Airport Guide: Indianapolis International (IND)

Lengthy airport layovers don't have to be a drag. At Indianapolis International Airport (IND), you can enjoy various business-friendly amenities, including exclusive lounges and bustling bars. Here's how to make the most of your time at Indy Airport.

The Basics

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IND is 7 miles from downtown Indianapolis. There are two concourses -- Concourse A and Concourse B -- and a separate building for baggage services. IND is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TSA security checkpoints open daily from 3.30 a.m. -- perfect if you are an early bird business traveler.

Where to Eat

If you are a business traveler flying in or out of IND, you can visit one of the many food venues which occupy the airport. These include the fast food outlets McDonald's and Starbucks, which are located in Civic Plaza -- a food court situated between Concourse A and Concourse B. Other dining options include Green Leaf's and Bananas, which serves healthy salads, sandwiches and smoothies. The restaurant is located in Concourse A, close to Gate A11. King David Dogs, located in the post-security area in Concourse B, specializes in hot dogs with a selection of toppings.

Where to Buy

Like in any good airport, you will find various retail outlets in IND. Cultural Crossroads displays collections from local art galleries and cultural institutions. The store is located in Civic Plaza. Over in Concourse B, there's Indiana Marketplace, a convenience store where you can stock up on all the essentials for your business trip. You can also buy a souvenir to take home with you. There are newsstands in the airport, too. These sell newspapers, magazines and snacks for your flight out of Indy Airport. Other retailers at IND include Artizan -- which sells women's fashion and accessories -- in Concourse A. There's also an iStore in Concourse B, close to Gate B06.

Lounges

The Delta Sky Club is the only lounge for business customers at IND. It is located in Concourse A and includes a stocked bar, dining options, showers and complimentary WiFi.

Hotels

If you need a place to lay your head after a long flight, there are several hotels located close to IND. These include the Residence Inn Indianapolis Airport, which is about 10 minutes from the terminal. Facilities include an outdoor patio, indoor swimming pool and fitness center. Hyatt Place Indianapolis Airport is located halfway between the terminal and downtown Indianapolis. This hotel boasts spacious guest rooms for business travelers.

Meeting Rooms

If you have a long layover in IND, there are plenty of places to meet business clients. The Residence Inn Indianapolis Airport has a 240-sq-ft. boardroom with complimentary WiFi and modern equipment. Alternatively, use the facilities at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, a hotel about 4 miles from the terminal. Here, there are 28 meeting rooms in total, making it the perfect place to work on a business project.

WiFi

There is free WiFi at IND, so you can send an email to a client or update your LinkedIn page. You can also charge your smartphone throughout the terminal or at one of the many under-the-seat charging ports.

Other Amenities

Restrooms are scattered throughout the terminal. You will also find ATM machines in Concourse A and Concourse B and the baggage area. Other airport amenities include a meditation room and mailbox and shipping services.

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