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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Cincinnati to Indianapolis 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 Cincinnati to Indianapolis?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $26.68 was the low point for bus fares from Cincinnati to Indianapolis. Buses from Indianapolis to Cincinnati are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $26.68 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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $14.93 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 99 miles (160 kilometers) from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours, 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?
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Cincinnati?
The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cincinnati to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Cincinnati to Indianapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cincinnati to Indianapolis; ticket prices start at $17.34.
What bus companies travel from Cincinnati to Indianapolis?
Where does the bus leave from in Cincinnati?
Cincinnati, Ohio has two bus stations with service to Indianapolis, Indiana:
- Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave
Where does the bus arrive in Indianapolis?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Indianapolis, Indiana:
- 350 S Illinois St
- Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr
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