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There are 8 ways to get from Newark to Indianapolis by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly from Newark  •  4h 18m

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

$78 - $356

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Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the subway from 34 St-Penn Station to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Indianapolis (IND) LGA - IND

$85 - $219

Train, train to New York JFK, fly  •  5h 17m

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

$118 - $345

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Newark to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Indianapolis (IND) PHL - IND

$91 - $567

Bus via New York, NY  •  13h 34m

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

$88

Bus  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Indianapolis "Greyhound"

$75 - $110

Train  •  22h 10m

  1. Take the train from Newark to Indianapolis Cardinal

$95 - $140

Drive  •  11h 56m

  1. Drive from Newark to Indianapolis 702.4 miles

$65 - $100

Newark to Indianapolis by bus

The bus journey time between Newark and Indianapolis is around 17h 57m and covers a distance of around 760 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 17h 35m. Services are operated by Greyhound USA. Typically 14 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $75 - $360 and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark and arriving at Indianapolis. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark and arriving at Indianapolis. Services depart six times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 22h 10m.

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It is 639 miles from Newark to Indianapolis. It is approximately 702.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Newark to Indianapolis without a car is to bus via New York, NY which takes 13h 34m and costs $88.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Newark to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Newark to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark station.

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Newark to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Newark station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4h 18m and costs $75 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, NY, which costs $88 and takes 13h 34m, you could also train, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 22h 10m.

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  • Distance: 638.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Newark to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, Indiana Travel Express operates a bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN 3 times a week. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 11h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $410
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 34 St-Penn Station to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
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 Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $290
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Bus operators
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.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 Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 7m.

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Newark to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Indianapolis station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Indianapolis is 702 miles. It takes approximately 11h 56m to drive from Newark to Indianapolis.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $1 - $4.

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