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Indianapolis, IN Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 160
Total Sleeping Rooms 20,203
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,005
Committable Meeting Rooms* 83
Convention Center Space 1,029,924 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 749,600 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 98,154 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $119
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $54
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $182
*Maximum for a single hotel

Indianapolis, IN Airport Information

Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

Easily accessible by a number of interstate highways and immediately off the beltway surrounding the city, Indianapolis International Airport provides convenient access to the city for 8.5 million travelers each year. As the largest airport in Indiana, it offers 135 daily departures, with nonstop service to 51 cities across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Opened in 2008, the Colonel H. Weir Cook Terminal provides 44 domestic gates and two international gates and allows international arrivals to be processed through customs in the main passenger terminal, a first in the history of the airport. The opening of the terminal also brought the Delta Sky Club.

Airline carriers serving Indianapolis International Airport

  • Air Canada
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • One Jet
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines

Indianapolis, IN Train Information

Indianapolis Union Station

Amtrak services Indianapolis via the Cardinal/Hoosier State line. The line runs between New York City and Chicago with stops in 32 cities, including Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati. The Cardinal/Hoosier State train departs from New York City Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Indianapolis, IN Ground Transportation


Visitors to Indianapolis can move around the city easily via IndyGo, the public transportation system. Carrying 9 million passengers each year, the network consists of 28 bus routes with more than 5,000 stops. Among the more popular routes are the Red Line, which runs between downtown and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and the Green Line Express route between downtown and Indianapolis International Airport. Fares are $1.75 per trip on most routes. Single-day, 10-trip, seven-day, and 31-day passes are available.

GO Express Travel

The GO Express Travel airport shuttle service is available for $10 one-way.


Escaping the elements and touring the city is a breeze with Indianapolis' skywalks. The network of elevated and covered walkways connects points of interest across the downtown area, including the Indiana Convention Center, Circle Centre Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, and 12 hotels.

Rental Cars

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Car Rental, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty Car Rental all service the airport. Counters are located on the lower level of the terminal, across from the baggage claim carousels.


Taxi fares from Indianapolis International Airport to downtown average $25 to $50. There is a minimum fare of $15 for all taxis leaving the airport. Taxi service is available at the curb at the terminal's lower level, outside baggage claim.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Bloomington, IN 53 mi 1 hr 23 min 3 hr 05 min USD $350+
Cincinnati, OH 112 mi 1 hr 50 min 3 hr 15 min USD $450+
Dayton, OH 118 mi 1 hr 56 min 4 hr 44 min USD $380+
Columbus, OH 175 mi 2 hr 53 min 2 hr 40 min USD $230+
Chicago, IL 184 mi 3 hr 5 min 55 min USD $290+
Nashville, TN 289 mi 4 hr 27 min 2 hr 45 min USD $390+
Detroit, MI 319 mi 4 hr 55 min 1 hr 7 min USD $370+
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