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

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Indianapolis (IND) DCA - IND

$80 - $235

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Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Indianapolis (IND) IAD - IND

$76 - $282

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Indianapolis (IND) BWI - IND

$178 - $522

Bus  •  16 h 28 min

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

$87 - $193

Train  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Cardinal

$100 - $290

Drive  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Indianapolis 574.4 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Pittsburgh, Pa, Columbus, OH and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 18 h 15 min.

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The distance between Washington and Indianapolis is 494 miles. The road distance is 574.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Washington to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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Washington to Indianapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 28 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 18 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 47 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 493.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Washington to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Indianapolis via Pittsburgh, Pa, Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, and Richmond, IN in around 16 h 28 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
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 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
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 Washington, Dc to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Indianapolis is 574 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 51 min to drive from Washington to Indianapolis.

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Air Canada, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington 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 Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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