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Chicago - Chicago (Union Station), IL
Indianapolis - Greyhound Amtrak Station
Chicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
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Indianapolis - Indianapolis Bus Station
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Chicago - Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan
Indianapolis - Indianapolis Bus Station
Chicago - Union Station
Indianapolis - Indianapolis Bus Station
Bus Chicago to Indianapolis: Trip Overview

Bus Chicago to Indianapolis: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$41
Average bus trip duration3h 40m
Number of daily buses34
Earliest bus departure6:00 AM
Distance165 miles (266 km)
Latest bus departure11:00 PM

Chicago to Indianapolis Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Departures34
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures6:00AM - 11:00PM
Minimum Price$24
Average Ticket Price$41
Minimum Trip Duration3h
Average Bus Trip Duration3h40m
Distance165 miles (266 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteGreyhound, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Chicago - Indianapolis

You have the option of traveling from one city to the other by either bus or train. The two options are easy and sustainable ways to reach Indianapolis. Another option you should consider is using carpooling services, which allow you to share a car ride with other travelers.

The travel time from Chicago to Indianapolis is about 3h 40m, but the fastest bus can get you there in about 3h. This is the time it takes to travel the 164 miles (264 km) that separate the two cities.

About 164 miles (264 km) separate Chicago and Indianapolis.

You can choose from 34 travel times and travel with Greyhound and FlixBus. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Chicago to Indianapolis may vary. Busbud can make your trip from Chicago to Indianapolis a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your style and budget. It's that easy!

The bus service has you covered with departures starting at 6:00 AM and ending at 11:00 PM.

If you're headed to Indianapolis from Chicago, chances are that your bus will leave from Downtown Greyhound Station and arrive at Greyhound Amtrak Station. These are the most popular pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.

Go for the bus if you want the most economical way to travel this route. The lowest price for the bus on this route is $28.

The average price of a one-way ticket from Chicago to Indianapolis is $41. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $28 and $156, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

Yes, it's possible to take a day trip from Chicago to Indianapolis! The round-trip travel time is around 6h. So you'll have enough time to visit Indianapolis before returning to Chicago in the evening.

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The cheapest trip from Chicago to Indianapolis was searched and found on Apr 21, 2024 with a price of $29

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $29 to $48 for a bus ticket from Chicago to Indianapolis based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $29 which is on 2024-04-25.

Usually Amtrak will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Chicago to Indianapolis but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Chicago to Indianapolis, get comfy and count the stars.

Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Chicago to Indianapolis will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.

Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Chicago to Indianapolis, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.

What's the cheapest way to go from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time3h 40mAvg Price$41Daily Departures34
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time7h 55mAvg Price$76Daily Departures1

The best way to travel between Chicago and Indianapolis is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $41 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $28. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Indianapolis, choose the bus, as it will take you from Chicago to Indianapolis in about 3h 40m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to Chicago by bus?

Bus from Indianapolis to Chicago

You can also go to Indianapolis by train

Train from Chicago to Indianapolis

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