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Indianapolis - Baltimore Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Indianapolis to Baltimore. Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Baltimore usually takes around 22 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 13 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance510 mi (820 km)
Shortest duration13h 55m
Cheapest price$59.49
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Baltimore?

Bus tickets for a trip from Indianapolis to Baltimore cost $96.36 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

$185$123$62JulJul

Bus tickets from Indianapolis to Baltimore are expected to cost between $94 and $170 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Baltimore within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $104. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

$239$192$144$96$48ASONDJFMAMJJ
Taking the bus from Indianapolis to Baltimore is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $115. If you're planning to take the bus from Indianapolis to Baltimore during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $216. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$342$274$205$137$683020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 28 days in advance to save $246.65 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Baltimore?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Indianapolis to Baltimore that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US423h 12m$239.59
Greyhound822h 38m$146.73
  • 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 4 trips per day from Indianapolis to Baltimore, 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 8 bus trips from Indianapolis to Baltimore every day, with the average journey taking around 22 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Baltimore usually start from $59.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 22 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 820 kilometers from Indianapolis to Baltimore. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Baltimore every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Indianapolis to Baltimore; ticket prices start at $205.23.

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.

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

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 Baltimore?

Main arrival station: 400 Ponca St.

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Baltimore.

Bus stations in Baltimore:

  • 400 Ponca St.

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

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