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CHI — IND
abr. 23 — abr. 301
1 adult
mar. 4/23

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4h 15m
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3h 25m
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3h 25m
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3h 25m
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Chicago to Indianapolis bus information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and bus companies that offer buses from Chicago to Indianapolis

Round-trip from

$80

One-way from

$40

Avg travel time

3h 40m

Popular bus line

Amtrak
Bus tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis found within the last 3 days start at $80 round-trip
The cheapest one-way bus ticket starts at $40. This price was found within the last 3 days.
The average bus ride from Chicago to Indianapolis is 3h 40m
Amtrak services this route

Chicago Bus Station Directory

Location of major bus stations in Chicago
Chicago Cermak-ChinatownChicago, 41.854023, -87.63198
Chicago W Cermak RdChicago, 41.85003, -87.65005
Chicago Turimex InternacionalChicago, 41.85255, -87.69512
Chicago Milwaukee 84 & O ConnorChicago, 43.02761, -88.01705
Chicago Milwaukee BadgerChicago, 43.03833, -87.920746
Chicago Milwaukee S Cesar ChavezChicago, 43.020977, -87.93281

Indianapolis Bus Station Directory

Location of major bus stations in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Bp Gas Station 70/91Indianapolis, 39.797092, -86.01003
Indianapolis N Alabama St btwn E Market St and E Wabash StIndianapolis, 39.768665, -86.15267
Indianapolis Bloomington Transit CtrIndianapolis, 39.164387, -86.53549
Indianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama StIndianapolis, 39.76709, -86.15379
Indianapolis Muncie Ball State UniversityIndianapolis, 40.19755, -85.41029
Indianapolis Bloomington 1725 E 3rd StIndianapolis, 39.16429, -86.51293

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Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip bus tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Apr 29
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis
May 2
11:10 amIndianapolis
4h 05m
2:15 pmChicago Union
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May 16
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis
May 17
5:10 amIndianapolis
3h 30m
7:40 amChicago Union
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May 15
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis
May 17
11:10 amIndianapolis
4h 05m
2:15 pmChicago Union
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May 15
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis
May 17
11:10 amIndianapolis
4h 05m
2:15 pmChicago Union
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May 18
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis
May 28
5:10 amIndianapolis
3h 30m
7:40 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Apr 23
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis
Apr 30
5:10 amIndianapolis
3h 30m
7:40 amChicago Union

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Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way bus tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find bus tickets by date.
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Aug 14
10:40 amChicago Union
4h 15m
3:55 pmIndianapolis
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Jun 14
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis
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May 13
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis
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Jun 28
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis
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Apr 28
10:40 amChicago Union
4h 15m
3:55 pmIndianapolis
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May 5
10:35 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
3:00 amIndianapolis

Choose the best way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis

Buses

3h 25m
$40 one-way$80 round-trip
Nonstop · from $80

Distance to downtown

ND90.5 mi
27lb CO2

80% less than flights

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Chicago to Indianapolis Buses

Trains

4h 54m
$28 one-way$69 round-trip
Nonstop · from $69

Distance to downtown

ND90.5 mi
42lb CO2

68% less than flights

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Chicago to Indianapolis Trains

Flights

0h 57m
$49 one-way$107 round-trip
1 stop · from $85

Distance to downtown

IND8.3 mi

FAQs for booking bus tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis

Are there any stops along the bus route from Chicago to Indianapolis?

In general, buses from Chicago to Indianapolis make anywhere from one to five stops. For example, the overnight Greyhound buses head south after departing from the Chicago Bus Station, make one stop at the 95th/Dan Ryan station in Chicago, and then go directly to Indianapolis. Some of the three-stop buses (which usually depart in the early morning or early evening) also make their first stop at 95th/Dan Ryan station, but then make additional stops in Gary, Indiana and Lafayette, Indiana before pulling into the bus station in Indianapolis. The Chicago to Indianapolis buses that make five stops tend to leave during the morning. These buses do not stop at 95th/Dan Ryan station. Instead, they head straight to Indiana with stops in Gary, Valparaiso, Rensselaer, Lafayette, and Lebanon. Roughly a half-hour or so after leaving Lebanon, they arrive in Indianapolis.

What bus stations do you depart from and arrive at when traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis?

One of the most popular companies providing buses to Indianapolis from Chicago is Greyhound. The main bus station they use when departing from Chicago is their Chicago Bus Station on West Harrison Street in downtown Chicago. That being said, these buses also regularly pick up passengers at the 95th/Dan Ryan station before continuing their journey down to Indianapolis. If you prefer to wait at the 95th/Dan Ryan station, then you may purchase one of the bus ticket/s from Chicago to Indianapolis that stop at this station. Alternatively, you may take the Red Line Metro toward Howard Station, transfer to the Blue Line Metro toward Forest Park, and then walk a few minutes to reach the Chicago Bus Station. It takes around 40min or so. When buses finally reach their destination of Indianapolis, they pull into the centrally located Indianapolis Bus Station.

What amenities are offered on buses traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis?

Most buses from Chicago to Indianapolis provide a range of amenities that allow for comfortable and safe travel. Near all passenger seats are power outlets that allow you to keep your devices fully charged as you surf the complimentary Wi-Fi (provided for the entire trip). The bus seats also recline backward, allowing you to spread out a bit. Since there are no middle seats on buses to Indianapolis from Chicago, all passengers get to sit by the aisle or by the window. If you need to use the restroom, one is located on-board toward the back of the bus. On longer journeys, there are also scheduled stops. Passengers with restricted mobility may sit in the accessible seating that’s available up front. A wheelchair lift may also help you to safely get on and off the bus.

What luggage can I bring on a bus from Chicago to Indianapolis?

Passengers traveling on buses to Indianapolis from Chicago are typically allowed to bring up to four items of luggage. This includes one free carry-on, one free checked bag, and up to two more paid checked bags. The free carry-on shouldn’t weigh more than 25 lbs and it should be small enough to fit on your lap, in the overhead compartment, or under your seat. The free checked bag shouldn’t weigh more than 50 lbs or be larger than 62 linear inches (measured by adding length + width + height). For an additional fee, you may also bring two extra checked bags (same weight and size requirements) to be placed under the bus. Acceptable luggage includes backpacks, duffel bags, and suitcases. Unacceptable luggage includes paper bags, plastic bags, and bags with items sticking out of them.

What do I need before boarding a bus from Chicago to Indianapolis?

Before passengers board a bus from Chicago to Indianapolis, they need to bring their ID and bus ticket. Your ID should be government-issued – think driver’s license, passport, or non-driver ID. Alternative forms of ID – a library card or college ID – won’t be accepted by the drivers. Your bus ticket may be purchased at Greyhound’s Chicago Bus Station prior to departure. Alternatively, you may purchase it online and download the e-ticket to show to the driver. Once you have your ID and bus ticket in hand, you’re ready to board. However, if you’re a younger traveler (between 12 and 16) and you are traveling alone, then an Unaccompanied Child Form needs to be filled out prior to boarding.

How much does a bus ticket from Chicago to Indianapolis cost?

A ticket from Chicago to Indianapolis for this week starts from $40 one-way.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The quickest bus available from Chicago will take 3h 25m to arrive in Indianapolis. Your arrival can differ by about 0h 15m. This largely depends on whether your bus ride includes stops or is a direct route from Chicago to Indianapolis. Amtrak has the quickest available bus to your destination.

Which bus companies operate between Chicago to Indianapolis?

You can find bus tickets for Amtrak which service this route currently. Amtrak is the cheapest option recently available with prices starting at $80 round-trip.

How far is Chicago to Indianapolis by bus?

The distance between Chicago and Indianapolis is about 164.5 mi in a straight line. In terms of time, 3h 25m by bus is reasonable for normal traffic levels.

What is the carbon footprint of a bus from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The carbon footprint of getting a bus from Chicago to Indianapolis is about 26lb. This is around 80% less than taking a plane (130lb). Doing this journey by train would leave a footprint of about 42lb.

Is a bus the fastest way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The quickest way is to book a flight from Chicago to Indianapolis, which can be as quick as 0h 58m onboard American Airlines. You can also get a train from Chicago to Indianapolis, or a bus from Chicago to Indianapolis which can take you longer to arrive at your destination.

Is a bus the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis?

Planning to book a train from Chicago to Indianapolis can be a safe bet when looking for a low-cost deal to your destination. Currently, a flight and a bus are priced higher than the cost of a train. You can search prices for a flight from Chicago starting at $107 to Indianapolis or a bus from Chicago to Indianapolis starting at $80 if that is your preferred method of transportation.


More bus options to Indianapolis

Besides Chicago there are other cities with transportation to Indianapolis. See below for more options.
Buses to Indianapolis from Louisville
Fastest travel time1h 55m
Cheapest price$119
Buses to Indianapolis from Denver
Fastest travel time21h 30m
Cheapest price$252
Buses to Indianapolis from Albuquerque
Fastest travel time28h 25m
Cheapest price$473
Buses to Indianapolis from Kalamazoo
Fastest travel time5h 30m
Cheapest price$200
Buses to Indianapolis from St. Louis
Fastest travel time4h 25m
Cheapest price$91
Buses to Indianapolis from Toledo
Fastest travel time4h 15m
Cheapest price$286

Other popular bus routes from Chicago

Change your mind about taking a bus to Indianapolis? Below are other buses from Chicago that are popular with momondo users
Buses from Chicago to Louisville
Fastest travel time6h 10m
Cheapest price$90
Buses from Chicago to Washington, D.C.
Fastest travel time20h 10m
Cheapest price$134
Buses from Chicago to Milwaukee
Fastest travel time1h 35m
Cheapest price$159
Buses from Chicago to Toledo
Fastest travel time6h 00m
Cheapest price$73

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