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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Indianapolis to Dallas. Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Dallas usually takes around 22 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 16 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance764 mi (1229 km)
Shortest duration16h 25m
Cheapest price$75.48
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Dallas?

Bus tickets for a trip from Indianapolis to Dallas cost $113.98 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to Dallas. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Indianapolis to Dallas are at their cheapest average price in December. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $180. On the other hand, traveling on this route during August might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for August trips cost $234, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 20 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $163.74 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Dallas?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Indianapolis to Dallas that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Tornado Bus usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US21d 1h 0m$212.90
Tornado Bus921h 7m$252.16
  • 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 Dallas, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 22 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 764 miles from Indianapolis to Dallas. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 hours and 25 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Dallas. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Dallas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Dallas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 Dallas; ticket prices start at $161.00.

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.

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

Main departure station: 2911 W Washington St

Indianapolis has two bus stations with service to Dallas.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • 2911 W Washington St

  • E Washington St

Where does the bus arrive in Dallas?

Main arrival station: 535 E Jefferson Blvd

Buses arrive in Dallas at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

  • 4500 Harry Hines Blvd (Holiday Inn Market Ctr, rear lot)

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

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