Travel from Indianapolis to Saint Paul

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$69 | 16h 21min Flight$289 | 5h 58min Bus78 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$69
    16h 21min · 91 lb of CO2
  2. Train$109
    11h 45min · 129 lb of CO2
  3. Flight$289
    5h 58min · 537 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$68
    8h 42min · 99 lb of CO2

Indianapolis to Saint Paul Buses

bus tickets from Indianapolis to Saint Paul

$69 · 16h 21min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $69
Travel Duration
16h 21min

bus tickets from Indianapolis to Minneapolis

$70 · 16h 35min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $70
Travel Duration
16h 35min

bus tickets from Indianapolis to Bloomington

$100 · 14h 1min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $100
Travel Duration
14h 1min

bus tickets from Indianapolis to Burnsville

$100 · 13h 57min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $100
Travel Duration
13h 57min

Indianapolis to Saint Paul Trains

train tickets from Indianapolis to Saint Paul

$109 · 11h 45min
AmtrakAmtrak IND train to MSP
Train Tickets
About $109
Travel Duration
11h 45min
Indianapolis - IND
Amtrak from IND to CHIAmtrak · 3h 48minCardinal
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to MSPAmtrak · 7h 57minEmpire Builder
Saint Paul - MSP

Indianapolis to Saint Paul Flights

bus tickets from IND to MSP

$289 · 5h 58min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $289
Travel Duration
5h 58min

Drive from Indianapolis to Saint Paul

Driving from Indianapolis to Saint Paul

$68 · 8h 42min

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.

Our recommendation 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.

Indianapolis to Saint Paul MN - take the train or bus?

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.

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