There are 4 ways to get from Indianapolis to Nashville by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 46 min

  1. 1123

$35 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. 8255

$28 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. 289.7 miles

$28 - $45

Fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. IND - BNA

$160 - $450

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Nashville, TN, USA?

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Nashville via Louisville, KY and Louisville, Ky in around 5 h 46 min. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Nashville hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Nashville via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Indianapolis and Nashville is 404 km. The road distance is 463 km.

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Nashville is to bus which costs $28 - $40 and takes 5 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Nashville is to drive which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $28 - $45.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Nashville, TN. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Indianapolis to Nashville, including transfers.