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

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Recommended option

Fly from Philadelphia  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Indianapolis (IND) PHL - IND

$189 - $709

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN

$81 - $182

4 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Indianapolis (IND) BWI - IND

$205 - $594

Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Indianapolis (IND) EWR - IND

$128 - $715

Train  •  21 h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak Cardinal

$110 - $330

Drive  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Indianapolis 648.3 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $180 - $750.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Indianapolis is 938 km. The road distance is 1037 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Philadelphia to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Columbus, OH and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 21 h.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, and Richmond, IN in around 17 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $330
Room
$470 - $650
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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