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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Indianapolis to Bloomington. Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington usually takes around one hour and 11 minutes, but the fastest Miller Transportation bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance46 mi (74 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$9.99
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceMiller Transportation
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Indianapolis to Bloomington

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Alison

May 16, 2022- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

Pros: Air conditioning. Not having to worry about driving or parking. The price. Reducing pollution by taking the bus. Cons: The bus really needed mechanical repairs. We were delayed about an hour due to technical issues with the original bus, and the replacement bus a...

Pros: Air conditioning. Not having to worry about driving or parking. The price. Reducing pollution by taking the bus. Cons: The bus really needed mechanical repairs. We were delayed about an hour due to technical issues with the original bus, and the replacement bus also had issues. Other than that, it was great.

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5.0

Alison

May 13, 2022- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

Pros: I love not having to worry about driving or parking. I love the wifi and watching the world go by through the bus window. Tips: Travel light. Wear layers so you can adjust as needed - the bus can be cold in the summer and hot in the winter!

Pros: I love not having to worry about driving or parking. I love the wifi and watching the world go by through the bus window. Tips: Travel light. Wear layers so you can adjust as needed - the bus can be cold in the summer and hot in the winter!

4.0

Jacob

March 8, 2022- Visiting family

Miller Transportation

Pros: On time. Cons: ENFORCE TSA MASK RULES. Tips: Wear an N95.

Pros: On time. Cons: ENFORCE TSA MASK RULES. Tips: Wear an N95.

4.0

Aidan

December 30, 2021- Business

Miller Transportation

Pros: I thought it was a solid experience. Nothing was exceptional, but across the board I felt that it was done as well as it could be expected. Cons: Nothing much at all. I wish it could have been quicker, but that factor cannot be controlled by anyone involved so i ...

Pros: I thought it was a solid experience. Nothing was exceptional, but across the board I felt that it was done as well as it could be expected. Cons: Nothing much at all. I wish it could have been quicker, but that factor cannot be controlled by anyone involved so i don't mind. Tips: Bring a small soft pillow for your neck or lower back if you intend to sleep on the bus.

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5.0

Colt

March 20, 2021- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

Pros: Very efficient, friendly and helpful driver, and on-time departure and arrival. Very good bargain and way cheaper than taxi/Uber/Lyft. Cons: If the price could be reduced, that would be magnificent but it already is at a reasonable price. Tips: Arrive at the Gre...

Pros: Very efficient, friendly and helpful driver, and on-time departure and arrival. Very good bargain and way cheaper than taxi/Uber/Lyft. Cons: If the price could be reduced, that would be magnificent but it already is at a reasonable price. Tips: Arrive at the Greyhound station a little early to print out your ticket at the ticket booth. Wanderu is wonderful to use and is very helpful in getting your the bus fare that meets your expectations.

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How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

$10.52 is the average price of a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Bloomington. 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$5JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington is expected to range from $13 to $14. If you are looking to travel to Bloomington within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $13. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $13 and can be found on June 20, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Indianapolis to Bloomington 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

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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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $5.12 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Indianapolis to Bloomington that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Miller Transportation usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US11h 15m$10.81
Miller Transportation61h 11m$14.28
  • 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 Indianapolis to Bloomington, 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 Indianapolis to Bloomington usually lasts 1 hours and 11 minutes on Miller Transportation, and ticket prices start at $10.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Indianapolis to Bloomington?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 11 minutes to cover the 46 miles from Indianapolis to Bloomington. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 5 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Bloomington. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Indianapolis?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Bloomington, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Bloomington 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 Indianapolis to Bloomington 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 Indianapolis?

Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Union Station (350 S Illinois St) - INDAMT-0

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Bloomington?

Main arrival station: Bloomington Transit Ctr

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

All bus stations in Bloomington:

  • Bloomington Transit Ctr

  • 301 S Walnut St

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