Merrillville travel guide

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You're Going to Love Merrillville

With a population of 35,246, Merrillville is a must-see destination in Indiana, United States.

Where to Eat in Merrillville

If you’re looking for affordable options, White Castle - Merrillville (1 E 81st Ave) and Buffalo Wild Wings - Merrillville (2515 Southlake Mall) are great picks.

When to visit Merrillville

Merrillville in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Merrillville in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Merrillville


Although Merrillville doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Chicago All airports (CHI), which is located 51 km from Merrillville. The shortest flight to Merrillville from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 47h 36m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Merrillville. The train journey from Merrillville to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around $41 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about $41 for a 1h 54m trip.


Another option to get to Merrillville is to pick up a car hire from Chicago, which is about 50 km from Merrillville. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Alamo, among others, in Chicago.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Merrillville, including OurBus, Tornado Bus and Amtrak. From Indianapolis, the bus ride to Merrillville takes 298 km and will cost you around $104. From Monona, the ticket costs about $64 for a journey of 338 km. Merrillville’s bus station is located 2.1 km from the city centre.

Airports near Merrillville

Airlines serving Merrillville

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Air New Zealand
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Porter Airlines
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Where to stay in Merrillville

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Comfort Suites Merrillville near US 30 and Quality Inn Merrillville.

Where to stay in popular areas of Merrillville

Hiring a car in Merrillville

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Merrillville (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.00 and $26.66. The most frequently booked car type in Merrillville is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is, on average, 81% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.