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Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL by bus

The journey from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL by bus is 163.81 mi and takes 3 hr 59 min. There are 26 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:10 AM and the last at 10:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL by bus for as little as $29.06 or as much as $55.79. The best price for this journey is $29.06.

Lowest Price$29.06
Journey Duration3 hr 59 min
Connection per Day26
Lowest Price$29.06
Highest Price$55.79
First Departure5:10 AM
Last Departure10:00 PM
Distance163.81 mi
DepartureIndianapolis, IN
ArrivalChicago, IL
CarriersFlixBus, Greyhound

Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Feb 23, 2024

Traveling from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL by bus?

When you're traveling from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $38.40. You might be able to find prices as low as $29.06, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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When you're traveling from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $38.40. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long does it take to get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL by bus?

With a distance of 163.81 mi between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL, it will usually take 3 hr 59 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 3 hr 59 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL 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 Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL will complete the journey in 3 hr 30 min.On average, it will take you about 3 hr 59 min to travel the 163.81 mi between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL.

When do departures from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL leave?

The first daily departure from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL leaves at 5:10 AM, while the last journey of the day sets out at 10:00 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. The first departure of the night from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL leaves at 5:10 AM, while the last journey sets out at 10:00 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

How many journeys from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL take place each day?

The route from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL 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 Indianapolis, IN 26 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 24 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 2 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 Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL, 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.

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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 Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL.

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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.

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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 Chicago, IL by bus

When travelling to Chicago, IL 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

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board FlixBus and Greyhound from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL
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Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL 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 Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL?
A bus ticket from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL is $38.40. 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 $29.06.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL is $29.06. 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 Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL by bus?
Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL is 163.81 mi.
How long does the bus between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL take?
Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL is on average 3 hr 59 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 30 min.
Which companies operate from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL?
The bus journey from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL?
Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL has 26 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL leave?
The earliest bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL departs at 5:10 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 Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL depart?
The latest bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL departs at 10:00 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 Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL 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 $29.06 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 Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Indianapolis, IN to go to Chicago, IL. You can go from Indianapolis Station, Indianapolis International Airport and Indianapolis City County Plaza (E Washington St / N Delaware St) and you can arrive at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport and Union Station.
How many direct connections depart from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL?
There are on average 24 direct connection(s) from Indianapolis, IN to go to Chicago, IL.
What's the fastest journey time between Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL is 3 hr 30 min.
Is there a direct bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL.
What are the CO2 emissions for Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL by bus?
The bus journey from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL creates 19.77kg of CO2 emissions.

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