background-img-buses-trains
chiku-desktop

Indianapolis to New York bus

chiku-mobile
Available on iOS & Android
Lowest Prices

We find the cheapest bus & train tickets, so you can wander for less.

Best Travel Options

We partner with 500+ carriers to bring you the most bus & train options.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Indianapolis - New York Bus Schedule

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from$30.00

Journey Information

There are 25 intercity buses per day from Indianapolis to New York. Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to New York usually takes around 25 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance644 mi (1036 km)
Shortest duration12h 45m
Cheapest price$33.97
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Indianapolis to New York

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Rochelle

June 3, 2024- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: Straight through no lay overs or long stops. Cons: Have wifi and port chargers that work.

5.0

Wanda

June 3, 2023- Business

Wanda Coach

Pros: Very fast. Cons: Full price for babies.

4.0

Sumani

October 4, 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Good. Cons: Cleaning. Tips: No.

5.0

Pritpal

October 29, 2019- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Good. Cons: Some time bus coming to late.

5.0

Rohit

August 11, 2019- Vacation

Wanda Coach

Pros: Very nice. Cons: Nice. Tips: Very good.

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to New York?

Bus tickets for a trip from Indianapolis to New York cost $88.13 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$165$110$55JulJul

If you're planning to travel by bus from Indianapolis to New York in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $82 to $154. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 30, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to New York this week, bus tickets are available starting at $89.

Monthly avg. prices

$200$160$120$80$40ASONDJFMAMJJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Indianapolis to New York, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $122. However, taking the bus from Indianapolis to New York during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $179. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$250$200$150$100$503020100

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 29 days in advance to save $146.39 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Indianapolis to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 12 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US121d 3h 0m$148.00
Greyhound111d 1h 33m$134.78
Wanda Coach212h 53m$130.00
  • 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 12 trips per day from Indianapolis to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 11 bus trips from Indianapolis to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 25 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $34.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 2 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $130 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Indianapolis and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 25 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 644 miles from Indianapolis to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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 New York 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 25 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 New York; ticket prices start at $96.00.

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.

New York

NYC-0NYC-1NYC-2

New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

Main departure station: E Washington St

Buses to New York leave from 4 stations in Indianapolis.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • E Washington St

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • 2102 N Post Rd (BP Gas Station 70/91)

  • 3649 Lafayette Rd

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

New York Midtown (31st St & 8th Ave) Bus stop - NYCGOB2-0

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

Link to image attribution

Main arrival station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Buses arrive in New York at 9 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • 3 Allen St

  • Midtown West - 241 W 36th Street

Get around town with Moovit

Find the best way to get to and from any station in New York by public transit, courtesy of Moovit. Search now

Need a return trip from New York to Indianapolis?

Search Bus Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android