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Journey Information

Indianapolis to Louisville bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$21.37
Fastest time2h 0m
Trips per day8
Bus lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Louisville 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 Louisville?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Indianapolis to Louisville. 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 Louisville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $33.77 was the low point for bus fares from Indianapolis to Louisville. Buses from Louisville to Indianapolis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $33.77 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 12 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $14.24 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 107 miles (172 kilometers) from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours, In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

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 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Louisville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Louisville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Louisville?

There are 4 bus lines from Indianapolis, Indiana to Louisville, Kentucky. With 3 daily trips, Miller Transportation 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 8m$41.40
Greyhound33h 53m$30.51
Miller Transportation35h 3m$57.68
Tornado Bus12h 11m$150.04

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis, Indiana has two bus stations with service to Louisville, Kentucky:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Louisville?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Louisville, Kentucky:

  • Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
  • 5215 Preston Hwy

Price trends for buses from Indianapolis to Louisville

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepOct

Monthly average prices

$33$27$20$13$7ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$67$53$40$27$133020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
3.0
Chad
4.0
July 26, 2019Visiting family
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.

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