There are 6 ways to get from Michigan City to Indianapolis by train, bus, 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

Train, bus Hoosier Ride  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Indianapolis, IN Chicago

$42 - $57

Cheapest option

Train, bus Megabus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Millennium Station Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis

$30 - $42

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Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St. Ssl
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$52 - $113

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Michigan City to Indianapolis 174.7 miles

$17 - $25

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St.
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND

$79 - $227

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St.
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND

$94 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Michigan City to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Michigan City to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between Michigan City and Indianapolis is 140 miles. The road distance is 174.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Michigan City to Indianapolis without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Michigan City to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Indianapolis is 1 h ahead of Michigan City. It is currently 1:32 AM in Michigan City and 2:32 AM in Indianapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Michigan City to Indianapolis is 175 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Michigan City to Indianapolis.

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  • Distance: 140.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Michigan City, IN, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

You can take a train from Michigan City to Indianapolis via Van Buren St., Michigan & Van Buren, Clinton & Jackson, and Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 41 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from 11th St. to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from 11th St. to Millennium Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from 11th St. to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.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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Contact Details
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

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