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Journey Information

Indianapolis to Nashville bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$28.00
Shortest duration5h 45m
Trips per day13
Bus lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $40.91 was the low point for bus fares from Indianapolis to Nashville. Buses from Nashville to Indianapolis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $40.91 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $23.21 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 251 miles (405 kilometers) from Indianapolis, IN to Nashville, TN. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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 Nashville 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Indianapolis?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Nashville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Nashville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Nashville?

There are 4 bus lines from Indianapolis, Indiana to Nashville, Tennessee. With 7 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
Amtrak Thruway25h 51m$68.00
Greyhound45h 52m$32.66
Miller Transportation79h 27m$48.98
Tornado Bus16h 35m$125.73

Book Amtrak Thruway from Indianapolis to Nashville from $68. There are 2 trips per day offered by Amtrak Thruway from Indianapolis to Nashville and you can expect on average to pay $68 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Nashville. In Indianapolis, Amtrak Thruway departs to Nashville from 350 S Illinois St, In Nashville, Amtrak Thruway arrives at Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S, An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Indianapolis to Nashville takes 5 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Nashville in 5 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $68 for a weekend trip to Nashville.

Book Greyhound from Indianapolis to Nashville from $28. There are 4 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Indianapolis to Nashville and you can expect on average to pay $33 for a Greyhound ticket to Nashville. In Indianapolis, Greyhound departs to Nashville from 350 S Illinois St, In Nashville, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S, An average trip on Greyhound from Indianapolis to Nashville takes 5 hours and 52 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Nashville in 5 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $33 for a weekend trip to Nashville.

Book Miller Transportation from Indianapolis to Nashville from $28. There are 7 trips per day offered by Miller Transportation from Indianapolis to Nashville and you can expect on average to pay $49 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Nashville. In Indianapolis, Miller Transportation departs to Nashville from Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr and one other station. In Nashville, Miller Transportation arrives at Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S, An average trip on Miller Transportation from Indianapolis to Nashville takes 9 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Nashville in 5 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $50 for a weekend trip to Nashville.

Book Tornado Bus from Indianapolis to Nashville from $123. Typically there is one Tornado Bus schedule per day from Indianapolis to Nashville and you can expect on average to pay $126 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Nashville. In Indianapolis, Tornado Bus departs to Nashville from 2911 W Washington St, In Nashville, Tornado Bus arrives at 4031 Nolensville Pike, An average trip on Tornado Bus from Indianapolis to Nashville takes 6 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Nashville in 5 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $127 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Nashville.

Price trends for buses from Indianapolis to Nashville

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AprApr

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10MJJASONDJFMA

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Indianapolis, IN to Nashville, TN

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Lauren

November 27, 2019 - Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: Clear directions, cheap. Cons: The temperature in the bus, the space between the seats. Pros: Clear directions, cheap. Cons: The temperature in the bus, the space between the seats.

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