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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Indianapolis to Louisville. Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Louisville usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 54 minutes.

Distance107 mi (172 km)
Shortest duration1h 54m
Cheapest price$32.04
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Indianapolis to Louisville

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Shelby

February 28, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: It was quick in and off bus . Cons: Nothing really besides nicer staff. Tips: Just make sure plan ahead and get there 10-20 maybe 15 mins early are also almost hour .

4.0

Chad

July 26, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: The professionalism, we arrived in a timely manner. Cons: The cleanliness of the bus. and the outlets. Some outlets are without power. Tips: Bring a rechargeable battery if you have one. Also, bring snacks and headphones.

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Louisville?

$40.08 is the average price of a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Louisville. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$61$41$20MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Indianapolis to Louisville is expected to be between $35 and $49. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 16, 2024, when tickets are available for June 16, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $40.

Monthly average prices

$68$55$41$27$14JJASONDJFMAM
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Indianapolis to Louisville, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $41. However, taking the bus from Indianapolis to Louisville during August is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $48. The best way to find deals on a trip in August is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$68$55$41$27$143020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 11 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$10.57 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Louisville?

There are 3 bus lines from Indianapolis to Louisville available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway22h 1m$51.83
FlixBus US12h 58m$42.66
Greyhound42h 3m$38.12
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Indianapolis to Louisville start at $52. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Indianapolis to Louisville, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Indianapolis to Louisville every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 3 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Louisville usually start from $32.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 172 kilometers from Indianapolis to Louisville. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 54 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Indianapolis to Louisville for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Louisville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Louisville 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 Indianapolis to Louisville without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Indianapolis to Louisville; ticket prices start at $90.02.

City Information

Indianapolis

Indianapolis, or often referred to as just Indy, is the capital and largest city in the state of Indiana. While the city attracts thousands of visitors from the area every month, it is during Memorial Day weekend that Indianapolis becomes the place to be for over 300,000 race car fans from all over the globe. The reason for that is the Indianapolis 500, an annual automobile race and the world’s largest single day sporting event, taking place at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

If you’re not in Indianapolis for Memorial Day weekend, you can learn about the race and see a rare collection of 500 Indy race vehicles and memorabilia at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. And while you’re on a history streak, stop by at one of the many war memorials found throughout the city, like the Soldiers and Sailors monument, the World War II memorial, and the Indiana War Memorial where you must check out the Shrine Room for a stunning one-of-a-kind experience.

Over the past few years, Indianapolis has also been cultivating a vibrant restaurant scene, offering classic American dishes made with ingredients from local farmers, and a growing selection of international cuisine. If you’re a beer fan, you will be happy to know that Indianapolis has some of the highest quality breweries in the U.S.

Located in the heart of America’s Midwest, Indianapolis offers easy connections by bus and train to other Midwestern hubs like Chicago, Louisville, and Cincinnati, while the conveniently located airport connects Indy with the rest of the world.

Louisville

A mecca for fans of sports, Louisville holds the honor of being the birthplace of many sports legends. Even non-sports fans should not miss out on the Muhammad Ali Center, where tourists can learn more about the life and legacy of the legendary boxer. Aside from permanent galleries dedicated to the boxer himself, the museum also features temporary exhibitions on topics such as race and gender equality. Another top highlight from the city is Churchill Downs, where the famous Kentucky Derby is hosted. Contrary to what people might imagine, the racing track is actually quite idyllic, and if there is one place you must visit in Louisville, this is probably the one. If you are looking for a unique experience, head towards the Louisville Mega Cavern. This cavern system was created out of a 19th-century limestone quarry and it features the world’s only underground zip line course.

Three things dominate the food scene in Louisville: barbecue, bourbon, and mint juleps. Some local favorites are Mark’s Feed Store and Feast BBQ. If you are looking for the finest bourbon, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is certainly a good call.

The central bus station in Louisville is the Bus Terminal on W Muhammad Ali Blvd, connecting the city with near and far destinations such as Cincinnati, Chicago and Nashville. There are no train tracks that run through the city. However, the city is still a part of Amtrak’s network via the carrier’s Thruway bus line. The Louisville International Airport fulfills air services for the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Union Station (350 S Illinois St) - INDAMT-0

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Main departure station: 350 S Illinois St

Union Station at 350 S Illinois St in Indianapolis is a major train and bus station which serves the Amtrak Cardinal, and bus carriers including Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Miller Transportation, and Burlington Trailways. The modern station is located directly south of the historic 1888 Union Station, which now houses a hotel, several restaurants, and a wedding venue. Union Station is in the Wholesale District of downtown Indianapolis, within walking distance to eateries and hotels. There is even an underground, climate-controlled walkway from the station to the nearby Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • E Washington St

Where does the bus arrive in Louisville?

Main arrival station: Louisville Bus Station

The Louisville Bus Terminal, located at 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, serves interstate Greyhound bus services. The station is equipped with restrooms, vending machines, and indoor seating. The station also has an adjoining cafeteria in case vending machine snacks aren't enough to satisfy your hunger. In addition, there is also a customer service and ticket kiosk where station staff can answer any questions you may have. The station is located in Downtown Louisville, only a short walk from the city's most exciting amenities and several nearby restaurants and convenience stores.

Bus stations in Louisville:

  • Louisville Bus Station

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