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There are 8 ways to get from New York to Indianapolis by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Newark  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Indianapolis (IND) EWR - IND

$119 - $671

Cheapest option

Bus Indiana Travel Express  •  11 h 35 min

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

$73 - $77

6 alternative options

Fly from New York La Guardia  •  5 h

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

$102 - $612

Fly from New York JFK  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Indianapolis (IND) JFK - IND

$111 - $663

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Indianapolis (IND) PHL - IND

$267 - $912

Bus SkyHorse / Jaguar  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Cincinnati, OH
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN Cincinnati

$87 - $105

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

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Indianapolis is to bus which costs $73 - $77 and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $110 - $700 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from New York, NY and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Cincinnati, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 15 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 three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 22 h 30 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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The best way to get from New York to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 35 min and costs $73 - $77.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from New York to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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New York to Indianapolis bus services, operated by SkyHorse / Jaguar, depart from New York, NY station.

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New York to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $110 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $73 - $77 and takes 11 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $120 - $370 and takes 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 43 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from New York to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, Indiana Travel Express operates a bus from New York to Indianapolis twice a week. Tickets cost $55 and the journey takes 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times 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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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SkyHorse / Jaguar
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
gotobus.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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New York to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Indianapolis, IN station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Indianapolis is 713 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 2 min to drive from New York to Indianapolis.

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

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