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Indianapolis to Chicago bus information

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

Round-trip from

$46

One-way from

$19

Avg travel time

5h 01m

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Bus tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago found within the last 3 days start at $46 round-trip
The cheapest one-way bus ticket starts at $19. This price was found within the last 3 days.
The average bus ride from Indianapolis to Chicago is 5h 01m
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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.
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Jun 4
1:15 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 30m
4:45 pmChicago Union
Jun 5
6:30 amChicago Union
3h 35m
10:05 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
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Jun 25
1:15 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 30m
4:45 pmChicago Union
Jul 1
6:30 amChicago Union
3h 35m
10:05 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
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Jun 25
1:15 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 30m
4:45 pmChicago Union
Jun 26
3:50 amChicago Union
3h 20m
7:10 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
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Jul 4
12:00 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 50m
3:50 pmChicago Union
Jul 7
10:00 amChicago Union
3h 55m
1:55 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
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Jun 17
4:00 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 45m
7:45 amChicago Union
Jul 4
6:30 amChicago Union
3h 35m
10:05 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
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Jun 26
5:30 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 45m
9:15 amChicago Union
Jul 2
6:30 amChicago Union
3h 35m
10:05 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St

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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.
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Jul 1
12:00 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 50m
3:50 pmChicago Union
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Jun 5
12:00 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 50m
3:50 pmChicago Union
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Jul 4
12:00 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 50m
3:50 pmChicago Union

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FAQs for booking bus tickets 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

See available tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago for this week that start at $21 one-way.

The quickest bus available from Indianapolis will take 4h 15m to arrive in Chicago. Travel time can vary by 0h 46m, so prioritize nonstop options for the quickest arrival. Take the OurBus bus from Indianapolis and you’ll arrive in your destination quickly.

Ride to your destination comfortably on OurBus. Consider OurBus as it’s been found as the cheapest option to get from Indianapolis to Chicago starting at $46.

Based on just travel duration our users have found a flight from Indianapolis to Chicago to be the fastest option to their destination at just 1h 09m. If travel time is less of a concern you may want to look into booking some alternative forms of transportation like a train from Indianapolis to Chicago or a bus from Indianapolis to Chicago.

Expect a bus to be one of the cheapest options available to you for travel. Currently, a bus has deals available from $46. While they may not be the most cost-effective options currently available a flight from Indianapolis to Chicago or a train from Indianapolis to Chicago can also be options worth looking into if other factors outside of cost are a higher priority.

Indianapolis and Chicago are 164.5 mi apart from one another. The actual distance traveled by bus depends on the route taken - roadwork or traffic often impact this and longer routes can change often. The bus journey is around 4h 15m long.


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Jun 4
1:15 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 30m
4:45 pmChicago Union
Jun 5
6:30 amChicago Union
3h 35m
10:05 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
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Jun 25
1:15 pmIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 30m
4:45 pmChicago Union
Jun 26
3:50 amChicago Union
3h 20m
7:10 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
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Aug 19
4:00 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St
3h 45m
7:45 amChicago Union
Aug 21
4:05 amChicago Union
3h 20m
7:25 amIndianapolis E Washington St, Delaware St & N Alabama St

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