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St. Louis to Indianapolis drive

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  St. Louis
 Greenville (Illinois)
 Terre Haute
 Cloverdale (Indiana)
 Gray Brothers Cafeteria
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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St. Louis to Indianapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from St. Louis to Indianapolis. If you're planning a road trip to Indianapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between St. Louis and Indianapolis. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between St. Louis and Indianapolis. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in St. Louis
drive for about 57 minutes

9:57 am  Greenville (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:57 am
drive for about 53 minutes

11:50 am  Altamont
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:50 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:53 pm  Casey
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:53 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

3:42 pm  Terre Haute
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:42 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

5:21 pm  Cloverdale (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:21 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

6:57 pm  eat at Gray Brothers Cafeteria
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:57 pm
drive for about 30 minutes

8:27 pm  arrive in Indianapolis

driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Saint Louis, Missouri.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Greenville (Illinois)



Terre Haute  (2 answers)

Cloverdale (Indiana)

Gray Brothers Cafeteria

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Indianapolis, Indiana.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Indianapolis?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Indianapolis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?  (6 answers)

profile  Kira from Los Angeles asked:
Awesome food trucks?  (3 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Indianapolis?  (3 answers)

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Indianapolis.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Indianapolis to St. Louis drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of St. Louis? Try searching for places within 4 hours of St. Louis.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from St. Louis to Indianapolis. Or get a full St. Louis to Indianapolis flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know St. Louis well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about St. Louis!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 242 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 41 minutes
Indianapolis is 1 hour ahead of St. Louis
62 St. Louis travel answers
1 Greenville (Illinois) travel answer
1 Altamont travel answer
2 Terre Haute travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers


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