Take note of your transit resources
After a long flight, let us pilot you home
Traveling to the airport is easy with IndyGo. The Route 8 bus makes trips to the Indianapolis International Airport seven days a week, from early morning to late night, with departures from the airport every half hour for most of the day. You can board anywhere along the Route 8, including the Downtown Transit Center, and the fare is $1.75 for a single trip or $0.85 for eligible half-fare riders. To see the entire route, check out the Route 8 map and timetables.
To board at the airport, find Ground Transportation Center, Zone 6:
From the baggage claim on lower level of the terminal, walk through the outside doors to the Ground Transportation Center.
From the upper level of the terminal, pass the check-in counters and walk to the Ground Transportation Center via the enclosed walkway.
Route 8 in Downtown Indianapolis
Route 8 travels along Washington St. from the airport to downtown, an approximately 45-minute trip. Once downtown, Route 8 heads to the Transit Center for easy transfers with any other downtown route in the system. The Transit Center is within a 15-minute walk of most downtown hotels.
Other Mobility Providers
The Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority (CIRTA) connects Indianapolis and its surrounding counties. Through CIRTA, commuters can join carpools and vanpools to make their commute easier. CIRTA also provides transportation to connect IndyGo routes to South Plainfield, North Plainfield, and Whitestown, where many employers are located. To learn more about CIRTA and the Indy Connect: Central Indiana Transportation Initiative, visit the CIRTA website.
The Indiana Pacers Bikeshare provides bikes throughout downtown Indianapolis that users can ride for a fee of $1 plus $0.15 per minute. The Bikeshare provides another way of getting around downtown or getting to and from an IndyGo bus stop. More information and passes are available at pacersbikeshare.org or through the BCycle app.
BlueIndy provides electric cars that users can reserve, drive, and then return at convenient locations throughout the city. BlueIndy cars can be returned at any BlueIndy parking location, meaning you can return the car when you get to your destination—no need to drive it back to your starting point! There are discounted rates for youth and student users, and BlueIndy offers memberships ranging from one day to one year. For more information about the BlueIndy car sharing service, visit the BlueIndy website.
IndyGo is a designated recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding for the Section 5310 “Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities” grant program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides limited transportation grant funds for capital (vehicles) through its Section 5310 grant. The Section 5310 grant program offers federal funding to support capital projects that provide transportation to older individuals and those with disabilities. Here is the 2019 Grant Application.
IndyGo is the designated recipient of the Section 5310 funds and is responsible for grant administration and distributions in the Indianapolis Urbanized Area. Eligible recipients of these funds include:
- Private not-for-profit organizations
- Authorized units of local government
To be considered, projects must be derived from the Indianapolis area Coordinated Transportation Plan. Projects also require local matching funds of 20% of the total project cost.
If your organization is seeking funding under Section 5310, the organization must complete a grant application and attend a mandatory “Call for Projects” meeting. All applicants must have or will provide a Title VI (Civil Rights) Plan and must offer transportation services within the Indianapolis Urbanized Area. Both private, non-profit corporations and eligible local public bodies may apply for the grants. For more information on the application requirements or grant administration process, you can review the Calendar Year 2019 Call for Projects or contact Ryan Gallagher, Senior Service Planner (317.614.9334 or firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also contact Ryan Wilhite at email@example.com.