Transportation & Parking
Getting Here and Getting Around is Easy
First impressions matter, and thankfully Indianapolis is home to the top airport in North America according to Airports Council International. Once at the airport, it is short 15-minute drive to Indy's downtown convention campus. Getting around the city is best accomplished with a pair or shoes, but for those looking for alternatives this is your guide to navigating Indianapolis.
As the first airport designed after 9/11, IND combines state-of-the-art security measures with smart design and plenty of public art. Speedy service, great restaurants, and plenty of shops to find that perfect souvenir have earned the airport a wall full of accolades, including Best Airport in North America by Airports Council International (eight years running), and by J.D. Power and Associates (two of four years), Best Overall Passenger Experience by J.D. Power and Associates, and Best Airport in America by Condé Nast Traveler the past five years. It's also the world’s first LEED certified airport and boasts the fastest free Wi-Fi of all U.S. airports.
IndyGo provides bus service with over 30 fixed routes from their downtown transportation hub. The new Red Line is the city's first bus transit line with electric buses, platform level boarding, and high frequency service to 13 miles stretching from Broad Ripple in the north, through the heart of Indy's convention district, to the University of Indianapolis in the south.
Known as the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis is within a day’s drive of over half of the U.S. population and within three hours of Chicago, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Traffic congestion is a rarity, visitors find the city’s grid layout straightforward, and downtown features over 73,000 parking spots.
Away.com named Indianapolis one of the best cities to see from a bicycle, thanks to the city’s flat landscape, innovative Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and abundance of bike paths. Some hotels offer guests complimentary bikes, or they are available at two convenient rental locations and through the new Pacers Bike Share Program.
National journalists have proclaimed Indy one of the most walkable downtowns in the country. On foot, visitors can reach hundreds of restaurants and attractions from their hotel and meeting space. An expansive network of climate-controlled skywalks connecting 4,700 hotel rooms to the convention center, Lucas Oil Stadium, a four-story mall, and restaurants keep it walkable in all weather.