Getting around Indy

Shuttle Service

PLA will provide shuttle service from its four hotels outside of downtown. Buses will pick-up/drop-off at the front of each hotel and at the Maryland Street Canopy of the Indiana Convention Center (ICC).


For visitors staying in the heart of the city, Go Express Travel Airport Shuttle and IndyGo are options to get from the airport to downtown hotels. Go Express nonstop bus service runs every 30 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for $10 one way. In addition to the airport transfer, the IndyGo bus system operates routes all around the city, for as little as $1.75 per ride.


Taxis are readily available at the airport, Indiana Convention Center, Circle Centre mall and major hotels. A typical fare from the airport to downtown is $35, and a $5 flat rate is available for most trips within the downtown area.


Traffic congestion is a rarity in Indianapolis, and visitors find the city’s street layout straightforward and easy to navigate. Downtown Indianapolis also offers many parking options.

Walking & Biking

National journalists have proclaimed Indy to be one of the most walkable cities in the country. On foot, visitors can reach hundreds of restaurants and attractions from hotels and major meeting venues. An expansive network of climate-controlled skywalks connect the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium with a four-story mall with hundreds of specialty shops and dining options. When visitors want to be outside, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail offers a safe and scenic greenway for bicyclists and pedestrians to reach hotels, dining, shopping and entertainment in the city’s cultural districts. Bicycle rentals are available in White River State Park and at the Indy Bike Hub.

Trolley around Town

Hop on and off a free conference trolley at select downtown sights perfect for the visiting librarian! Special thanks to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and the Indiana Public Library Association. Find out more.