Indianapolis has an electric car sharing program called BlueIndy .
They are located at charging stations scattered around 200 location in the city.
You rent them for 20 minutes for as low as $4, and then 20 cents a minute thereafter.
You are also guaranteed a parking spot.
They are equipped with GPS.
|Information for visitors who fly into Indianapolis:
|Indianapolis has a public bus system called IndyGo.
Some of them are electric. They have bicycle racks.
|Rent A Car? Or Take A Taxi?
|Ask the hotels if they offer a courtesy shuttle service to and from the airport.
Many hotels offer this service for free!
IF you will be staying downtown and have no plans to leave the city.
It would probably be wiser to take a shuttle to your hotel and then use taxis to get around.
IF you will be drinking a lot of alcohol during your visit. a cab will be safest.
Airport Shuttle Busses
Nonstop service from airport to
downtown hotels and Convention
Center for $10.
Indianapolis' bus system will get
you downtown for around $2.
Ball State University
They can also get you to many
Note: Unlike a big city, you will be able to find a parking spot.
Note: When parking downtown, you must pay a meter from Monday to Saturday, 7am - 9pm.
Note: Indianapolis streets and highways are layed out logically, there are few winding or diagonal roads.
Note: Indianapolis is extremely flat, there are no hills in central or northern Indiana.
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|Indianapolis Limousine Serivces
644-6343 888 LX-LIMO-2
|Indianapolis Rent-a-Car Companies
Rental Car Tax is 17% in Indianapolis.
The tax is lower in surrounding counties.
It costs a lot more to rent a car at the airport than from
the same rental agency a mile away. (It is that way in
Enterprise Car Rental have a branch near the airport at
7101 W Washington Street. This location's rental rates
may save you over a $100.
This is an alternative to taxis. People use a smart phone app to schedule a pickup.
Drivers are eveyday people who use their own personal vehicles. It is cheaper than taxis
and you get to choose your driver. However they are unregulated and their prices go up
drastically depending upon demand.
There are two ride-share programs in Indianapolis :
Personal Driver Service - "We drive your car, so you don't have to."
You can reserve a driver for the evening, a Pick Up Service (If you drive somewhere,
they will send out two drivers to take you AND your car back home and simply a car
pickup service if you had to leave your car somewhere the night before.
Reserve a driver by going to www.dryver.com or call 877-823-6933.
There are bike trails as well as bike lanes in Indianapolis.
Indiana Pacers Bikeshare - 25 locations around downtown Indy. It is designed for short (less than 30
minutes) trips rather than an all day rental.
Wheel Fun Rentals at White River Sate Park in downtown Indianapolis. They also rent boats and surreys.
You can rent by the hour, half-day or full-day.
The HandleBar - Unique experience where a group sits at a mobile bar and peddle around to bars.
You can drink your own beer while pedaling. Now has electric assist pedaling.
The city sets meter rates at $2 per mile and 40¢ per minute
and 65¢ for each additional passenger.
There's a minimum $15 charge for a taxi at the airport.
If you wish to file a complaint with a taxi service for over
charging or something, you should take a photo of the driver
and his license.
May 2016 - BlueIndy has installed its
electric car-sharing station, with 20
parking spaces on the fifth floor of
the garage at Indianapolis
INDY 500 - You can park at the Indianapolis International Airport and get a round-trip bus ride to the
Speedway on Race Day to avoid driving in traffic and parking fees. For information, go to my
Indy 500 Shuttles web page. You can also take a taxi cab.
Also check out my Speedway Parking web page for more information on parking at the Speedway.
Uber Base Car Price:
Cost Per Mile
Cost Per Minute
Lyft Base Car Price:
Cost Per Mile
Cost Per Minute
Note: Downtown Indy is a very "walk friendly" place which includes a skywalk and tunnel system that
connects hotels with restaurants, shopping, entertainment and more, while keeping you out of any
IF you will be doing much traveling, such as across the city every day, or if you will be traveling to other
nearby cities, renting a car will be much cheaper than hiring a taxi.
Limos that specify the Indy 500
|Getting to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
|Busses to Neighboring Cities
|Indianapolis Limousine Services
Uber has a booking fee of $1.50.
They have larger or luxury
vehicles available at
Lyft has a trust and service fee of $1.55.
They have larger vehicles
available to higher prices.
Uber and Lyft
Neither's Web Site lists prices any longer.
You must enter pick-up and destination addresses to get an estimate.
However, they listed the following rates on August 2016:
For each succeeding quarter-mile
Waiting time per minute