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There are 6 ways to get from St. Louis to Indianapolis by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Champaign-Urbana to Indianapolis 8890 / ...

$50 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Terre Haute, In 1684
  2. Take the bus from Terre Haute, IN to Indianapolis, IN Terre Haute

$43 - $81

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bloomington-Normal, IL to Indianapolis 8890 / ...

$67 - $134

Train  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station Hoosier State / ...

$91 - $228

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Indianapolis 243.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Indianapolis (IND) STL - IND

$154 - $804

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at Indianapolis via Champaign-Urbana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Louis station to Indianapolis station. However, there are services departing from St. Louis Gateway Station and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 34 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Indianapolis is 232 miles. The road distance is 243.1 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Indianapolis without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $50 - $95.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from St. Louis to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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St. Louis to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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St. Louis to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis Gateway Station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Indianapolis is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $50 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $230 and takes 11 h 34 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $850 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 231.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Champaign, Il and Champaign-Urbana in around 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago Union Station in around 11 h 34 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
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.

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 St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Terre Haute, In
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Champaign-Urbana to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bloomington-Normal, IL to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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St. Louis to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis station.

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Indianapolis is 1 h ahead of St. Louis. It is currently 9:37 AM in St. Louis and 10:37 AM in Indianapolis.

St. Louis to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Indianapolis is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from St. Louis to Indianapolis.

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

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There are 245+ hotels available in Indianapolis. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to St. Louis Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs $3.

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