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

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  4 h 27 min

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

$189 - $709

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Bus  •  16 h 40 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

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Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 26 min

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

$128 - $715

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 11 min

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

$205 - $594

Train  •  21 h

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

$110 - $330

Drive  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Indianapolis 648.3 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

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 16 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station 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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The distance between Philadelphia and Indianapolis is 586 miles. The road distance is 648.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Philadelphia to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 21 h.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 57 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 586.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and two 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 16 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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 Newark to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station 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

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 Philadelphia, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Indianapolis is 648 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 45 min to drive from Philadelphia to Indianapolis.

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

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There are 239+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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