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Indianapolis - Cincinnati Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Cincinnati usually takes around 9 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance99 mi (160 km)
Shortest duration6h 40m
Cheapest price$22.00
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
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How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Cincinnati?

Bus tickets for a trip from Indianapolis to Cincinnati cost $22.00 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Indianapolis to Cincinnati is expected to be between $22 and $43. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 9, 2024, when tickets are available for July 9, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $22.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Indianapolis to Cincinnati, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $27. However, taking the bus from Indianapolis to Cincinnati during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $36. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 20 days in advance to save up to $7.63.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Cincinnati?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. Barons Bus Lines 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
Barons Bus Lines29h 58m$30.96
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Indianapolis to Cincinnati from $22. There are 2 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Indianapolis to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cincinnati. In Indianapolis, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cincinnati from 350 S Illinois St . In Cincinnati, Barons Bus Lines arrives at University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Indianapolis to Cincinnati takes 9 hours and 58 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cincinnati in 6 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Cincinnati.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 99 miles from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 40 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Indianapolis to Cincinnati 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.

The first bus leaves at 4:00pm and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Cincinnati, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Indianapolis to Cincinnati; ticket prices start at $36.00.

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.

Cincinnati

A city famous for its idyllic beauty and quaint quarters, Cincinnati is the destination for tourists who wish to stay away from a large crowd. On a bright sunny day in Cincinnati, head over to Eden Park. Encompassing over 183 acres of green space and tree groves, the park lives up to its name, and there are some scenic ponds where you can unwind as well as take a few amazing pictures. Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum might sound like a scary place to visit, but its tranquility and amazing landscape design, which was ahead of its time, will make it worth the while to check it out. For those who still crave some liveliness, watching a game at the Great American Ball Park, home of the oldest professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, will be an unforgettable experience.

Cincinnati features a very diverse food scene in spite of its German roots. If you are looking to try out some refreshing Mediterranean dishes, head over to Abigail Street, one of the local favorites. For authentic German dishes, the door at Mecklenburg Gardens welcomes you.

There’s not a central bus station in the city, as each of the different bus carriers serving Cincinnati operates out of a different location. The principal Amtrak train station is the Union Terminal on Western Ave. Cincinnati is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal line. The city’s main airport is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which is located in Hebron, Kentucky.

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

Where does the bus arrive in Cincinnati?

Main arrival station: University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

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

All bus stations in Cincinnati:

  • University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

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