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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Traveling by bus from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis usually takes around 7 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance329 mi (529 km)
Shortest duration7h 35m
Cheapest price$62.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

David

July 24, 2019- Business

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was exceptional. Cons: My email confirmation came through late and I did not have the reservation number. There was no other way to look up my reservation. I finally found it, but it was only for my return trip. The front desk could not help. I was referred to a manager who eventually went into some system and found my reservation. It should not have been that complicated.

How much is a bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis?

Bus tickets for a trip from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis cost $62.99 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.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $67. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $76, 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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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 17 days in advance to save up to $67.29.

What bus companies travel from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound37h 52m$83.31
  • 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 3 bus trips from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 52 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Indianapolis usually start from $63.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 329 miles from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 35 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.

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Indianapolis, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis; ticket prices start at $161.00.

City Information

Pittsburgh

Once the epitome of American industrial power, Pittsburgh has recently seen new waves of changes that turn it into a vibrant destination for visitors, especially for families. When in Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the chance to hop on the Duquesne Incline and get to the top of Mount Washington. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of where the three rivers collide, which offers plenty of excellent photogenic angles. Culturally-inclined travelers will find the Senator John Heinz History Center the perfect place to spend a day in. It does not just offer exhibitions on the city’s history but also on its baseball and football legacies, as well as Heinz products. Whether you are a sports fan or not, it is worthwhile to check out the Heinz Field, which provides a unique waterfront view.

Pittsburgh’s staple is pierogies, and some of the highest-rated eateries that include the dish on their menu are Pierogies Plus and Penn Brewery. These establishments serve other Eastern European dishes for your enjoyment as well. For traditional American eats, Eleven has an excellent selection.

Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the nearby Pittsburgh Union Station. The main airport of the city is the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is located 10 miles west of Downtown. Another alternative is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 44 miles east of the city.

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 Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr  - PGHIMS-0

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Main departure station: Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

The Grant Street Transportation Center on 11th St is the primary transportation hub of the city. It sits right across the street from the Amtrak Station, and its downtown location makes it convenient to access all of Pittsburgh. The station offers intercity bus services from popular lines such as Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Jefferson Lines, with destinations including New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Ample parking is available at the station, and surrounding amenities include multiple hotels and takeout venues.

All bus stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Union Station (350 S Illinois St) - INDAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 350 S Illinois St

Union Station at 350 S Illinois St in Indianapolis is a major train and bus station which serves the Amtrak Cardinal, and bus carriers including Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Miller Transportation, and Burlington Trailways. The modern station is located directly south of the historic 1888 Union Station, which now houses a hotel, several restaurants, and a wedding venue. Union Station is in the Wholesale District of downtown Indianapolis, within walking distance to eateries and hotels. There is even an underground, climate-controlled walkway from the station to the nearby Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts.

All bus stations in Indianapolis:

  • 350 S Illinois St

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