There are 9 ways to get from Madison 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, Megabus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Indianapolis

$50 - $62

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$70 - $130

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak

$89 - $190

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL 8960
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN 8856 / ...

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Indianapolis 329.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Madison  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Indianapolis (IND) MSN - IND

$156 - $856

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND

$97 - $242

Bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Indianapolis (IND) MKE - IND

$145 - $417

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND

$125 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Indianapolis is to drive which takes 5 h 34 min and costs $30 - $50.

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The distance between Madison and Indianapolis is 456 km. The road distance is 527 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Madison to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St and arriving at Indianapolis via Clinton & Jackson and Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Madison to Indianapolis via Chicago, IL - Amtrak, Clinton & Jackson, Clinton & Polk, and Chicago in around 7 h 56 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Madison to Indianapolis hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Madison to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Madison to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
52 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
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
Twice 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
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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