Indianapolis to Ann Arbor Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $38
Fastest Way Flight — 3h 58min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 33 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 214 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Hoosier Ride, Southwest Airlines, United
Bus
$38 · 6h 4min · 34 lb of CO2
Indianapolis to Ann Arbor
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Train
$84 · 8h 27min · 93 lb of CO2
IND to ARB
+1 more option
Flight
$126 · 3h 58min · 356 lb of CO2
IND to DTW

Indianapolis to Ann Arbor Flights

There are 1 airports — IND — that make sense to fly out of from Indianapolis and 1 airports — DTW — to access Ann Arbor. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IND.

Southwest Airlines, United operate flights which can help you travel from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor.

The cheapest way by air is via Southwest Airlines and flies from Indianapolis Intl (IND) to Detroit Metro Wayne Co (DTW). United flies from Indianapolis Intl (IND) to Detroit Metro Wayne Co (DTW) and is the quickest flight to get you from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Ann Arbor from Indianapolis, a flight is the quickest method.

Drive
$29 · 3h 54min · 45 lb of CO2
Indianapolis to Ann Arbor

Drive from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor

It's 215 miles between Indianapolis to Ann Arbor. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 54min and 4h 5min from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 4h 17min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Ann Arbor by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $28.

What is the best way to travel from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor?

The are 8 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Indianapolis towards Ypsilanti, as it is the cheapest to Ann Arbor. It's common to find tickets for as low as $38. Hoosier Ride operates from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor?

On your trip from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor MI?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Ann Arbor is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Indianapolis/Ann Arbor buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Indianapolis is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Indianapolis IN and Ann Arbor during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Ann Arbor traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Ann Arbor is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor is by bus. The bus costs $38 roughly and will take 21 hours 19 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Indianapolis area and Ann Arbor, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 8 hours 27 minutes. We recommend catching the train at IND Indianapolis Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from Indianapolis. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor by car?

The total distance between Indianapolis and Ann Arbor is 215 miles and will take you about 3 hours 54 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $29.

How is it from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor MI?

It is about 210 miles as the crow flies from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor.  
By bus, it is a six-hour journey.  By train, it will take you over 8 hours, which does not include connection time - as there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor.  To help you make this trip, you can find a bunch of different options with Greyhound, Amtrak, Hoosier Ride, Southwest Airlines, or United airlines.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Bus
Hoosier Ride Hoosier Ride from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor
Useful Links Reservations Map Coverage Website
General800-544-2383
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Flight
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor
Flight
United United from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor
Useful Links Map Reservations Coverage Baggage Website
Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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