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There are 6 ways to get from Ottawa to Indianapolis by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Indianapolis (IND) YOW - IND

$155 - $1,105

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Bus via Marion, IN  •  18h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Windsor International Transit Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Marion, IN
  4. Take the bus from Marion, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$91 - $200

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Marion, IN
  4. Take the bus from Marion, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$166 - $314

Train  •  21h 27m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  3. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station

$221 - $480

Bus  •  26h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Dearborn Amtrak, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Indianapolis, IN

$99 - $249

Drive  •  14h 1m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Indianapolis 784.7 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 14h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $200 - $1,500 and takes 7h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street, Windsor Transit Terminal, Rosa Parks Transit 49 Eb, Detroit, MI and Marion, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 32m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Indianapolis is 1060 km. The road distance is 1255.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 18h 32m and costs $110 - $270.

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It takes approximately 7h 9m to get from Ottawa to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Ottawa to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Ottawa, ON station.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 7h 9m and costs $200 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $270 and takes 18h 32m, you could also train, which costs $290 - $650 and takes 21h 27m.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 47m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 662.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 9m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Ottawa to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Toronto, ON, Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street, Windsor Transit Terminal, Rosa Parks Transit 49 Eb, Lafayette & 6Th, Detroit, MI, and Marion, IN in around 18h 32m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
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 Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
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
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Marion, IN
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Marion, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Windsor, ON
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$24 - $35
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $60
Refundable
$45 - $70
First Choice Bus Service
Phone
647-561-9346
Website
firstchoicebusservice.com
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Windsor International Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
firstchoicebusservice.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 Toronto, On to Windsor, On
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Toronto, On to Dearborn Amtrak, Mi
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Indianapolis is 1255 km. It takes approximately 14h 1m to drive from Ottawa to Indianapolis.

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

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There are 262+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19m and costs $4.

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