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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3 h 58 min

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

$80 - $235

Cheapest option

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

4 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 8 min

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

$178 - $522

Bus  •  17 h 11 min

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

$85 - $198

Train  •  18 h 15 min

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

$100 - $290

Drive  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Indianapolis 574.4 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Indianapolis is to fly which costs $75 - $240 and takes 3 h 58 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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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Washington to Indianapolis, including transfers.

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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, Dayton Trotwood, OH and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 11 min.

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

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

American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Washington to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Indianapolis via Pittsburgh, Pa, Dayton Trotwood, Oh, Dayton Trotwood, OH, and Richmond, IN in around 17 h 11 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
3 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
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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
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
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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