Hoosier State

  • Indianapolis
  • Chicago
5 hours 4 times a week

The savvy traveler's favorite way to go between Chicago and Indianapolis. Running runs four times per week between Chicago and Indianapolis, the Hoosier State is great for students looking for a hassle-free ride or travelers just looking to relax and enjoy the scenery. Choose your own adventure as you explore the destinations along the way. Whether you like the energy of vibrant big cities to the gentle calm of small towns, there's something for everyone.

Business Class on the Hoosier State

Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class on the Hoosier State and you'll have access to exclusive amenities such as a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members and seating in a dedicated car.

Travel between Indy and the Windy City with ease and in comfort. From the halls of the Indiana State Capital to lecture halls at Purdue, Northwestern and the University of Chicago, the Hoosier State travels past Indiana’s towering corn fields to the towering skyscrapers of downtown Chicago.

“Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.” — Indiana native John Wooden

Features & Amenities

Amenities vary by train.

Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.

See the Complete Pet Program Guidelines