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

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Fly  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Indianapolis (IND) MSP - IND

$144 - $375

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Bus Megabus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis

$55 - $84

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il 4909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN Chicago

$82 - $167

Train  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$107 - $283

Drive  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Indianapolis 592.1 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Indianapolis is to bus which costs $55 - $85 and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $140 - $380 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Indianapolis is 514 miles. The road distance is 592.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 15 min and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Minneapolis to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 3 h 43 min and costs $140 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 13 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 22 min.

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Minneapolis to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 513.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago in around 13 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
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megabus.com
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 Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110

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Indianapolis is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 1:40 PM in Minneapolis and 2:40 PM in Indianapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Indianapolis is 592 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 52 min to drive from Minneapolis to Indianapolis.

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

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There are 242+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs $2 - $3.

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