Indianapolis to Saint Paul Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $69
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 58min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 78 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 503 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Bus
$69 · 16h 21min · 91 lb of CO2
Indianapolis to Saint Paul
+4 more options
$
Train
$109 · 11h 45min · 129 lb of CO2
IND to MSP
Flight
$289 · 5h 58min · 537 lb of CO2
IND to MSP

Indianapolis to Saint Paul Flights

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

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Saint Paul from Indianapolis, a flight is the quickest method.

Drive
$68 · 8h 42min · 99 lb of CO2
Indianapolis to Saint Paul

Drive from Indianapolis to Saint Paul

It's 503 miles between Indianapolis to Saint Paul. On a typical day, it might take between 8h 42min and 9h 8min from Indianapolis to Saint Paul under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 9h 34min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Saint Paul 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 $67.

What is the best way to travel from Indianapolis to Saint Paul?

The are 7 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Indianapolis to Saint Paul. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Indianapolis to Saint Paul?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train, flight or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Is the train or the bus better from Indianapolis to Saint Paul MN?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Indianapolis to Saint Paul. 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 Saint Paul is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Indianapolis/Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Indianapolis to Saint Paul is by bus. The bus costs $69 roughly and will take 16 hours 21 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Indianapolis to Saint Paul?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Indianapolis area and Saint Paul, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 11 hours 45 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 Saint Paul by car?

The total distance between Indianapolis and Saint Paul is 503 miles and will take you about 8 hours 42 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $68.

Travel companies on this route

Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Indianapolis to Saint Paul
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
Social