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There are 5 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$51 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus via University of Cincinnati, OH  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to University of Cincinnati, OH
  3. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN

$50 - $104

3 alternative options

Train  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$115 - $301

Drive  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis 360 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Indianapolis (IND) PIT - IND

$155 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Columbus, OH and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis is 331 miles. The road distance is 360 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 40 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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

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Pittsburgh to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Pittsburgh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis is to bus which takes 8 h 40 min and costs $50 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $310 and takes 15 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $310 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 330.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, and Richmond, IN in around 8 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Chicago Union Station in around 15 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
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
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
Bus from Columbus, OH to University of Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Indianapolis is 360 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $3.

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