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

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Recommended option

Fly from Newark  •  4 h 24 min

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

$102 - $654

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$90 - $210

6 alternative options

Fly from New York La Guardia  •  5 h 16 min

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

$132 - $653

Train, train to New York JFK, fly  •  5 h 18 min

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

$141 - $702

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5 h 43 min

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

$263 - $902

Bus SkyHorse / Jaguar  •  16 h 59 min

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

$93 - $115

Train  •  22 h 10 min

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

$120 - $360

Drive  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Indianapolis 703.6 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $100 - $700 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Dayton Trotwood, OH and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark 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 10 min.

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The distance between Newark and Indianapolis is 639 miles. The road distance is 703.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 59 min and costs $90 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Newark to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Newark to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs $100 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $120 and takes 16 h 59 min, you could also train, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 22 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 638.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Newark to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newark to Indianapolis via New York Penn Station, 34 St - Herald Sq, East Broadway, New York, NY, and Cincinnati, OH in around 16 h 59 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
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 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
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 27 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 46 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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 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 Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$30 - $40
Business Class
$45 - $75
Train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
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 Newark Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $360
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
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
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark, Nj to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Indianapolis is 704 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 50 min to drive from Newark to Indianapolis.

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

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There are 242+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $1 - $2.

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