Merrillville travel guide

Merrillville Tourism | Merrillville Guide

You're Going to Love Merrillville

With a population of 35,246, Merrillville is a must-see destination in Indiana, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Merrillville to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Merrillville

If you’re looking for affordable options, Asparagus (7876 Broadway) and Gino's Steakhouse - Merrillville (600 E 81st Ave) are great picks.

When to visit Merrillville

Merrillville in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 113
1 night at 3-star hotel
Merrillville in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 113
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Merrillville

Plane

Although Merrillville doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Chicago All airports (CHI), which is located 32 miles from Merrillville. The shortest flight to Merrillville from Canada departs from Calgary and takes around 3h 24m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Merrillville. The train journey from Merrillville to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around C$ 29 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Kalamazoo, expect to pay about C$ 52 for a 2h 19m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Merrillville is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 31 miles from Merrillville. You’ll find branches of Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Dollar, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Merrillville, including Amtrak, Greyhound and Tornado Bus. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Merrillville takes 85 miles and will cost you around C$ 27. From Champaign, the ticket costs about C$ 34 for a journey of 135 miles. Merrillville’s bus station is located 1.3 miles from the downtown.

Plane

Although Merrillville doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Chicago All airports (CHI), which is located 32 miles from Merrillville. The shortest flight to Merrillville from Canada departs from Calgary and takes around 3h 24m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Merrillville. The train journey from Merrillville to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around C$ 29 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Kalamazoo, expect to pay about C$ 52 for a 2h 19m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Merrillville is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 31 miles from Merrillville. You’ll find branches of Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Dollar, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Merrillville, including Amtrak, Greyhound and Tornado Bus. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Merrillville takes 85 miles and will cost you around C$ 27. From Champaign, the ticket costs about C$ 34 for a journey of 135 miles. Merrillville’s bus station is located 1.3 miles from the downtown.

Airports near Merrillville

Airlines serving Merrillville

KLM
Good (847 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,944 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,368 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,930 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,363 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (768 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (920 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (774 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,634 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (455 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (269 reviews)
Porter Airlines
Good (170 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (318 reviews)
WestJet
Good (2,023 reviews)
Allegiant Air
Good (421 reviews)
Volaris
Good (703 reviews)
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Where to stay in Merrillville

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

Where to stay in popular areas of Merrillville

Most booked hotels in Merrillville

Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 195+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Merrilville, IN
3 stars
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
C$ 129+
Super 8 by Wyndham Merrillville
2 stars
Good (6, Good reviews)
C$ 59+
Clarion Inn
2 stars
Okay (4.3, Okay reviews)
C$ 96+

Renting a car in Merrillville

Expect to pay C$ 1.39 per litre in Merrillville (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.58 and C$ 22.11. The most frequently booked car type in Merrillville is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Class Commercial Truck or similar) are, on average, 27% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay C$ 1.39 per litre in Merrillville (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.58 and C$ 22.11. The most frequently booked car type in Merrillville is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Class Commercial Truck or similar) are, on average, 27% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.