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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Indianapolis to Bloomington. Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington usually takes around one hour and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance46 mi (74 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$13.99
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Indianapolis to Bloomington

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Hyewon

September 16, 2022- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

Pros: the driver was kind. and bus was comfortable. Cons: none. Tips: enjoy your trip!

4.0

Andrew

August 22, 2022- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

cannot use wifi

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 also had issues. Other than that, it was great.

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!

4.0

Jacob

March 8, 2022- Visiting family

Miller Transportation

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

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

Bus tickets for a trip from Indianapolis to Bloomington cost $13.99 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.

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $14 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Bloomington?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Indianapolis to Bloomington. FlixBus US is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US21h 15m$15.57
  • 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 Indianapolis to Bloomington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 15 minutes to cover the 46 miles from Indianapolis to Bloomington. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Indianapolis to Bloomington 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Bloomington, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Indianapolis to Bloomington. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your 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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

Main departure station: E Washington St

Most buses depart from the main station in Indianapolis.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • E Washington St

Where does the bus arrive in Bloomington?

Main arrival station: 301 S Walnut St

All buses from Indianapolis arrive at one main station in Bloomington.

All bus stations in Bloomington:

  • 301 S Walnut St

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