background-img-buses-trains
chiku-desktop

Charlotte to Indianapolis bus

chiku-mobile
Available on iOS & Android
Lowest Prices

We partner with the top bus & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Charlotte - Indianapolis Bus Schedule

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from$41.02

Journey Information

There are 15 intercity buses per day from Charlotte to Indianapolis. Traveling by bus from Charlotte to Indianapolis usually takes around 19 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 15 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance428 mi (689 km)
Shortest duration15h 30m
Cheapest price$65.60
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Charlotte to Indianapolis?

$112.22 is the average price of a bus ticket from Charlotte to Indianapolis. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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

$185$123$62JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Charlotte to Indianapolis is expected to be between $89 and $179. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 3, 2024, when tickets are available for July 3, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $127.

Monthly average prices

$239$191$144$96$48JASONDJFMAMJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Charlotte to Indianapolis, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $146. However, taking the bus from Charlotte to Indianapolis during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $235. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$273$219$164$109$553020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 15 days in advance to save up to $124.92.

What bus companies travel from Charlotte to Indianapolis?

There are 3 bus lines from Charlotte to Indianapolis available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 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
Barons Bus Lines11d 4h 40m$198.26
FlixBus US1023h 49m$213.25
Greyhound918h 46m$159.09
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Charlotte to Indianapolis from $198. There are 1 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Charlotte to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Indianapolis. In Charlotte, Barons Bus Lines departs to Indianapolis from 518 W 4Th St and no other station. In Indianapolis, Barons Bus Lines arrives at 350 S Illinois St and no other station.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Charlotte to Indianapolis takes 28 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Indianapolis in 15 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

  • 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 10 trips per day from Charlotte to Indianapolis, 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 9 bus trips from Charlotte to Indianapolis every day, with the average journey taking around 18 hours and 46 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Indianapolis usually start from $66.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 19 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 689 kilometers from Charlotte to Indianapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 30 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.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Indianapolis at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Charlotte to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Charlotte to Indianapolis 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 Charlotte to Indianapolis; ticket prices start at $210.57.

City Information

Charlotte

A mecca for fans of speed in general and for NASCAR in particular, Charlotte is a burgeoning urban center that still retains its southern charm. Even if you are not a hardcore fan of NASCAR, it is still worth taking the time to check it out. Housing more than just plaques dedicated to legendary drivers, the museum also features high-tech exhibits, as well as racing simulators to keep you enthralled. If cars are not your thing, the bustling Uptown area, which houses the city’s top museums such as Discovery Place or Mint Museum Uptown, will offer a day’s worth of interesting facts to enjoy. When you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of Uptown, Freedom Park, located about three miles north of the city center, provides a natural refuge where you can recover.

Charlotte’s food scene is brimming with life, as modernized Southern staples take the city by storm. Perhaps the best place to enjoy the tastiest Southern dishes in town is at Price’s Chicken Coop. If you are looking to enjoy some fine barbecues, Midwood Smokehouse or Noble Smoke might have what you need.

Charlotte’s busiest bus station is at W 4th St in the heart of the city, offering bus trips by several carriers like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines to other cities such as Richmond or New York. The city is served by three Amtrak lines: the Crescent, the Carolinian, and the Piedmont. Travelers can catch these trains at the station on Tryon St in Lockwood. The main airport of the city is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is the sixth-busiest airport in the country. It is located 6 miles from the city center.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Charlotte?

519 W 4Th St - CLTUSJFL-0

Image credit: City Dweller 2

Link to image attribution

Main departure station: 518 W 4Th St

The bus station at 518 W 4th St in Charlotte welcomes travelers on journeys to destinations including New York City, Washington, DC, and Atlanta. Both Greyhound and Jefferson Lines bus services operate from this station, and available inside the station are restrooms, an ATM, and vending machines. Downtown Charlotte is within a few minutes’ walk, including Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. For those continuing their travels from Charlotte by train, the bus station is just 2 miles from Charlotte’s Amtrak station.

All bus stations in Charlotte:

  • 518 W 4Th St

  • 419 E 7th St

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

Where does the bus arrive in Indianapolis?

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

Image credit: Panoramio upload bot

Link to image attribution

Main arrival 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.

Bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • E Washington St

Get around town with Moovit

Download Moovit to see all of your local transit options in Indianapolis. Download here

Need a return trip from Indianapolis to Charlotte?

Search Bus Tickets
0

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android