Wheelchair Accessible Transportation
There are a variety of very wheelchair friendly transportation options in and around Indianapolis. Whether you are looking to visit city attractions or tour one of the many local landmarks - your guaranteed an accessible, comfortable transportation experience. Below you will find the information you need to make Indianapolis easily accessible.
Are you looking to purchase an accessible van? Watch my video review before you shop? You will be shocked with my conclusions.
Metro Bus System
Jim's Comments: IndyGo is the Indianapolis metro bus transit system and all of its buses are wheelchair accessible. IndyGo's Route 8 offers accessible buses from the airport to downtown 7 days a week.
Accessible Van Rentals
Superior Van & Mobility Phone: (800) 508-8267
Jim's Comments: Accessible van rentals are a bit expensive and cost $100-$150 per day plus mileage. Many charge an additional $50-$90 for airport delivery and pick-up services. Some rental companies will not add hand controls or provide transfer/swivel seats, preferring to rent to able bodied persons who drive persons confined to wheelchairs.
Private Bus System
Go Express Travel (Go Green)
Go Express Travel, formerly Bloomington Shuttle, provides superior ground transportation services throughout Indiana and Chicagoland. Our customers expect nothing less than an immaculate, late model vehicle, driven by an impeccable, professional chauffeur. Our rate of repeat business signifies that we have what it takes to impress the most discriminating customers. We offer Indianapolis Airport Shuttle services for boarding in Bloomington, IN or for boarding at the Indianapolis Airport.
Jim's Comments: Go Express offers an accessible bus (with a lift) from the Indy airport to downtown Indy for $10 but service is limited and not all buses are accessible. They operate out of Bloomington Indiana but have about 6 buses serving the Indianapolis area and about 50% are wheelchair accessible. You need to call them in advance so they schedule an accessible bus. Frankly, after speaking with them, I'm not sure I'd trust them.
Yellow Indianapolis Cab
Phone: (317) 487-7777
Jim's Comments: The Yellow Indianapolis Cab company offers ADA compliant Ford Windstar vehicles with fully modified lowered floor and rear-entry access. The Taxis can accommodate up to 6 riders including the driver and one passenger in a wheelchair. now even has a mobile app for calling a wheelchair accessible taxi (which I haven't yet tried). Please let me know if it actually works.
350 South Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (800) 872-7245
Jim's Comments: Amtrak is essentially owned and operated by the U.S. Government. It is very aware of ADA regulations and is quite accommodating of wheelchairs. Seating for wheelchairs is limited so call in advance and inform Amtrak of any special needs. Seating is on the lower level on specific railway cars equipped with fully ADA compliant restrooms.
- Certain cars are also equipped for overnight wheelchair passenger sleeping. There is a small separate room which includes an accessible bathroom.
- All trains are accessible from the loading platform by a removable ramp which the conductor puts in place for wheelchair passengers.
- Dining and lounge areas are on the second level and are not generally accessible. Conductors, however, are available to bring food and beverages to passengers requiring assistance.