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Journey Information

Indianapolis to Cleveland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$44.07
Fastest time6h 15m
Trips per day5
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $55.02 was the low point for bus fares from Indianapolis to Cleveland. Buses from Cleveland to Indianapolis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $55.02 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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $47.37 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 263 miles (423 kilometers) from Indianapolis, IN to Cleveland, OH. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday 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 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Cleveland, 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland; ticket prices start at $94.82.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Cleveland?

There are 3 bus lines from Indianapolis, Indiana to Cleveland, Ohio. Miller Transportation offers the most choice in regards to departure time, with a couple of buses on its daily schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines19h 45m$62.36
Greyhound27h 37m$70.50
Miller Transportation210h 33m$60.63

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 Cleveland?

All buses from Indianapolis arrive at one main station in Cleveland, Ohio:

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

Price trends for buses from Indianapolis to Cleveland

Average prices by travel date

$80$53$27SepOct

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$134$107$80$53$273020100

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