iFC 2018 - Travel


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By Road

For directions to Indianapolis Marriott East, enter your starting point in Google Maps' driving directions. Check below for parking information.

By Air

IndyFurCon is a 23 mile drive from fastest street route is 25 minutes without traffic. The fastest route may vary, as there are two short routes.

IndyGo bus is the absolute cheapest ground transportation at $3.50 for a 2-bus trip (or $4 for a 1 day pass) but the fastest bus route takes 1.5 to 2 hours.

From IND to the hotel, UberX is estimated $28-$37. Lyft is estimated $37.
From the hotel to IND, UberX is estimated $26-$34. Lyft is estimated $34.
Lyft and Uber may have coupons for credit towards your first ride with the service. If you find a promo code that works, let us know so we can post it here and tweet it from @IndyFurCon.

Taxis are estimated $50 fare + $7.50 15% tip + $0.65 per each additional passenger.

By Bus

Greyhound may have multiple cheap bus options. For example, Chicago to Indianapolis is $41 round-trip (as of July 26, 2015) with 7-8 busses per day on Thursday and Monday. Transportation to/from the hotel is $3.50 and 1 hour via IndyGo bus (or $4 for a 1 day pass) or an estimated $16 and 15 minutes via Lyft or Uber. Greyhound allows 1 carry-on and 1 checked bag with size and weight restrictions matching airlines'.

By Train

Amtrak from Chicago for $38 round-trip (as of July 26, 2015) is the only reasonable option with checked baggage. 50 Cardinal departs Thursday 5:45pm - 11:50pm. 51 Cardinal returns Mon 6:00am - 10:05am. IndyGo does not run between 12am and 6am, so Lyft or Uber is the cheapest option between downtown and the hotel at an estimated $16 each way.


Your Marriott reservation includes one complimentary parking permit for parking west and south of the hotel. Additional parking permits are available for $10/day. Vehicles without a parking permit can park for free in the visitor lot between the Marriott and La Quinta.