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Cedar Rapids - Indianapolis Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis. Traveling by bus from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis usually takes around 8 hours and 30 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance326 mi (524 km)
Shortest duration8h 30m
Cheapest price$140.50
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
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Price trends for buses from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis

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What bus companies travel from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis. Burlington Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways18h 30m$140.50
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis from $141. Typically there is one Burlington Trailways schedule per day from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Indianapolis. In Cedar Rapids, Burlington Trailways departs to Indianapolis from Cedar Rapids (Airport - CID) . In Indianapolis, Burlington Trailways arrives at 350 S Illinois St .

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis takes 8 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 326 miles from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

There is usually only one bus per day from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis. It leaves the station in Cedar Rapids at 9:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

City Information

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 Cedar Rapids?

Main departure station: Cedar Rapids (Airport - CID)

Most buses depart from the main station in Cedar Rapids.

All bus stations in Cedar Rapids:

  • Cedar Rapids (Airport - CID)

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.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • 350 S Illinois St

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