Travel & Transportation

Getting To and From Indianapolis


By Air

Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

The LEED-certified Indianapolis International Airport is a short, low-traffic, 15-minute drive from downtown. One of the country’s most environmentally friendly airports is the most passenger-friendly as well. Air travelers receive a rousing greeting to the city when they arrive at Indianapolis International Airport. The US$1.1 billion Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal opened in 2008 as the first airport terminal designed after 9/11. It combines state-of-the-art security measures with soaring, smart design and public artwork. The Indianapolis International Airport has been consistently named the best airport in North America.

By Bus


Megabus offers city-to-city bus tickets for as low as US$1 for your travel around North America. The Megabus model was designed with the customer in mind, with luxury double-deckers offering free Wi-Fi, at-seat power outlets, panoramic windows, and a green alternative way to travel. Travel to Indianapolis from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Nashville.


Greyhound’s iconic brand is synonymous with affordable long-distance travel in North America and a unique national network. The Indianapolis Bus Station is less than a five-minute walk from the Indianapolis Convention Center.

By Train


Amtrak offers a unique travel experience. Enjoy wide seats, plug-in power, big windows, and plenty of room to get up and stretch your legs. Amtrak has two routes stopping in Indianapolis: The Cardinal route and the Hoosier State route.

By Car


Known as the Crossroads of America, Indy is within a day’s drive of more than half of the country’s population. Traffic congestion is a rarity in Indianapolis, and visitors find the city’s street layout straightforward and easy to navigate. Downtown features more than 70,000 parking spots. (Reserve your spot now with Spot Hero)

International Attendees

If you are visiting the United States from outside of the country and do not have United States citizenship, you may require a visa.

Print out GSA’s personalized 2018 Annual Meeting Letter of Invitation. If you require additional information on your invitation letter in order to obtain approval to travel or for your visa, please contact us.


Guaranteed parking reservations

SpotHero.pngGSA has partnered with Spot Hero to allow attendees to purchase parking passes at many convenient locations within easy walking distance to the convention center for the 2018 Annual Meeting. Inventory is limited and garages will fill up prior to the meeting, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase parking passes for the meeting in advance, if driving.

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the GSA Annual Meeting SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app.

Getting Around Indy

Go Express Travel Airport Shuttle

This express, nonstop bus service runs airport to downtown every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. for $12 one way. Passengers aboard the shuttle at Zone 7 of the airport’s Ground Transportation Center. Cash payments not accepted, credit cards only. 

IndyGo Bus System

Bus routes operate all around the city, including a fixed route to and from the airport, for as little as $1.75 per ride. IndyGo’s new Transit Center opened in June 2016 as a hub for public transit in the city.


Taxis are readily available at the airport, Indiana Convention Center, Circle Centre mall, and major hotels. A typical fare from airport to downtown is $35, and select taxi companies offer a $5 flat rate fare for trips within downtown (bordered by the White River, 12th Street, I-65, and I-70).

Uber and Lyft

Car service in addition to traditional taxis is available through Uber and Lyft. Both app-based services connect visitors with resident drivers. Requesting and paying for the ride are done via your mobile phone.