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Overview: Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$24 (€20)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersAmtrak or Greyhound

Buses from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago cover the 163 miles (263 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 40 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Greyhound. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $24 (€20), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $15 (€12).

Bus providers: Amtrak from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago

Amtrak buses will get you from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago from $15 (€12). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main bus company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak buses running daily, you can travel by bus across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela bus for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your bus journey between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $26

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FAQs

How much does a cheap bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago cost?

Bus tickets to Chicago from Indianapolis, IN for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $15 (€12)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is the bus between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago on average?

If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Indianapolis, IN to Chicago bus price to come in at an average of $24 (€20)  one way.

How far is Indianapolis, IN to Chicago by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago by bus to be approximately 163 miles (263 km).

How many hours is the bus time to Chicago from Indianapolis, IN?

The Indianapolis, IN to Chicago bus duration is on average 3 h 40 min, which is to be expected when traveling 163 miles (263 km) from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What bus providers go from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago?

For the trip from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago you can take a bus with Amtrak or Greyhound. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Chicago from Indianapolis, IN on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many bus services per day are there between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago?

The average number of buses departing Indianapolis, IN for Chicago is 2 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What are the first and last departure bus times from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago?

The first Indianapolis, IN to Chicago bus departs at 12: 05 PM   and the last bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago leaves at 9: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

When should I purchase the Indianapolis, IN to Chicago bus for the best deals on tickets?

You can find buses between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago to cost on average $24 (€20) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Indianapolis, IN to Chicago bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.