How to get to Indianapolis by bus
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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.
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
E Washington St
2102 N Post Rd (BP Gas Station 70/91)
3649 Lafayette Rd
What bus companies travel to Indianapolis, Indiana?
Located in Indiana, Indianapolis is accessible by bus from 121 other cities. You can choose from 535 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
|Bus||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||318||1d 1h 48m||$178.19|
|Barons Bus Lines||56||10h 19m||$77.76|
|Burlington Trailways||41||10h 35m||$123.17|
|Miller Transportation||25||4h 25m||$49.91|
|Amtrak Thruway||3||3h 57m||$47.19|
|Wanda Coach||1||12h 38m||$130.00|
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.
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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.
Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.
Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With affordable prices and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking for travel between cities' Chinatown districts.
Which bus carrier has the best service to Indianapolis?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Indianapolis by bus with Miller Transportation giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that OurBus had the most comfortable bus service to Indianapolis taking into account the seats and amenities that OurBus offers. They rate OurBus a 4.3 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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
- E Washington St
- 2102 N Post Rd (BP Gas Station 70/91)
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