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Bus Route Overview: Bloomington to Indianapolis

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Bloomington to Indianapolis. Traveling by bus from Bloomington to Indianapolis usually takes around one hour and 8 minutes, but the fastest Miller Transportation bus can make the trip in just one hour,

Distance46 mi (74 km)
Shortest duration1h 0m
Cheapest price$10.00
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceMiller Transportation
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Bloomington to Indianapolis

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Alison

May 12, 2022- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

Pros: Not having to drive or worry about parking, knowing I'd get to my destination if anything went wrong (I insured my trip), and being able to watch the world go by through the window. Tips: Travel light, and wear layers - the bus can be chilly!

Pros: Not having to drive or worry about parking, knowing I'd get to my destination if anything went wrong (I insured my trip), and being able to watch the world go by through the window. Tips: Travel light, and wear layers - the bus can be chilly!

4.0

Jerry

April 30, 2022- Visiting family

Miller Transportation

Pros: Nice and clean,and it wasn't very crowded. Cons: Professionalism. Tips: Be patient.

Pros: Nice and clean,and it wasn't very crowded. Cons: Professionalism. Tips: Be patient.

5.0

Joseph

October 8, 2021- Visiting friends

Miller Transportation

The bus driver being on time.

The bus driver being on time.

5.0

Colt

March 21, 2021- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

Pros: Very cheap and very fast trip. Cons: Having charging outlets and better WiFi. Tips: Go this route as it is way cheaper than Uber/Lyft.

Pros: Very cheap and very fast trip. Cons: Having charging outlets and better WiFi. Tips: Go this route as it is way cheaper than Uber/Lyft.

5.0

Boris

March 5, 2020- Visiting family

Miller Transportation

Reliance on a printout of the ticket can be a real problem for some people. Go digital

Reliance on a printout of the ticket can be a real problem for some people. Go digital

How much is a bus ticket from Bloomington to Indianapolis?

$10.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from Bloomington to Indianapolis. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Bloomington to Indianapolis is expected to range from $12 to $14. If you are looking to travel to Indianapolis within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $12. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $12 and can be found on May 25, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Bloomington to Indianapolis by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $14 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $6.10 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Bloomington to Indianapolis?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Bloomington to Indianapolis that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Miller Transportation usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US11h 15m$19.99
Miller Transportation41h 8m$13.96
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Bloomington to Indianapolis, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation, through its popular bus service Hoosier Ride, connects a number of cities across six states in the Midwest via intercity bus travel. Miller buses keep you connected throughout your journey with free WiFi and power outlets on board. The carrier is consistently rated well for on-time bus arrivals. The trip from Bloomington to Indianapolis usually lasts 1 hours and 8 minutes on Miller Transportation, and ticket prices start at $10.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bloomington 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 long is the bus ride from Bloomington to Indianapolis?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 8 minutes to cover the 46 miles from Bloomington to Indianapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Buses from Bloomington to Indianapolis are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bloomington?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bloomington to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Bloomington to Indianapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Bloomington to Indianapolis without transferring.

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 Bloomington?

Main departure station: Bloomington Transit Ctr

Bloomington has two bus stations with service to Indianapolis.

All bus stations in Bloomington:

  • Bloomington Transit Ctr

  • 301 S Walnut St

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

  • Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr

  • E Washington St

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