The driving distance from Chicago, Illinois to Indianapolis, Indiana is:

184 miles / 296 km

Powered by MediaAlpha 
reverse locations

Map of driving directions from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN

Click here to show map

View a map with driving directions using your preferred map provider: Google Maps, Bing Maps, or MapQuest. You can use to get the full driving distance from Chicago to Indianapolis with directions.

More trip calculations

rent a car to Indianapolis, IN

Driving distance from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN

The total driving distance from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN is 184 miles or 296 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois. It ends in Indianapolis, Indiana.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

You can also calculate the cost of driving from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.

If you're meeting a friend, you might be interested in finding the city that is halfway between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN.

Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN.

Lafayette IN is located 63 miles from Indianapolis and 108 miles southeast of Chicago. It makes a great summer road trip stop if you like agritourism.

Get cherries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines and freshly baked pies from Annie’s Orchard store open from June through August. Awesome Acres has seasonal hours from Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 6pm. It is a roadside market with tomatoes, corn, green beans and melon. And a “you-pick” tomatoes option as well.

For farm tours check out WISER Tour where they will take you for a tour of the Meadow Lake Wind Farm in White County or a Clean Energy Tour. The Clegg Memorial Garden has Indiana native plants, natural trails and bridges that opens daily until dusk, year round. Admission is free.
Fair Oaks Farms offers The Dairy Adventure and The Pig Adventure. The Dairy Adventure gives you a tour of a modern working dairy farm and The Pig Adventure gives you the opportunity to have hands-on experiences like sonogram, hang out with pigs and watch the birthing process.

Check out the seasonal farmers’ markets like Historic Lafayette Farmers Market, Purdue University Farmers Market and West Lafayette Farmers Market.

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities

Indianapolis, Indiana

City: Indianapolis
State: Indiana
Country: United States
Category: cities

Driving distance calculator

Travelmath helps you find driving distances based on actual directions for your road trip. You can get the distance between cities, airports, states, countries, or zip codes to figure out the best route to travel to your destination. Combine this information with the fuel cost tool to find out how much it will cost you to drive the distance, or compare the results to the straight line distance to determine whether it's better to drive or fly. You can print out pages with a travel map.