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Routes350
Trips per day784
bus lines11
Stations7
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City Information

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

Indianapolis Union Station

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.

Popular bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr

  • E Washington St

  • 230 E Washington St- Curbside Bus Stop

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

  • 3649 Lafayette Rd

  • 2911 W Washington St

What bus companies travel to Indianapolis, Indiana?

Located in Indiana, Indianapolis is accessible by bus from 350 other cities. You can choose from 784 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Indianapolis on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Indianapolis are also available..

Bus companies serving Indianapolis

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound11223h 59m€148.00
Jefferson Lines7622h 2m€147.55
Miller Transportation636h 29m€41.99
Barons Bus Lines508h 30m€48.46
Tornado Bus4723h 8m€230.54
Burlington Trailways3510h 31m€96.20
OurBus156h 1m€39.25
FlixBus US63h 30m€25.10
Amtrak Thruway34h 49m€39.78
El Expreso Bus318h 4m€245.90
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Indianapolis?

€8.66 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Indianapolis, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Indianapolis. In the last month, buses from Bloomington to Indianapolis had the lowest average price at €9.61.

Where is the bus station in Indianapolis, IN?

The busiest bus station in Indianapolis is 350 S Illinois St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Indianapolis are:

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

Which bus service has the best service to Indianapolis?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Indianapolis by bus with OurBus giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Miller Transportation had the most comfortable bus service to Indianapolis taking into account the seats and amenities that Miller Transportation offers. They rate Miller Transportation a 4.1 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Indianapolis punctually travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Indianapolis, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Indianapolis, IN?

The closest airport to Indianapolis is Indianapolis Intl Airport (IND), it is located 8.1 miles from the city center of Indianapolis.

Is Indianapolis a popular bus travel destination?

Indianapolis ranks number 14 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 478 in United States. Indianapolis has the most bus connections in the region. There are 182 bus schedules arriving in Indianapolis each day.

What is the population of Indianapolis?

The population of Indianapolis is 829718. Indianapolis ranks number 3 in terms of population in Indiana and number 143 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Indianapolis cost?

Bus tickets to Indianapolis range from €9 for a short trip to Indianapolis, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Indianapolis starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Indianapolis can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €10 .

What type of traveler does Indianapolis attract?

People who take the bus to Indianapolis are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Indianapolis easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Indianapolis?

The closest bus station to the city center of Indianapolis is 230 E Washington St- Curbside Bus Stop, located just 0.2 miles away. Select 230 E Washington St- Curbside Bus Stop as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Indianapolis. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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