By plane, you'll fly into Indianapolis International Airport on the West side of town. Actually, you'll land approximately five miles from the airport and just taxi around in the plane the rest of the way.
By car, more major highways run through Indy than anywhere else in the US. Once you hit I-465, the road signs are pretty idiot-proof.
Gotta Have Wheels
Not having a good reliable public transit system is something I really hate about home. If you want to go anywhere, you really need a car. There are some exceptions...
Staying in the Downtown area, you can walk to any number of shops, bars, clubs, sporting events, restaurants, etc. Broad Ripple Village is fun to walk around, but there are no hotels of which I am aware.
Otherwise, you will need a car. Driving in Indianapolis is easy. At worst, if you need over, or cut someone off, just wave. 9 times out of 10, they'll wave or nod back.
Currently Indy is experiencing the Hyperfix. They have closed down most of the highways through the downtown to make some much needed repairs. Traveling through Indy is almost impossible, unless you know the sidestreets. If you must pass through, the suggested routes are on I-465. However, this is also going through some major overhaul on the east/northeast side
It's scheduled to be completed in August, at which point the traffic should lighten up. Average additional commute from the southside is 15 minutes. This decreases the earlier that you get on the road.
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