Bus Options for Every Field Trip in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Party Bus Company provides bus rentals for school groups of all sizes traveling throughout central Indiana. Whether you need transportation for a single-class field trip to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis or multiple buses for a district-wide outing, we’ve got you covered. Our selection includes Minibuses: Perfect for transporting smaller groups of up to 25 passengers. Choose from 18-, 20-, or 25-passenger models. Full-size motorcoaches: Seat up to 56 passengers comfortably for those large class trips. Great for out-of-state adventures! Party Buses: seat 10-50 students and can be used for proms, homecomings and even as a fundraiser prize!
Why Choose a Field Trip Bus Rental?
Renting a charter bus or shuttle bus for your Indianapolis field trip provides a wealth of benefits over traditional school bus transportation:
Our field trip buses come equipped with plush, reclining seats so students and chaperones can relax on the way to every destination. Air conditioning keeps the cabin cool on hot Hoosier days. Many buses also have panoramic windows for amazing views of Indianapolis landmarks as you travel.
Make travel entertaining with charter buses that have amenities like WiFi, power outlets, overhead storage, TV monitors, and a DVD player. Kids can watch movies, play games, or finish homework while en route. No more hearing “Are we there yet?” ever again!
With a private field trip bus rental, you can create your own custom itinerary around Indianapolis. Visit the top spots for however long you wish without needing to adhere to someone else’s schedule. Your bus will take care of navigation so you can focus on the educational adventures.
Create Your Own Indianapolis Field Trip Itinerary
One benefit of reserving a charter bus for your Indianapolis field trip is that you can customize your group’s schedule. Rather than rushing to keep up with a tour company’s itinerary, just tell your driver the stops you want to make and the sights you wish to see. They’ll follow your plans to a T!
Some of our most-requested educational destinations in and around Indy include:
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 334-3322
As the largest children’s museum in the world, this exciting Indianapolis attraction offers interactive science exhibits, incredible dinosaur fossils and Egyptian artifacts, hands-on labs, and more across five floors of nonstop educational fun. Bring your elementary school students here to ignite their natural curiosity and imagination. Exploration stations let kids role-play as paleontologists, archeologists, and more to bring lessons to life.
Address: 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone: (317) 630-2001
From amphibians to orangutans, Indianapolis Zoo is home to over 1,400 animals across 230 special exhibits. Your students will love learning about creatures from around the world in natural habitat environments. Buy group tickets in advance for the best rate on field trip admission. The zoo also offers education classes, behind-the-scenes zookeeper tours, and summer camps.
Indiana State Museum
Address: 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-1637
Covering everything from early Native American life to the latest scientific innovations, the Indiana State Museum brings the Hoosier experience to life. Middle schoolers and high schoolers will especially appreciate the interactive science displays in this must-see Indianapolis museum. You can even plan an overnight “Night at the Museum” field trip to extend the learning experience.
NCAA Hall of Champions
Address: 700 W Washington St, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 916-4255
At this shrine celebrating college athletics, students can immerse themselves in simulated sports experiences, from hitting a baseball to calling plays from the sidelines.
With tons of interactive exhibits and games, this museum is perfect for field trips looking to get kids up and moving. Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounted admission, and you can add a 30-minute guided tour for bigger student groups.
Address: 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
Phone: (317) 776-6000
History comes to life at this living history museum, where costumed interpreters demonstrate pioneer living in a recreated 19th-century village.
From helping “farm” the land to witnessing a historic “town hall meeting,” students get hands-on history lessons at Conner Prairie. Keep the learning going with their paid education programs like the Headless Horseman hayride and haunted walks in October.
Of course, your bus will also stop at any restaurants, parks, or other attractions you want to visit along the route. Just provide an itinerary when booking your Indianapolis field trip charter bus.
Simple Campus Visits and College Tours
Indianapolis is also home to several exceptional colleges and universities. If you have high school students considering higher education options in Indy, a campus tour can help them determine if a prospective school is the right fit.
Rather than sticking to rigid tour schedules, rent a minibus from Indianapolis Party Bus Company. Create a customized Indianapolis college tour tailored to your students’ interests and the schools on their wish lists.
Here are some of the top Indianapolis universities we can shuttle you around during your visit:
Address: 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 940-8000
Butler balances rigorous academics with community involvement and Division I athletics. Students praise its small classes and one-on-one mentoring.
Butler’s campus tour includes a student-led walking tour around its 295-acre campus. Groups of 20 or less can register online for a visit.
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Address: 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-4591
IUPUI offers the experiential learning of an urban campus alongside research opportunities.
This public university provides student-led tours Monday through Friday year-round. Groups of 10 or more should call at least one week in advance to schedule.
University of Indianapolis
Address: 1400 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone: (317) 788-3368
With its small campus community and emphasis on experiential learning, UIndy attracts students seeking a more intimate university experience.
Schedule your student group’s 1.5-hour walking tour at least one week in advance. Private tours for groups of 20 or less are available.
Address: 3200 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone: (317) 955-6000
This Catholic liberal arts school balances faith and reason in its curriculum. Students praise its welcoming atmosphere and beautiful campus.
Visitors can take a guided tour of Marian’s campus Monday through Friday at 10 AM or 2 PM. The tour office requests at least one week’s notice to accommodate groups.
Sporting Events at Indianapolis Venues
Sports are a huge part of life in Indy. You’ll find fans rallying with their favorite teams across major league, collegiate, high school, and community leagues. Planning transportation for your sports group in Indianapolis? We can make gameday travel simple. Choose a charter bus or minibus rental based on your group size. All players, coaches, staff, spectators, and guests can ride comfortably without the hassle of driving separate cars. Store your sports gear and coolers in the bus’s baggage hold and get pumped for the big game with music over the sound system.
The charter buses we offer can include models with seatbelts and other great features. Add premium entertainment options like WiFi and TVs to pass time on the way. Your team can hop aboard our private bus rental, ready to win when we handle the driving!
Here are some of the most popular sports and event venues we service in Indianapolis:
Lucas Oil Stadium
Address: 500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (317) 262-3389
Home stadium of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium, hosts major college bowl games and has even been a Super Bowl site. Located downtown, parking on game days can be sparse. Rent a bus for easy access.
Address: 125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 917-2500
Formerly known as Conseco Fieldhouse, Gainbridge Fieldhouse is the home court for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. It also regularly hosts major concerts and events in downtown Indy.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Address: 4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone: (317) 492-8500
Few sporting venues are more iconic than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Bus groups can take laps on the famous oval track and visit the Hall of Fame Museum.
Address: 501 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (317) 269-3545
Baseball fans watching the Indianapolis Indians, Triple-A affiliate of the MLB Pittsburgh Pirates, play at Victory Field. The park offers great sightlines and fun amenities.
Start Planning Your School Event with Indianapolis Party Bus Company
Ready to reserve transportation for your next school outing in Indy? Indianapolis Party Bus Company offers service to answer any questions and provide a free, no-obligation quote for your personalized bus rental. Call 317-238-3326 or request a quote online to get started. From first-timers to frequent renters, our Indianapolis reservation experts will walk you through the simple booking process.