Bus Chicago to Indianapolis and return

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Ticket prices for a bus from Chicago to Indianapolis usually start from $1.00. Use our smart bus search engine to find the ideal bus ride and take your pick between the offers of Greyhound US, megabus US and Busbud. The quickest bus from Indianapolis to Chicago only takes 4h 25m. All you have to do is click the "Find Now" button and happy travels.

Chicago to Indianapolis Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$1.00
Fastest Bus4h 25m
Distance165.2 miles
Bus Companiesmegabus US, Greyhound US
  Bus Chicago - Indianapolis    165 mi
Ø Bus connections7 x
Savings-95%

The cheapest bus routes from Chicago to Indianapolis

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      6:20 PM
      10:50 PM
    31 Dec
    megabus US
    from $1.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      8:50 AM
      1:15 PM
    8 Feb
    megabus US
    from $1.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      11:59 PM
      4:35 AM
    19 Jan
    +1
    megabus US
    from $5.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      11:59 PM
      4:35 AM
    29 Jan
    +1
    megabus US
    from $5.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      11:59 PM
      4:35 AM
    28 Jan
    +1
    megabus US
    from $5.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      6:20 PM
      10:50 PM
    8 Jan
    megabus US
    from $5.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      6:20 PM
      10:50 PM
    14 Jan
    megabus US
    from $5.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      11:05 PM
      4:25 AM
    15 Jan
    +1
    Greyhound US
    from $17.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      11:05 PM
      4:30 AM
    28 Jan
    +1
    Greyhound US
    from $17.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      11:05 PM
      4:25 AM
    11 Feb
    +1
    Greyhound US
    from $18.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      11:05 PM
      4:25 AM
    19 Mar
    +1
    Greyhound US
    from $19.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      11:05 PM
      4:30 AM
    8 May
    +1
    Greyhound US
    from $19.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      11:50 PM
      4:25 AM
    11 Feb
    +1
    Greyhound US
    from $20.00
  • Chicago
    Indianapolis
      9:45 PM
      4:10 AM
    30 Mar
    +1
    Greyhound US
    from $21.00


  Bus Indianapolis - Chicago    165 mi
Ø Bus connections7 x
Savings-95%

The cheapest bus routes from Indianapolis to Chicago

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      12:00 PM
      2:30 PM
    2 Jan
    megabus US
    from $1.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      3:00 PM
      5:40 PM
    4 Feb
    megabus US
    from $1.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      3:00 PM
      5:40 PM
    30 Jan
    megabus US
    from $1.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      7:10 PM
      9:40 PM
    29 Jan
    megabus US
    from $1.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      7:10 PM
      9:40 PM
    24 Jan
    megabus US
    from $5.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      7:10 PM
      9:40 PM
    10 Jan
    megabus US
    from $5.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      2:35 AM
      4:50 AM
    31 Dec
    megabus US
    from $10.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      2:40 AM
      4:55 AM
    31 Jan
    Greyhound US
    from $19.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      2:40 AM
      4:55 AM
    21 Feb
    Greyhound US
    from $21.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      11:00 AM
      2:15 PM
    18 Jan
    Greyhound US
    from $21.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      3:25 PM
      8:15 PM
    20 Apr
    Greyhound US
    from $21.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      11:00 AM
      2:15 PM
    5 May
    Greyhound US
    from $22.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      2:40 AM
      4:55 AM
    24 Jan
    Greyhound US
    from $22.00
  • Indianapolis
    Chicago
      2:40 AM
      4:55 AM
    10 Jan
    Greyhound US
    from $22.00


Current ticket prices

You want to travel for as little money as possible? Then you should definitely consider taking a bus since it's one of the most affordable means of transportation. To get even more bang for your buck, don't forget to compare fares because they are not necessarily always the same. Sometimes, you can save a few more dollars simply by taking an earlier bus. On the route Chicago - Indianapolis, fares currently start from $1.00. Another thing to consider is the travel time: megabus US will get you to your destination in only 4h 25m, while other companies take a bit longer.

Bus stops in Chicago and Indianapolis

  Stations
W Polk St between S Clinton St and S Canal St , 60699 Chicago (USA)
West Harrison Street 630-670, 60607 Chicago (USA)
  Stations
North Delaware St between E Market St and E Wabash St , 46204 Indianapolis (USA)
S Illinois St 350, 46225 Indianapolis (USA)

More on bus features and services

Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only cheap but it's also the green way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions.

Traveling by bus has also become as comfortable as flying or taking the train. In recent years, bus operators have stepped up their game when it comes to on-board amenities by offering everything from power outlets, USB plugs, to complimentary WiFi. When taking a look at the search results shown on our page, you can immediately see all features offered by all bus operators. For instance, complimentary WiFi can be found on board most buses operated by Greyhound US. That way you'll be able to share photos of your trip with friends while on the road.

A generous baggage policy also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's bus operators. Your trip from Indianapolis to Chicago can become a lot easier if you do your research before you travel. Most bus operators offering bus rides from Chicago to Indianapolis, allow you to take a regular-size baggage in addition to carry-on baggage. Additional luggage or bulky baggage can usually be booked for an extra fee.

Take a look at the exact location of the stops in both cities, find out about departure times and book the ideal bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current offers for your Chicago – Indianapolis bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

Chicago and Indianapolis: Useful Info

Chicago
2.70 Million
Indianapolis
0.83 Million
Taxi
$4.65
$4.24
Chicago
Indianapolis
A cab ride in Chicago is 9% more expensive than in Indianapolis.
Local buses
$2.25
$1.75
Chicago
Indianapolis
A bus fare in Chicago is 23% more expensive than in Indianapolis.
Beer
$5.00
$3.50
Chicago
Indianapolis
A large beer in Chicago is 30% more expensive than in Indianapolis.
Water
$1.90
$1.29
Chicago
Indianapolis
A bottle of water in Chicago is 33% more expensive than in Indianapolis.
Meal
$10.74
$10.39
Chicago
Indianapolis
A meal in Chicago is 4% more expensive than in Indianapolis.
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