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Denver-Chicago Bus Schedule
Denver to Chicago bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||18h 50m|
|Trips per day||1|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Denver to Chicago right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Denver to Chicago?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $156.24 was the low point for bus fares from Denver to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Denver are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $156.24 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 18 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 918 miles (1478 kilometers) from Denver, CO to Chicago, IL. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Chicago at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Denver?
There is usually only one bus per day from Denver to Chicago. It leaves the station in Denver at 7:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
How many buses are there each day?
There is usually only one bus per day from Denver to Chicago. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Denver to Chicago; ticket prices start at $133.54.
What bus companies travel from Denver to Chicago?
There is one bus company that operates from Denver to Chicago. Burlington Trailways is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Burlington Trailways||1||18h 51m||$177.63|
Where does the bus leave from in Denver?
Most buses depart from the main station in Denver, Colorado:
- Union Station
Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?
All buses from Denver arrive at one main station in Chicago, Illinois:
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
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