis (IND) BUR - IND

$177 - $709

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Terre Haute, In 1684
  2. Take the bus from Terre Haute, IN to Indianapolis, IN Terre Haute

$211 - $506

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$316 - $918

Drive  •  32 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Indianapolis 2079.4 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Bus Transfer Center and Terre Haute, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles station to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Indianapolis is 1816 miles. The road distance is 2079.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 0 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Los Angeles to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 6 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 1816.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Terre Haute, In, Bus Transfer Center, Social Security Office *ON REQUEST*, and Terre Haute, IN in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Las Vegas, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
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
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Terre Haute, In
Ave. Duration
45 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$190 - $310
Flexible
$370 - $480

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Indianapolis is 3 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 8:36 PM in Los Angeles and 11:36 PM in Indianapolis.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Indianapolis is 2079 miles. It takes approximately 32 h 19 min to drive from Los Angeles to Indianapolis.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles 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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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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