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Indianapolis - Lafayette Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Indianapolis to Lafayette. Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Lafayette usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance59 mi (94 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$9.00
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceMiller Transportation
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Indianapolis to Lafayette

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Matthew

March 17, 2022- Solo travel

Miller Transportation

Pros: Convenient and efficient. Cons: Clearer directions at the baording station would be nice.

Pros: Convenient and efficient. Cons: Clearer directions at the baording station would be nice.

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Lafayette?

The average price for a bus ticket to Lafayette is $10.92, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Indianapolis to Lafayette is expected to range from $13 to $18. If you are looking to travel to Lafayette within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $14. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $13 and can be found on July 14, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Indianapolis to Lafayette 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 $18 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 $9.82 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Lafayette?

There are 3 bus lines from Indianapolis to Lafayette available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Miller Transportation usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US21h 5m$13.13
Miller Transportation52h 12m$20.31
OurBus11h 32m$11.15
  • 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 2 trips per day from Indianapolis to Lafayette, 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 Lafayette usually lasts 2 hours and 12 minutes on Miller Transportation, and ticket prices start at $13.

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $9, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Lafayette if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Lafayette 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 Lafayette?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 42 minutes to cover the 59 miles from Indianapolis to Lafayette. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Indianapolis to Lafayette 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, 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 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Lafayette, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Lafayette each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Lafayette every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Indianapolis to Lafayette; ticket prices start at $20.00.

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.

Lafayette

Lafayette, IN - LAF-2

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Lafayette, IN - LAF-1

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Lafayette, IN - LAF-0

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Lafayette, a quaint college town with a vibrant history, is a superb destination for fans of history and old buildings. The city's historic old quarter is a beautiful sight to behold, with some buildings dating back to the 19th century. A walk around this quarter will bring you back to the early days of the American Industrial Revolution. Don't miss out on the chance to visit Fort Ouiatenon, the first European fortified settlement in the area now called Indiana. If you are looking for a spot to enjoy a picnic with your friends and your family, head to historic Prophetstown State Park for plenty of activities; we're talking a water park, unique wildlife observation, camping, and a working farm dating back to the 1920s.

Lafayette's food scene offers a good mix of traditional dishes and modern ones. If you wish to enjoy genuine local specialties, South Street Smokehouse offers amazing homestyle dishes. For those who just can't have enough local pizzas, stop by Arni's, a pizzeria that has been around for more than 40 years.

Travel to Lafayette is easy thanks to multiple bus lines and the Amtrak Cardinal line, which runs through the city. The nearest major airport is about 60 miles away in Indianapolis, so ground travel is definitely your friend for this destination.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

Main departure station: Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr

Buses to Lafayette leave from 3 stations in Indianapolis.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr

  • E Washington St

  • 350 S Illinois St

Where does the bus arrive in Lafayette?

Main arrival station: Parking Lot next to CityBus Center

CityBus Center is a center of local transit services in Lafayette. Local buses board in the bus bays behind the building, while intercity buses like OurBus and Miller Transportation pick up passengers in front of the adjacent parking lot. Although there is no covered waiting area at the intercity bus stop, passengers can wait inside the CityBus station to take advantage of the seating and public restrooms. The station is only a few blocks north of downtown Lafayette and two blocks from Lafayette's Amtrak train station for convenient transfers.

All bus stations in Lafayette:

  • Parking Lot next to CityBus Center

  • 4325 South St

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