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Cheapest price$4.99
Shortest Duration2h 15m
Trips per day46
bus carriers5
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Overall score for Indianapolis to Chicago
4.7
Based on 21 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.2
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Charity
4.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quiet, comfortable, good driver
Cons
reading lights didn't work; no seatbelt on one bus; not sure why my return trip left from 95th and Dan Ryan, which had no indoor place to wait or available bathrooms. Alos the bus left 10 minutes before scheduled time. I was there, but was not expecting bus to leave e...More
Tips
Better be there early--bus leaves before it's scheduled to go.
Thierry
4.0
September 9, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Les information sur l'adresse exacte du point de départ et du point d'arrivé.
Robert
5.0
August 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was a short trip. Good timing
Kali
4.0
June 18, 2019Vacation
Pros
Easy, new experience, do worry about driving or stopping for breaks.
Cons
NA
Tips
NA

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.4
Value
4.2
Condition
4.4
Reuben
5.0
January 2, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Trip arrived 25 mins early! Smooth, and a great deal.
Cons
I mean the seat was a little cramped. But for ten bucks I really can’t complain
Drew
5.0
June 22, 2019Business
Pros
Smoothness.
Cons
Interaction with other city transportation.
Tips
Great place to get taken care of..

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.8
Value
4.6
Condition
5.0
Erica
5.0
December 20, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The ride was smoove and comfortable. The bus was very clean. The driver made sure she explained everything in detail and made everyone feel safe
Cons
somewhere warm people can wait for the bus
Tips
They should book with you guys! They won't be disappointed!!!
Edouard
5.0
November 8, 2019Vacation
Pros
Cheap with good quality
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Follow correctly the instructions
Karli
5.0
November 3, 2019Vacation
Pros
Taking the bus was great for both of us to enjoy the journey rather than one driving and one riding. I was happy I didn't have to hassle with tolls or parking. It was very convenient.
Kim
5.0
September 2, 2019Vacation
Pros
All was great!!
Rosemarie
4.0
August 24, 2019
Cons
Internet was not available !!!!

How much is a train ticket from Indianapolis to Chicago?

An average train ticket from Indianapolis to Chicago costs around $41. The only Amtrak line that covers this route is the Amtrak Cardinal, with a typical travel time of about 5 hours.

What is the best way to get from Indianapolis to Chicago?

The best way to get from Indianapolis to Chicago is by bus. Costing as little as $4.99 per ticket, the bus is both less expensive and usually faster than the train. A flight is technically faster, but with an average cost between $170 and $250 for a nonstop ticket and the additional time required for security, it’s probably not worth it.

Is Indy to Chicago a good day-trip?

Indianapolis to Chicago is a reasonable day-trip if you’re ready for a long day. The fastest bus takes around 3 hours 15 minutes. With over 35 daily buses going in each direction, however, you can arrive in Chicago as early as 6:55 a.m. and leave as late as 11:59 p.m., giving you plenty of time to explore Chicago.

How much does a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Chicago cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Indianapolis to Chicago were $23.11.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 27 days out, tickets are on average $3.86 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Indianapolis to Chicago?

The distance between Indianapolis and Chicago is approximately 164.92 miles, or 265.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Indianapolis to Chicago by bus is usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Chicago?

On average there are 46 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Indianapolis to Chicago, with an average of 22 trips per day and 441 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers serve the route from Indianapolis to Chicago. Of the 46 trips there are 27 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago start at $23.00.

5 carriers offer Indianapolis to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Indianapolis to Chicago from $15.00. There are 22 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Indianapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $21.24 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Indianapolis, Greyhound departs to Chicago from 350 S Illinois St, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 4 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 22 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $21.55 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 18m
Avg. Price
$21.24

Megabus

Book Megabus from Indianapolis to Chicago from $1.00. There are 6 trips per day offered by Megabus from Indianapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $21.42 for a Megabus ticket to Chicago. In Indianapolis, Megabus departs to Chicago from N Alabama St btwn E Market St and E Wabash St, In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St,

An average trip on Megabus from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 3 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $23.82 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 24m
Avg. Price
$21.42

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Indianapolis to Chicago from $16.00. There are 15 trips per day offered by Miller Transportation from Indianapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $31.42 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Chicago. In Indianapolis, Miller Transportation departs to Chicago from Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr and one other station. In Chicago, Miller Transportation arrives at Dan Ryan Bus Station and one other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 5 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 15 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $32.32 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 10m
Avg. Price
$31.42

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Indianapolis to Chicago from $33.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Amtrak Thruway from Indianapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $33.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Chicago. In Indianapolis, Amtrak Thruway departs to Chicago from 350 S Illinois St, In Chicago, Amtrak Thruway arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $33.00 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 15m
Avg. Price
$33.00

OurBus

Book OurBus from Indianapolis to Chicago from $15.00. Typically there is one OurBus schedule per day from Indianapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $18.16 for a OurBus ticket to Chicago. In Indianapolis, OurBus departs to Chicago from E Washington St btwn Delaware St & N Alabama St, In Chicago, OurBus arrives at Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St,

An average trip on OurBus from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 3 hours and 49 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $18.01 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
3h 49m
Avg. Price
$18.16

Plan your next adventure

There are 4 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from these stations in Indianapolis:
  • 350 S Illinois St
  • Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr
  • N Alabama St btwn E Market St and E Wabash St
  • E Washington St btwn Delaware St & N Alabama St
Buses arrive in Chicago at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Indianapolis:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St

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