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

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Fly  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Indianapolis (IND) MEM - IND

$184 - $904

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Indianapolis, IN Memphis

$62 - $132

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Memphis Central Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN 1401 / ...

$93 - $216

Train  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$118 - $312

Drive  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Indianapolis 467.1 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $180 - $950 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Memphis to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from William Hudson Transit Center and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Memphis, TN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Memphis station to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Memphis Central Station and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 29 min.

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The distance between Memphis and Indianapolis is 386 miles. The road distance is 467.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Indianapolis without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 45 min and costs $90 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Memphis to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Memphis to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Memphis, TN station.

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Memphis to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Memphis Central Station.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 6 h 12 min and costs $180 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $140 and takes 13 h 31 min, you could also train, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 16 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Memphis to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 386.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

What companies run services between Memphis, TN, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Memphis to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Memphis to Indianapolis once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $130 and the journey takes 11 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Memphis to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
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 Memphis Central Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$280 - $390
Train from Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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
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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There is no direct flight from Memphis Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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

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Indianapolis is 1 h ahead of Memphis. It is currently 7:56 PM in Memphis and 8:56 PM in Indianapolis.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Memphis to Indianapolis is 467 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to drive from Memphis to Indianapolis.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Memphis Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Memphis Airport is to line 280 bus which takes 23 min and costs $2.

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