There are 7 ways to get from New York to Indianapolis by train, plane, 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

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Indianapolis (IND) EWR - IND

$119 - $671

Cheapest option

Bus Spring Tour Bus  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from New York City, NY to Cincinnati, OH - 419 E Court St
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN Cincinnati, OH-Detroit, Mi

$77 - $105

5 alternative options

Train to New York JFK, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Indianapolis (IND) JFK - IND

$108 - $663

Fly from New York La Guardia  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Indianapolis (IND) LGA - IND

$102 - $612

Bus Indiana Travel Express  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN Indiana Travel

$98 - $102

Train  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Cardinal

$120 - $370

Drive  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Drive from New York to Indianapolis 713 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Indianapolis is to train and fly which costs $110 - $700 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between New York and Indianapolis is 648 miles. The road distance is 713 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from New York to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from New York City, NY and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Cincinnati, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 22 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from New York to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 648 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from New York to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, Indiana Travel Express operates a bus from New York to Indianapolis once daily. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Spring Tour Bus
Phone
+1 917-288-6888 / (513) 658-8886
Email
cs@springtourbus.com
Website
springtourbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY to Cincinnati, OH - 419 E Court St
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
springtourbus.com
Book at
springtourbus.com
Sky Horse Bus
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
skyhorsebus.com

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