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Indianapolis-Cincinnati Bus Schedule
Indianapolis to Cincinnati bus - cost & duration
|Shortest duration||3h 5m|
|Trips per day||4|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Cincinnati 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.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
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 much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Cincinnati?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.37 was the low point for bus fares from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. Buses from Cincinnati to Indianapolis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $16.37 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $28.17 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 99 miles (160 kilometers) from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 5 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.
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 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Indianapolis?
The first bus leaves at 6:00am 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.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Cincinnati every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Indianapolis to Cincinnati; ticket prices start at $13.00.
What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Cincinnati?
There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Indianapolis, Indiana to Cincinnati, Ohio. Of these two services, Barons Bus Lines usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.
Book Barons Bus Lines from Indianapolis to Cincinnati from $10. There are 2 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Indianapolis to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay $17 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 1005 Gilbert Ave and one other station. An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Indianapolis to Cincinnati takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cincinnati in 3 hours and 5 minutes, On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $18 for a weekend trip to Cincinnati.
Book Greyhound from Indianapolis to Cincinnati from $23. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Indianapolis to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay $30 for a Greyhound ticket to Cincinnati. In Indianapolis, Greyhound departs to Cincinnati from 350 S Illinois St, In Cincinnati, Greyhound arrives at 1005 Gilbert Ave, An average trip on Greyhound from Indianapolis to Cincinnati takes 4 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Cincinnati in 3 hours and 5 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $31 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Cincinnati.
Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?
Most buses depart from the main station in Indianapolis, Indiana:
- 350 S Illinois St
Where does the bus arrive in Cincinnati?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cincinnati, Ohio:
- 1005 Gilbert Ave
- University of Cincinnati
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