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Journey Information

Columbus to Indianapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$41.00
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day9
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Columbus to Indianapolis right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Columbus to Indianapolis?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $42.00 was the low point for bus fares from Columbus to Indianapolis. Buses from Indianapolis to Columbus are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $42.00 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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $24.89 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 168 miles (270 kilometers) from Columbus, OH to Indianapolis, IN. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours, 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?

Because many passengers travel from Columbus to Indianapolis at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Columbus?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbus to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to Indianapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Columbus to Indianapolis?

There are 3 bus lines from Columbus, Ohio to Indianapolis, Indiana. With 6 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Barons Bus Lines14h 30m$48.58
Greyhound64h 55m$51.12
Miller Transportation310h 16m$49.30

Where does the bus leave from in Columbus?

Buses to Indianapolis leave from multiple locations in Columbus, Ohio. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Intl Arpt
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St

Where does the bus arrive in Indianapolis?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Indianapolis, Indiana:

  • 350 S Illinois St
  • Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr

Price trends for buses from Columbus to Indianapolis

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JanJan

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

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