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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Bloomington to Indianapolis. Traveling by bus from Bloomington to Indianapolis usually takes around one hour and 13 minutes, but the fastest Miller Transportation bus can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance46 mi (74 km)
Shortest duration1h 10m
Cheapest price$11.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Bloomington to Indianapolis

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Sanjog

October 17, 2022- Vacation

Miller Transportation

Boarding the bus was a challenge from Indianapolis to bloomington as there was no proper signage . The bus that went has Nashville written on destination.

5.0

Minju

October 5, 2022- Business

Miller Transportation

Pros: Bus was usually on time and pretty comfortable. Cons: I hope there was a refund/cancellation policy.

5.0

Hyewon

September 15, 2022- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

Pros: the bus driver was very kind. and bus was also clean and comfortable. Cons: when I check the ticket, automatically check-in system would be more convenient. (QR or barcode leader machine). Tips: miller bus was nice and good.

5.0

Tong

August 1, 2022- Visiting friends

Miller Transportation

Pros: I like the marked stopping site of the bus, which is inside the transit center, not like other bus outside of the transit center. Cons: Maybe wait for 1-2 mins for those who delayed a little bit. Tips: Be earlier 5 min than the time on your ticket, just in case bus leave a little bit earlier.

5.0

Alison

June 18, 2022- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

Free wifi, AC, nice views, and not having to worry about driving or parking!

How much is a bus ticket from Bloomington to Indianapolis?

Bus tickets for a trip from Bloomington to Indianapolis cost $11.99 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Bloomington to Indianapolis are usually around $14 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 8 days in advance to save $4.71 or more on your 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, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US21h 15m$15.31
Miller Transportation11h 11m$15.00
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Bloomington to Indianapolis, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Book Miller Transportation from Bloomington to Indianapolis from $15. Typically there is one Miller Transportation schedule per day from Bloomington to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay for a Miller Transportation ticket to Indianapolis. In Bloomington, Miller Transportation departs to Indianapolis from 301 S Walnut St . In Indianapolis, Miller Transportation arrives at 350 S Illinois St .

    An average trip on Miller Transportation from Bloomington to Indianapolis takes 1 hours and 11 minutes , while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Indianapolis in 1 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Miller Transportation 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 one hour and 13 minutes to cover the 46 miles from Bloomington to Indianapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 10 minutes. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Bloomington to Indianapolis for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bloomington to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 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

Bloomington

The terrain and the university are two defining elements that have shaped this Indiana town and its residents. The hills, forests, and lakes provide a valuable and well-protected haven. Hardworking Hoosiers quarried and milled the limestone, which is then used to create spectacular buildings and sculptures around the state and country. Students and professors come to Indiana University from all over the world, bringing their ideas and goals to a community that welcomes everyone.

The lakes and parks are excellent in the summer, with perfect weather and a notable absence of students during Indiana University's summer break.

Dining in Bloomington is next-level thrilling because of the experience that local restaurants produce in unison with their cuisine and beverages – the unique character, friendly service, and attractive ambiance. It's simple to fill your stomach with excellent food, but it's not every day that you can fill your soul with a delicious experience. That makes Bloomington's culinary scene so unique: it's local, varied, and pleasantly satisfying.

To get to Bloomington, you can catch a bus from cities like Indianapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York. The Central Illinois Regional Airport is only a few miles east of the city for air travel.

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: 301 S Walnut St

Most buses depart from the main station in Bloomington.

All bus stations in Bloomington:

  • 301 S Walnut St

Where does the bus arrive in Indianapolis?

Main arrival station: E Washington St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Indianapolis.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • E Washington St

  • 350 S Illinois St

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