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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Buffalo to Indianapolis. Traveling by bus from Buffalo to Indianapolis usually takes around 23 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 13 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance435 mi (699 km)
Shortest duration13h 55m
Cheapest price$57.46
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Buffalo to Indianapolis?

Bus tickets for a trip from Buffalo to Indianapolis cost $65.35 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

$120$80$40JulJul

If you're planning to travel by bus from Buffalo to Indianapolis in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $63 to $111. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 24, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Indianapolis this week, bus tickets are available starting at $64.

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25ASONDJFMAMJJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Buffalo to Indianapolis, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $73. However, taking the bus from Buffalo to Indianapolis during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $103. The best way to find deals on a trip in November 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 29 days in advance to save up to $82.58.

What bus companies travel from Buffalo to Indianapolis?

There are 3 bus lines from Buffalo to Indianapolis available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Each of these companies only runs one bus per day. The following table helps you compare your available choices:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines119h 25m$118.00
FlixBus US215h 40m$108.96
Greyhound11d 0h 33m$89.13
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Buffalo to Indianapolis from $118. Typically there is one Barons Bus Lines schedule per day from Buffalo to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Indianapolis. In Buffalo, Barons Bus Lines departs to Indianapolis from Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St . In Indianapolis, Barons Bus Lines arrives at 350 S Illinois St .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Buffalo to Indianapolis takes 19 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Indianapolis in 13 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

  • 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 Buffalo to Indianapolis, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 1 bus trips from Buffalo to Indianapolis every day, with the average journey taking around 24 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Indianapolis usually start from $57.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 23 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 435 miles from Buffalo to Indianapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 55 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 Buffalo to Indianapolis 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Buffalo to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Buffalo to Indianapolis. 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 Buffalo to Indianapolis; ticket prices start at $121.00.

City Information

Buffalo

Buffalo is a great budget destination that will not burn through your pocket. Located just a few hours’ drive away from Niagara Falls, the city serves as a transportation hub for tourists who want to marvel at the sights of the famous landmark. Visitors can either enjoy the tour from a boat, or walk around the section behind the falls themselves. If you opt for a more idyllic and peaceful destination instead, Forest Lawn is a good choice. A beautiful cemetery that is far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the destination is a perfect spot for a picnic. As the day winds down to an end, don’t hesitate to attend a performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, which features lavish interiors as well as amazing Broadway shows.

Buffalo’s chicken wings are the city’s trademark dish, and tourists who wish to grab a bite could do so at Duff’s Famous Wings or Anchor Bar. For a wider selection, The Left Bank is an even better option.

The principal bus station in Buffalo is the Metropolitan Transportation Center downtown. Travelers can catch buses by Greyhound, New York Trailways, Fullington Trailways and Barons Bus Lines from this station. The main Amtrak train station in Buffalo is located on Exchange St not too far from the bus station. Buffalo is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s principal airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is located in the suburb area of Cheektowaga. The city is also served by the nearby Niagara Falls International Airport.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Buffalo?

Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St  - BNYMEG-0

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Main departure station: Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

The Downtown Terminal in Buffalo is the center of bus transportation in the city. The terminal currently serves many intercity bus lines such as Greyhound, FlixBus, Fullington Trailways, Barons Bus Lines, and New York Trailways. The station offers vending machines and even a Tim Horton’s for a taste of Canada’s favorite coffee and donuts. Situated in the heart of downtown Buffalo, travelers can easily access restaurants, hotels, or the Amtrak station on Exchange Street to continue their travels.

All bus stations in Buffalo:

  • Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

Where does the bus arrive in Indianapolis?

Main arrival station: E Washington St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Indianapolis.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • E Washington St

  • 350 S Illinois St

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