Travel & Housing

10th National Eucharistic Congress
July 17-21, 2024
Indianapolis, In

Plan Your Trip to Indy

Dive into the details with confidence as you prepare for the historic 10th National Eucharistic Congress. If you have questions after reviewing the resources and recommendations below, reach out to our team for support.

Housing Options

Attendees have ample options as they book their stay in Indianapolis. Consider which type of housing is best for you: hotels or vacation rentals such as Airbnb and VRBO. Downtown parking and public transportation are available in Indianapolis, so groups may consider overnight accommodations within driving distance of Lucas Oil Stadium.

Transportation to Indianapolis

There are many ways to get to Indianapolis! Will you be coming by plane, train, or automobile?

  • Fly into Indianapolis International Airport.
  • Take a bus. There is a Greyhound station only a few blocks from the Congress venue. Or, leaders can book a charter bus for their groups.
  • Ride the Amtrak into Indianapolis Union Station.
  • If you prefer to drive your own vehicle to Indianapolis, parking and shuttle options will be announced in early 2024.

Explore Indianapolis

As you build your schedule, be sure to leave room to enjoy all that Indy has to offer! The Congress includes festival-style programming from approximately noon to 6 pm every day. When you’re not being equipped and inspired through official Congress events, hit the town to make some memories with your fellow pilgrims. Check out to plan your outings.

Travel & Housing FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about travel and housing for the 10th National Eucharistic Congress. Click here for a full list of FAQs.

Where will I be staying?
  • Attendees can book their housing according to their needs and preferences, i.e. price point, proximity to Lucas Oil Stadium, amenities, etc. Most participants will stay in a hotel or vacation rental (such as Airbnb or VRBO).

  • We will be offering alternative housing for parish youth groups as well as seminarians. These alternative housing options will include university dorms and/or church sleep spaces, allowing for more cost-efficient housing for these groups.

How can I reserve a hotel room with the NEC event rates?

The limited number of blocked rooms at partnering hotels have been booked. However, there are ample housing options available in Indianapolis at hotels or vacation rentals (like Airbnb and VRBO). Because parking and public transportation is convenient in Indianapolis, attendees can extend their search beyond the downtown area.

What form of payment will I need to bring to the hotel?

A credit card is required to reserve and pay for your room(s). Credit cards must be valid through August 2024 or later.  No checks, money orders, or wire transfers will be accepted. Should your travel plans change, please notify NEC’s Housing Bureau as soon as possible at

Are there any hotel cancellation fees?
  • Individuals can cancel their rooms without penalty through June 1, 2024.

  • Cancellations received after June 1, 2024, will be charged one night’s fee plus tax.

  • Groups will need to cancel before June 1, 2024, to avoid any cancellation fees.

  • After June 1, 2024, any group canceling more than 10% of their room block will be financially responsible for the costs associated with their block and will be billed by the NEC directly.

Can I book my own hotel room now, before I register?

You are welcome to do so. Remember that space at the Congress is limited—so don’t wait to book your pass!

I would like to arrive early or stay late. Can I reserve an extra night?
  • NOTE: This only pertains to attendees who booked their hotel through the NEC housing portal (which is now full).

  • Attendees will have the option to book additional “shoulder” dates when reserving their rooms through the housing portal. Inventory is very limited on shoulder nights—we encourage you to arrive on July 17, 2024, and depart on July 21, 2024.

  • This does not include youth groups who book alternative housing.

When will I hear about my group housing assignment?
  • NOTE: This only pertains to attendees who booked their hotel through the NEC housing portal (which is now full).

  • Groups will receive an acknowledgment email within 72 hours of submitting their booking request through the National Eucharistic Congress housing portal. Hotel assignments and booking links will be sent to you by the National Eucharistic Congress housing team within 45–60 days. Hotel assignments will be on a first come, first served basis. If you did not receive an acknowledgment upon completing your booking in the National Eucharistic Congress housing portal, please reach out to

  • Members of a youth group who booked alternative housing will receive their assignment in mid-May 2024.

Still Have Questions?

Contact our team directly.