Quick Guide to Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, or just call it Indy for short, is the largest city in Indiana. Founded in 1821, the Treaty of St. Mary’s transferred control from indigenous tribal populations to the United States. Since then it has transitioned from a manufacturing and transportation hub to a prominent part of the civil rights movement to its current mix of wholesale trade, finance, insurance and of course sports.
Home to the Colts, Pacers, Fever and the Indy 500, this city knows how to do sports. It also knows how to host a State Fair. Every summer the 250-acre Indiana State Fairgrounds turns into a massive event with carnival rides, food stands, animals, tractors, Lego farms and even a knight in shining armor.
OurBus is proud to offer trips connecting Indy with Chicago, Bloomington, Lafayette and Zionsville along our Hoosier route.
INDIANAPOLIS PLACES OF INTEREST AND EVENTS
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest children’s museum in the world, spanning 433,000 square feet and 120,000 artifacts. Parents and Child magazines have both named it the best one in the US. So, grab the kids and be one of the 1.2 million visitors per year.
- Even if you’re not a fan of motor sports, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum should be in your plans when visiting Indy. You can see the actual trophy that is given to Indy 500 winners, the Borg-Warner Trophy.
- Take a walk or ride a bike down the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, 8 miles of cultural immersion that was opened in 2013. On it, you’ll see all historically important areas including Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Broad Ripple Village, Canal and White River State Park, Market East, Wholesale and Mass Ave.
- Go to a festival. Depending on the time of year, you’ll have a choice of the Indiana State Fair, Indy 500, Historic Irvington Halloween Festival, Indy Pride Festival, Indiana Black Expo or OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
Pick Up And Drop Off Locations
Chicago to Indianapolis
When travelling by bus from Chicago to Indianapolis, you will depart from 444 Jackson Blvd Jackson Blvd between Canal St and the Chicago River
The bus stop at Indianapolis is located at E Washington St between N Delaware St and N Alabama St Across the street from the Indygo Downtown Transit Center
The precise location and time of your departure will be available to you once you make your reservation on the OurBus App.
How long does the bus take from Chicago to Indianapolis?
The bus journey from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 5 hours 05 minutes. However, this may change due to weather and traffic conditions
What is the distance between Chicago and Indianapolis?
The distance between Chicago to Indianapolis is 185 miles.
When does the bus depart from Chicago to Indianapolis?
The departure times and ETA are available on OurBus.com or the OurBus App once you search for your origin and destination.
How do I cancel my ticket for Chicago to Indianapolis?
You can cancel your ticket for a full refund up to 24 hours before departure by logging into your account at OurBus.com or on the OurBus app. For any issues, please contact our customer service team.
I would like to alter my ticket from Chicago to Indianapolis to an earlier or later date. What do I do with my original ticket?
If your scheduled departure is more than 30 minutes away, you can simply cancel your original ticket on our website/app and transfer the money as stored credit to OurBus Wallet. This credit will reflect in your Wallet immediately and you can use this to book another ticket on our website/app. You?ll need to pay the difference in fare, if any, for a new reservation. Within 30 minutes to departure, please contact our customer service team for assistance.