There are 7 ways to get from Ottawa to Indianapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Indianapolis  •  7 h 12 min

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

$155 - $1,105

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Bus  •  23 h 40 min

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

$89 - $289

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Fly to Fort Wayne, bus  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Fort Wayne (FWA) YOW - FWA
  2. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$182 - $1,162

Train, bus  •  16 h 38 min

  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

$122 - $342

Bus via Marion, IN  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Marion, IN
  4. Take the bus from Marion, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$90 - $252

Train  •  20 h 54 min

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

$177 - $508

Drive  •  14 h 1 min

  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 14 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $200 - $1,500 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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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, Detroit, MI and Marion, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 55 min.

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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 18 h 55 min and costs $110 - $330.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min 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 7 h 12 min and costs $200 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $330 and takes 18 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $700 and takes 20 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min 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: 7 h 12 min

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ottawa to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Toronto, ON, Toronto, On, Detroit, Mi, Detroit, MI, and Marion, IN in around 18 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Fort Wayne via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Fort Wayne via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Fort Wayne via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Fort Wayne via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Fort Wayne via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Indianapolis via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Ottawa to Fort Wayne via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
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
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
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 Fort Wayne, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Marion, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Marion, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
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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
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75
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 Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Toronto, On to Ann Arbor, Mi
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80

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

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

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There are 243+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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