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Buses from Lincoln to Omaha

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Lincoln to Omaha. Traveling by bus from Lincoln to Omaha usually takes around one hour and 2 minutes, but the fastest Express Arrow bus can make the trip in just one hour,

Distance46 mi (75 km)
Shortest duration1h 0m
Cheapest price$16.75
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Lincoln to Omaha?

$16.75 is the average price of a bus ticket from Lincoln to Omaha. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Lincoln to Omaha is expected to range from $20 to $22. If you are looking to travel to Omaha within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $21. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $20 and can be found on December 25, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Lincoln to Omaha by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $21 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $6.05 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Lincoln to Omaha?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Lincoln to Omaha that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways11h 5m$22.90
Express Arrow11h 0m$19.71
  • Burlington Trailways

    Burlington Trailways

    Book Burlington Trailways from Lincoln to Omaha from $23. Typically there is one Burlington Trailways schedule per day from Lincoln to Omaha and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Omaha. In Lincoln, Burlington Trailways departs to Omaha from 5250 Superior St . In Omaha, Burlington Trailways arrives at Burlington Trailways Terminal .

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Lincoln to Omaha takes 1 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Omaha in 1 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Omaha.

  • Express Arrow

    Express Arrow

    Book Express Arrow from Lincoln to Omaha from $17. Typically there is one Express Arrow schedule per day from Lincoln to Omaha and you can expect on average to pay for a Express Arrow ticket to Omaha. In Lincoln, Express Arrow departs to Omaha from 5250 Superior St . In Omaha, Express Arrow arrives at Burlington Trailways Terminal .

    An average trip on Express Arrow from Lincoln to Omaha takes 1 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Express Arrow offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Omaha.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Lincoln to Omaha 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 long is the bus ride from Lincoln to Omaha?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 2 minutes to cover the 46 miles from Lincoln to Omaha. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 Lincoln?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Lincoln to Omaha, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Lincoln to Omaha. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Lincoln to Omaha; ticket prices start at $12.00.

City Information

Omaha

Once known as the “Gateway to the West,” Omaha effortlessly blends its rich historical heritage with modern growth. To catch an air of the city’s old-town vibe, head towards the Old Market quarter. Featuring brick-paved streets along with horse-drawn carriages, the area is an idyllic time capsule that offers a glimpse into the past. Also situated within the quarter are the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children’s Museum. Animal lovers might want to check out Omaha’s Doorly Zoo or the Aquarium, which features cute Rockhopper penguins as well as a 70-foot shark tunnel.

Steakhouses dominate the city’s restaurant scene, but there has been a recent boom of modern eateries. If you wish to enjoy these modern foods, Kitchen Table will offer everything you need.

The busiest bus station in the city is the Burlington Trailways Terminal downtown. For trains, the main Amtrak station is located on S 9th St, not too far from the bus station. Omaha is served by Amtrak’s California Zephyr line. The city’s principal airport is the Eppley Airfield, located 3 miles northeast of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Lincoln?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Lincoln.

All bus stations in Lincoln:

  • 5250 Superior St

Where does the bus arrive in Omaha?

Arrival stations

All buses from Lincoln arrive at one main station in Omaha.

All bus stations in Omaha:

  • Burlington Trailways Terminal

Need a return trip from Omaha to Lincoln?

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