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Journey Information

There are 22 intercity buses per day from New York to Indianapolis. Traveling by bus from New York to Indianapolis usually takes around 23 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance644 mi (1036 km)
Shortest duration12h 30m
Cheapest price$65.59
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Indianapolis

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Jatinder

April 21, 2023- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Good service

5.0

Rochelle

March 10, 2023- Vacation

Wanda Coach

Pros: Fast. Safe,. Cons: N/a. Tips: Plan ahead.

5.0

Jessica

January 28, 2022- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: My trip was fine no complaints. Cons: The bus chairs could be bigger but other then that the bus ride was fine.

5.0

kouotou

June 25, 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Yes. Cons: Tv.

5.0

sharon

May 25, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Drivers were professional and I felt safe with them behind the wheel.

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Indianapolis?

$144.65 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Indianapolis. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good 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

$226$150$75JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Indianapolis is expected to range from $137 to $215. If you are looking to travel to Indianapolis within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $142. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $137 and can be found on June 27, 2024.

Monthly average prices

$239$191$144$96$48JASONDJFMAMJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $157 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Indianapolis in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $235 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$342$273$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 13 days in advance to save $197.33 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Indianapolis?

There are 3 bus lines from New York to Indianapolis available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 10 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
FlixBus US111d 1h 50m$222.97
Greyhound1022h 58m$197.26
Wanda Coach212h 38m$177.75
  • 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 11 trips per day from New York 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 10 bus trips from New York to Indianapolis every day, with the average journey taking around 22 hours and 58 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Indianapolis usually start from $66.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 2 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $178 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of New York and Indianapolis.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 23 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 1036 kilometers from New York to Indianapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 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, 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 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 22 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Indianapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Indianapolis; ticket prices start at $123.06.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

Main departure station: Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

Buses to Indianapolis leave from 7 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • 103 Canal St

Where does the bus arrive in Indianapolis?

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

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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

  • 3649 Lafayette Rd

  • 2102 N Post Rd (BP Gas Station 70/91)

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