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Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN by bus

The journey from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN by bus is 163.81 mi and takes 3 hr 51 min. There are 30 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:00 AM and the last at 11:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN by bus for as little as $29.20 or as much as $43.46. The best price for this journey is $29.20.

Lowest Price$29.20
Journey Duration3 hr 51 min
Connection per Day30
Lowest Price$29.20
Highest Price$43.46
First Departure6:00 AM
Last Departure11:00 PM
Distance163.81 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalIndianapolis, IN
CarriersGreyhound, FlixBus

Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN. On average, though, you'll pay about $34.59 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $29.20, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN. On average, though, you'll pay about $34.59 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN by bus?

The distance between Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN is approximately 163.81 mi. In general, it will take you about 3 hr 51 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN will complete the journey in 3 hr 0 min.On average, it will take you about 3 hr 51 min to travel the 163.81 mi between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN.

At what time of the day can I travel from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN?

The first journey of the day departs from Chicago, IL at 6:00 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 11:00 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. The first journey of the night departs from Chicago, IL at 6:00 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 11:00 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

How many daily journeys are there from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN?

The route from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Chicago, IL 30 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 29 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 1 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Indianapolis, IN by bus

When travelling to Indianapolis, IN by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Services on board Greyhound and FlixBus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN
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Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
18.45kg
Bus
19.77kg
Flight
52.72kg
Car
42.18kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN?
A bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN is $34.59. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $29.20.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN is $29.20. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN by bus?
Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN is 163.81 mi.
How long does the bus between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN take?
Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN is on average 3 hr 51 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Greyhound and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN?
Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN has 30 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN leave?
The earliest bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN departs at 6:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN depart?
The latest bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN departs at 11:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $29.20 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Chicago, IL to go to Indianapolis, IN. You can go from Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Union Station and O'Hare International Airport and you can arrive at Indianapolis City County Plaza (E Washington St / N Delaware St), Indianapolis International Airport and Indianapolis Station.
How many direct connections depart from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN?
There are on average 29 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to Indianapolis, IN.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN is 3 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN by bus?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN creates 19.77kg of CO2 emissions.

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