Transportation in Greenwood, IN

Efficient transportation systems keep Greenwood-area residents and commerce well connected to the Indy metropolitan area — and the world.

Interstates and Highways

Interstates 465 (encircling the Indy metro area) and 65 (running north-south, connecting sea ports at the Gulf of Mexico to Chicago) have a major interchange on the Southside, and I-65 offers five exits to the Greenwood area. Indiana’s Interstate 69 expansion (in progress) will parallel Greenwood’s west side and include three interchanges. We’re also 20 minutes from east-west interstates 70 and 74.

US Highway 31 and Indiana State Roads 135 and 37 are major north-south highways connecting Greenwood to Indianapolis to the north, and Bloomington (Ind.), Columbus (Ind.), Louisville (Ky.) and points in between to the south. These highways are major retail, service, office, agribusiness and residential corridors that move thousands of drivers daily.

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The Indianapolis public bus system, IndyGo, has local routes from Greenwood to downtown Indianapolis, with connectors to the Indy area. Access Johnson County, a unique on-demand, door-to-door public transportation system, also serves the greater Greenwood area.

Greyhound buses depart from Indy to destinations across the United States. Megabus serves Indy travelers with daily round trips to Chicago, Louisville (Ky.), Nashville (Tenn.), Columbus (Ohio), and Cincinnati (Ohio).

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Rail passengers can travel on Amtrak to destinations across the U.S. The downtown Indianapolis station features a ticket office, indoor waiting, baggage service/storage, Quick-Trak kiosk, restrooms and long-term parking.

Two short-line railroads, Louisville Indiana Railroad, and Indiana Rail Road, provide north-south access for commercial shippers.

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Because of its intimate setting and close proximity to downtown Indianapolis (in fact, it’s the closest airport to downtown), it is not uncommon for national political figures, international business leaders, and entertainment and sports celebrities to travel to Indianapolis by way of Greenwood Airport (KHFY). The airport features a 5,001-foot runway, 3-acre ramp, modern terminal, aircraft maintenance services, ground transportation and more. The airport also offers chartered business flights and an accredited aviation school.

Major commercial airline passengers will find the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) an easy 25-minute drive from Greenwood. The airport averages 145 daily flights to 51 nonstop destinations on eight major airlines. In 2017, approximately 8.8 million passengers were served at IND. The eighth-largest cargo center in the United States, IND is home of the second-largest FedEx Express operation in the world. More than 2 billion pounds of cargo were managed at IND in 2017. It is an important catalyst for economic development in central Indiana and the Midwestern region.

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Port (commercial shipping)

Located approximately 95 miles south of Greenwood on the Ohio River, Port of Indiana (Jeffersonville) offers 12-month access to the Gulf of Mexico through the inland waterway system and a direct interstate connection (I-65 to I-265). In addition to domestic barge service, the port offers international service to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America, via the Ohio/Mississippi rivers' connection to the Gulf of Mexico.

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