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Journey Information

Nashville to Indianapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$24.00
Shortest Duration5h 40m
Trips per day4
Bus lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Nashville 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 Nashville to Indianapolis?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $28.83 was the low point for bus fares from Nashville to Indianapolis. Buses from Indianapolis to Nashville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $28.83 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 $35.12 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 251 miles (405 kilometers) from Nashville, TN to Indianapolis, IN. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 40 minutes. 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Nashville?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Nashville to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Nashville 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.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Nashville to Indianapolis; ticket prices start at $68.00.

What bus companies travel from Nashville to Indianapolis?

There are 4 bus lines from Nashville, Tennessee to Indianapolis, Indiana. With 3 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
Amtrak Thruway15h 45m$68.00
Greyhound36h 6m$35.83
Miller Transportation19h 0m$71.08
Tornado Bus18h 0m$123.05

Where does the bus leave from in Nashville?

Nashville, Tennessee has two bus stations with service to Indianapolis, Indiana:

  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S
  • 4031 Nolensville Pike

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
  • TBC Indianapolis

Price trends for buses from Nashville to Indianapolis

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Nashville, TN to Indianapolis, IN
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
October 23, 2019Visiting family
The time Only a 45 minute layover. And of course the cost. Cheaper than driving my pickup truck
Already has improved. My trip would have taken 3 times as long when I use to travel greyhound
Nashville depot was in a bad area but security was good.

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 15, 2019Visiting family
Economical, restful for me (I slept), had a meal stop & nice bus.
Other passengers need to be more conscientious about their phone calls. Especially if hard of hearing.

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