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IND — CHI
Jul 22 — Jul 291
1 adult
Mon 7/22

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3h 45m
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3h 45m
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With transfers
4h 05m
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3h 45m
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3h 45m
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3h 45m
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Indianapolis to Chicago bus information

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

Round-trip from

$85

One-way from

$44

Avg travel time

3h 37m

Popular bus line

Amtrak
Bus tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago found within the last 3 days start at $85 round-trip
The cheapest one-way bus ticket starts at $44. This price was found within the last 3 days.
The average bus ride from Indianapolis to Chicago is 3h 37m
Amtrak and Greyhound service this route

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

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

Book round-trip bus tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip bus tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak, Greyhound
Jul 26
11:10 amIndianapolis
4h 05m
2:15 pmChicago Union
Jul 28
3:45 pmChicago Union
3h 25m
8:10 pmIndianapolis
Amtrak
Jul 30
5:05 amIndianapolis
3h 45m
7:50 amChicago Union
Aug 4
10:30 pmChicago Union
3h 30m
3:00 amIndianapolis
Amtrak
Jul 30
11:10 amIndianapolis
4h 05m
2:15 pmChicago Union
Jul 30
10:30 pmChicago Union
3h 30m
3:00 amIndianapolis
Amtrak
Aug 3
5:05 amIndianapolis
3h 45m
7:50 amChicago Union
Aug 5
10:30 pmChicago Union
3h 30m
3:00 amIndianapolis
Amtrak
Aug 3
11:10 amIndianapolis
4h 05m
2:15 pmChicago Union
Aug 5
10:30 pmChicago Union
3h 30m
3:00 amIndianapolis
Amtrak
Jul 25
11:10 amIndianapolis
4h 05m
2:15 pmChicago Union
Jul 26
10:30 pmChicago Union
3h 30m
3:00 amIndianapolis

Book one-way bus tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way bus tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find bus tickets by date.
Amtrak
Jul 25
5:05 amIndianapolis
3h 45m
7:50 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 18
5:05 amIndianapolis
3h 45m
7:50 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 13
11:10 amIndianapolis
4h 05m
2:15 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 18
5:05 amIndianapolis
3h 45m
7:50 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Sep 6
5:05 amIndianapolis
3h 45m
7:50 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 16
5:05 amIndianapolis
3h 45m
7:50 amChicago Union

Choose the best way to get from Indianapolis to Chicago

Buses

3h 45m
$44 one-way$85 round-trip
Nonstop · from $85

Distance to downtown

ZUN0.7 mi

Trains

5h 00m
$31 one-way$84 round-trip
Nonstop · from $84

Distance to downtown

ZUN0.7 mi

Flights

1h 11m
$70 one-way$143 round-trip
1 stop · from $80

Distance to downtown

ORD15.9 mi

FAQs for booking bus tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago

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

If you decide to travel from Indianapolis to Chicago by bus, you can travel with Greyhound Lines, Amtrak Thruway, or Miller Transportation. Greyhound Lines, Amtrak Thruway, and Miller Transportation are bus companies devoted to offering their passengers elite transportation services. To achieve this goal, the companies have invested in buses with state-of-the-art amenities. Suppose you board one of the buses from Indianapolis to Chicago offered by any company. In that case, you’ll enjoy access to an onboard toilet in good condition, complimentary Wi-Fi, comfortable seats with adequate legroom, and power outlets you can use to charge your devices. As all the buses are well-maintained, you need not worry about your bus lacking amenities in good condition.

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

If you’re an American citizen, you only need valid photo identification and a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Chicago to be able to board a bus that covers this route. For your valid photo ID, you can use your driver’s license, passport, student’s ID, or military ID. However, if you’re a foreign citizen, you’ll need to have your foreign government-issued passport and your bus ticket to board a bus to Chicago from Indianapolis. It’s worth noting that Miller Transportation, Amtrak Thruway, and Greyhound Lines accept mobile tickets. Hence, you don’t have to have a printed bus ticket to board one of their buses from Indianapolis to Chicago.

How many buses are there from Indianapolis to Chicago each day?

Although trains travel from Indianapolis to Chicago, most people traveling this route usually prefer to do so by bus. As this is the case, the demand for Indianapolis to Chicago buses is normally pretty high. At least seven daily buses travel from Indianapolis to Chicago to meet this demand. Both Greyhound Lines and Miller Transportation provide three buses, whereas Amtrak Thruway offers a single bus to Chicago from Indianapolis. If you’d like to travel affordably, you should board the Amtrak Thruway bus, while if you’d like to travel swiftly, you should board a Greyhound Lines Bus.

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

In Indianapolis, you’ll board your bus to Chicago at the Indianapolis bus station. The largest bus station in the city, this bus terminal serves most of the buses to and from this city. As such, it is normally full of passengers. To get to either of these stations, you’ll either take a cab if the distance is lengthy or walk if the distance is minimal. In Chicago, you’ll get off at Chicago Dan Ryan Greyhound Station, Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station, or Chicago Union Station, depending on the bus that you’ll board. At any of these Chicago stations, you’ll easily find a cab to transport you to your preferred destination, as cabs are always parked outside the stations. It’s worth stating that you’ll have access to a waiting room, accessible washroom, food eatery, and retail shop at all the above-mentioned stations.

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

There are plenty of towns along the Indianapolis to Chicago route. However, all Indianapolis to Chicago buses travel directly from their departure stations to their arrival stations. This means that they don’t stop at any town along the route. This being the case, if you board any of the buses from Indianapolis to Chicago, once you depart from Indianapolis, you’ll only stop once you get to Chicago. However, while traveling on this route, you’ll be able to see scenic towns such as Lafayette and Merrillville.

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

See available tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago for this week that start at $44 one-way.

How long is the bus ride from Indianapolis to Chicago?

The quickest bus available from Indianapolis will take 3h 30m to arrive in Chicago. Travel time can vary by 0h 07m, so prioritize nonstop options for the quickest arrival. Take the Amtrak bus from Indianapolis and you’ll arrive in your destination quickly.

Which bus companies operate between Indianapolis to Chicago?

Ride to your destination comfortably on Amtrak and Greyhound. Consider Amtrak, Greyhound as it’s been found as the cheapest option to get from Indianapolis to Chicago starting at $85.

How far is Indianapolis to Chicago by bus?

While Chicago is 164.5 mi from Indianapolis, the distance by bus is longer and depends on the route taken. Most buses from Indianapolis going to Chicago will get there in around 3h 30m - but this can get longer during peak traffic times.


More bus options to Chicago

Besides Indianapolis there are other cities with transportation to Chicago. See below for more options.
Buses to Chicago from Louisville
Fastest travel time5h 50m
Cheapest price$97
Buses to Chicago from Washington, D.C.
Fastest travel time16h 50m
Cheapest price$134

Other popular bus routes from Indianapolis

Change your mind about taking a bus to Chicago? Below are other buses from Indianapolis that are popular with momondo users
Buses from Indianapolis to Louisville
Fastest travel time1h 55m
Cheapest price$97
Buses from Indianapolis to Kalamazoo
Fastest travel time5h 40m
Cheapest price$107
Buses from Indianapolis to St. Louis
Fastest travel time3h 55m
Cheapest price$124
Buses from Indianapolis to Toledo
Fastest travel time3h 55m
Cheapest price$165
Buses from Indianapolis to Albuquerque
Fastest travel time26h 50m
Cheapest price$473
Buses from Indianapolis to Denver
Fastest travel time23h 20m
Cheapest price$421

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