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Journey Information

Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington, IN bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$15.36
Fastest time1h 5m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington 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.

Does the bus take you directly from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Indianapolis to Bloomington. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $15.69 was the low point for bus fares from Indianapolis to Bloomington. Buses from Bloomington to Indianapolis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $15.69 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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $7.42 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 7 minutes to cover the 46 miles (74 kilometers) from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington, IN. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 5 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Indianapolis?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Bloomington, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Bloomington every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Indiana to Indiana without transferring.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

There is one bus company that operates from Indianapolis to Bloomington. Miller Transportation is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Miller Transportation51h 8m$21.11

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

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

  • 350 S Illinois St
  • Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Bloomington?

All buses from Indianapolis arrive at one main station in Bloomington, Indiana:

  • Bloomington Transit Ctr

Price trends for buses from Indianapolis to Bloomington

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington, IN
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Miller Transportation report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 3, 2019Solo travel
The seat was comfortable.
I booked the ticket in the morning of November 2 from Cincinnati to Bloomington. My bus was at 7:30 am, I got to the station at 6:55am and the stuff told me that my first bus to Indianapolis was canceled. So she helped me change my bus to 7:00 am. I did not received an ...More
When you get to the station, bring your printed ticket to the stuff. They will print the formal ticket for you. The ticket you received from the e-mail is not the ticket you can get into the bus.
September 28, 2019Couples trip
The woman awaiting me.
More hand sanitizer.
Cough into your arm, not the open air and not your hand.

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 21, 2020Solo travel
The bus was very clean and spacious. Loved the music played.

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