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Journey Information

Indianapolis to Champaign bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$40.20
Fastest time2h 5m
Trips per day2
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Champaign right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Champaign?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $40.20 was the low point for bus fares from Indianapolis to Champaign. Buses from Champaign to Indianapolis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $40.20 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $2.60 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 113 miles (182 kilometers) from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Indianapolis to Champaign at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Indianapolis?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Champaign, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Indianapolis to Champaign. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Indianapolis to Champaign; ticket prices start at $48.77.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Champaign?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Indianapolis, Indiana to Champaign, Illinois. Of these two services, Burlington Trailways usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways22h 6m$40.20
Greyhound211h 2m$51.62

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

Most buses depart from the main station in Indianapolis, Indiana:

  • 350 S Illinois St

Where does the bus arrive in Champaign?

All buses from Indianapolis arrive at one main station in Champaign, Illinois:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

Price trends for buses from Indianapolis to Champaign

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Burlington Trailways report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
July 23, 2019Vacation
Seeing the highway/the scenery in Indiana and Illinois
July 19, 2019Visiting family
It was my first time using mass transportation such as this. I was nervous about the process and anxious about the possibility that I would get lost in an unfamiliar location. The driver was friendly and helpful with my questions and clarified all my confusion. The bus ...More
There wasn’t much signage at the station that signaled where I should wait and if the driver would come inside or we approach the bus. I would appreciate more directions on the boarding ticket itself or at the station.

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