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Journey Information

Indianapolis to Columbus bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$55.36
Fastest time3h 29m
Trips per day5
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Columbus?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $57.44 was the low point for bus fares from Indianapolis to Columbus. Buses from Columbus to Indianapolis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $57.44 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 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $28.19 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 168 miles (270 kilometers) from Indianapolis, IN to Columbus, OH. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 29 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?

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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday 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 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Columbus, 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 Columbus every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Columbus?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Indianapolis, Indiana to Columbus, Ohio. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound33h 31m$61.46
Miller Transportation26h 36m$68.64

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis, Indiana has two bus stations with service to Columbus, Ohio:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Columbus?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Columbus, Ohio:

  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Columbus Intl Arpt

Price trends for buses from Indianapolis to Columbus

Average prices by travel date

$79$53$26SepOct

Monthly average prices

$66$53$40$26$13ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$99$79$59$40$203020100

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