Cheap train tickets fromChicago to Indianapolis

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traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis by train

Cheapest price$22.00
Shortest Duration4h 54m
Trips per day2
train carriers3
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to Indianapolis were $32.89. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average $5.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Indianapolis by train is at 5:00 PM on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 4:00 PM on Friday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Chicago to Indianapolis?

On average there are 2 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Chicago to Indianapolis, with an average of 1 trip per day and 20 monthly trips. 3 train carriers currently travel from Chicago to Indianapolis. Of the 2 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Chicago start at $1.00.

train lines that run from Chicago to Indianapolis

Amtrak Hoosier State

Amtrak Hoosier State operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to Indianapolis. The average Amtrak Hoosier State ticket to Indianapolis costs $29.80. Cheap Amtrak Hoosier State tickets to Indianapolis are available on Wanderu starting from $22.00. In Chicago, Amtrak Hoosier State departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Indianapolis, Amtrak Hoosier State arrives at 350 S Illinois St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Hoosier State from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 4 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Hoosier State offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $34.12 for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Amtrak Hoosier State
Amtrak Hoosier State
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Avg. Time
4h 54m
Avg. Price
$29.80

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to Indianapolis. The average Amtrak Cardinal ticket to Indianapolis costs $26.08. Cheap Amtrak Cardinal tickets to Indianapolis are available on Wanderu starting from $22.00. In Chicago, Amtrak Cardinal departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Indianapolis, Amtrak Cardinal arrives at 350 S Illinois St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Cardinal from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 4 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Cardinal offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $28.22 for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Amtrak Cardinal
Amtrak Cardinal
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
4h 54m
Avg. Price
$26.08

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to Indianapolis. The average Amtrak ticket to Indianapolis costs $46.42. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Indianapolis are available on Wanderu starting from $43.00. In Chicago, Amtrak departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Indianapolis, Amtrak arrives at 350 S Illinois St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 6 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Indianapolis in 4 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $51.13 for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 20m
Avg. Price
$46.42

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Chicago. Most train trips to Indianapolis will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in Indianapolis at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. 350 S Illinois St are the main train stations in Indianapolis for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • 350 S Illinois St