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Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis?

Lowest Price$23.00
Fastest Train4h 20m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Indianapolis
4.7
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cardinal report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Nakia
5.0
March 7, 2020Vacation
Pros
I enjoyed the relaxation all around.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
I would advise them to arrive 30 mins before time to depart
Robert
4.0
December 28, 2019Couples trip
Pros
No highway driving!
Cons
The Union Station lady in Chicago was rude and nasty. She yelled at us to move through the door to another room and sit down. This was 10 minutes before the train was scheduled to depart. The lady who took our tickets before that was very nice.
Tips
Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Indianapolis was $34.86. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $3.30 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The distance between Chicago and Indianapolis is approximately 164.92 miles, or 265.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Chicago to Indianapolis?

On Friday trains from Chicago to Indianapolis are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Chicago to Indianapolis?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Indianapolis. On the route to Indianapolis 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Indianapolis, usually offering 2 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Indianapolis with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis, which start at $1.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Chicago to Indianapolis

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis start from $33.00, and on average cost $38.84. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Indianapolis. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Indianapolis trains arrive at 350 S Illinois St,

From Chicago to Indianapolis train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Indianapolis faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 20 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $40.88 for a one-way train ticket to Indianapolis.

Avg. Time
5h 17m
Avg. Price
$38.84

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis start from $23.00, and on average cost $26.08. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Indianapolis. Amtrak Cardinal in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Indianapolis trains arrive at 350 S Illinois St,

From Chicago to Indianapolis train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 4 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Indianapolis faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 20 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Indianapolis on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $26.18 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Avg. Time
4h 54m
Avg. Price
$26.08

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Indianapolis:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains from Chicago arrive in Indianapolis:
  • 350 S Illinois St

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