Travel Planning

Welcome to Indianapolis!

Downtown Indianapolis is one of the most walkable downtowns in the country. On foot, visitors can reach hundreds of restaurants and attractions from their hotel and meeting space. An expansive network of climate-controlled skywalks connecting 4,700 hotel rooms to the convention center, Lucas Oil Stadium, a four-story mall, and restaurants keep it walkable in all weather. Use this page to find dining ideas, parking, shuttles, maps and ways to get around while visiting Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Road Construction

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) monitors road conditions to provide with the most-up-to-date information regarding road traffic conditions, road restrictions and closures, and construction information.

Convention Shuttles

CDE/LDE Shuttles

Courtesy shuttles between the Indiana Convention Center and the Indiana State Fairgrounds are provided for all registered convention and expo participants participating in CDE/LDE events at Indiana State Fairgrounds. Shuttles depart approximately every 15 minutes. Allow 20 minutes for one-way travel.

Shuttles will run from 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Shuttle Stops
Indiana Convention Center (Maryland Street, just west of Capitol Avenue)
Indiana State Fairgrounds (South curb lane of State Fair Main Street, north of West Pavilion)

*Shuttles will remain available for any CDE/LDE event running late or arriving late from an off-site event

Rodeo Shuttles

Attendees of the rodeos at Indiana Farmers Coliseum can purchase a round-trip shuttle pass from Indiana Convention Center to the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The shuttle pass is available through convention registration only. Shuttles are $10/person.

Rodeo shuttles will run from 4-10 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday. On Friday, rodeo shuttles will run from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Rodeo Shuttle Stops
Indiana Convention Center (Maryland Street, just west of Capitol Avenue)
Indiana State Fairgrounds (South curb lane of State Fair Main Street, north of West Pavilion)


There’s no shortage of places to grab a bite to eat during your visit to Indianapolis, regardless of your group’s size or budget. For options around downtown Indianapolis, check Visit Indy’s Eat & Drink page or download the National FFA Convention & Expo app for a large list of nearby Indianapolis dining options of all types. Have a large group? Check out Visit Indy’s Large Group Dining Guide.

Inside the Indiana Convention Center, several concession stands and three food courts offer numerous dining options. All concession stands located within the expo halls will be open during expo hours.

Parking Reservations

Includes mini-buses, school buses, charter buses and motorcoaches.

  • Denison Parking
  • Gate Ten Events & Parking
  • iPark Indy

Including cars, mini-vans, SUVs, pick-up trucks and passenger vans. Large vehicles may require an additional fee.

  • Denison Parking
  • Gate Ten Events & Parking
  • iPark Indy

All vehicles with trailers.

  • Gate Ten Events & Parking

Public Transportation

Airport Ground Transportation – Numerous ground transportation services are available at Indianapolis International Airport.

IndyGo – IndyGo has several public bus routes that move throughout the Indianapolis area. Coverage includes direct routes from downtown to all major shopping malls as well as many cultural destinations. IndyGo buses depart from the Julia M. Carson Transit Center at 201 E. Washington Street and include routes to the airport. Detailed route information.

Shared Ride Services – Uber and Lyft services are available in Indianapolis.

Taxi Service – Taxi service is available in Indianapolis. There is a $15 minimum charge for all fares from the airport, regardless of distance.