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Columbus to Indianapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€34.55
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Columbus to Indianapolis during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How much is a bus ticket from Columbus to Indianapolis?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €34.55 was the low point for bus fares from Columbus to Indianapolis. Buses from Indianapolis to Columbus are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €34.55 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €24.76 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 168 miles (270 kilometers) from Columbus, 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Indianapolis. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Columbus?

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Columbus to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to Indianapolis 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 Columbus to Indianapolis?

There are 3 bus lines from Columbus, Ohio to Indianapolis, Indiana. With 6 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 Lines14h 51m€43.22
Greyhound65h 3m€45.46
Miller Transportation312h 23m€44.25

Book Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Indianapolis from €37. There are 1 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Columbus to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay €43 for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Indianapolis. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines departs to Indianapolis from Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High 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 Columbus to Indianapolis takes 4 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Indianapolis in 3 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €45 for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Book Greyhound from Columbus to Indianapolis from €35. There are 6 Greyhound schedules from Columbus to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay €45 for a Greyhound ticket to Indianapolis. In Columbus, Greyhound departs to Indianapolis from Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St and no other station. In Indianapolis, Greyhound arrives at 350 S Illinois St and 1 other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Columbus to Indianapolis takes 5 hours and 3 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Indianapolis in 3 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay €46 for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Book Miller Transportation from Columbus to Indianapolis from €37. There are 3 Miller Transportation schedules from Columbus to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay €44 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Indianapolis. In Columbus, Miller Transportation departs to Indianapolis from Intl Arpt and 1 other station. In Indianapolis, Miller Transportation arrives at Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr and 1 other station. An average trip on Miller Transportation from Columbus to Indianapolis takes 12 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Indianapolis in 3 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €46 for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Where does the bus leave from in Columbus?

Buses to Indianapolis leave from multiple locations in Columbus, Ohio. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Intl Arpt
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St

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

Price trends for buses from Columbus to Indianapolis

Average prices by travel date

€62€41€21FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

€62€49€37€25€123020100

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