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

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

Fly from Los Angeles  •  6 h 33 min

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

$168 - $470

5 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  8 h 12 min

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

$177 - $709

Train to San Diego, fly  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Indianapolis (IND) SAN - IND

$207 - $779

Train  •  2 days 0 h

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

$316 - $918

Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Champaign, Il 1364
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN 1401 / ...

$220 - $525

Drive  •  32 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Indianapolis 2079.4 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $160 - $470 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $160 - $470 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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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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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Los Angeles to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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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 Champaign, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Indianapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Burbank to Indianapolis via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $600
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 27 min
Frequency
Once 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 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$190 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $480
Burlington Trailways
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 Champaign-Urbana to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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