Ease of Travel to Indy

With only two months to go until we come together for METALCON 2022, it’s time to make your travel plans to Indy. Traveling to and around Indianapolis is easy, convenient and affordable. Known as the “Crossroads of America,” Indy is within a day’s drive of over half of the country’s population and for those arriving by air, there are currently 11 airlines with service with over 50 non-stop US destinations to the Indianapolis International Airport.

Credit: VisitIndy

Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

One of the country’s most environmentally friendly airports is the most passenger-friendly as well. The $1.1 billion Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal opened in 2008 as the first airport terminal designed after 9/11. It combines state-of-the-art security measures with soaring, smart design and public artwork. The Indianapolis International Airport has been consistently named the best airport in North America and is located an easy 15 minutes from the convention district. Click HERE for a list of airlines and destinations.


Indy is within a day’s drive of over half of the country’s population. Traffic congestion is a rarity in Indianapolis, and visitors find the city’s street layout straightforward and easy to navigate. Downtown features over 70,000 parking spots.


IndyGo provides bus service with over 30 fixed routes from their downtown transportation hub. The new Red Line is the city’s first bus transit line with electric buses, platform level boarding, and high frequency service to 13 miles stretching from Broad Ripple in the north, through the heart of Indy’s convention district, to the University of Indianapolis in the south.

Megabus and Greyhound terminals are also located downtown.


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. Car service in addition to taxis is available through Uber and Lyft. Both app-based services connect visitors with resident drivers.

Environmentally-friendly Ways – A Walkable City

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 the hotels and convention center. An expansive network of climate-controlled skywalks connect the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium with 4,700 hotel rooms and 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.  

Indiana Pacers Bikeshare has 25 stations sprinkled across the city, with another 23 coming online in 2019. Most stations are positioned along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, making access easy and convenient.

Photo credit: Scott Crone; VisitIndy

Whether by plane, car, or bus, we look forward to seeing you at METALCON 2022, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 2 FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING.

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