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Davenport - Chicago Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Davenport to Chicago. Traveling by bus from Davenport to Chicago usually takes around 4 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Burlington Trailways bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance154 mi (248 km)
Shortest duration2h 50m
Cheapest price$35.43
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Davenport to Chicago

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)




May 27, 2024- Solo travel

Burlington Trailways

Pros: Cozy. Cons: Extra departure options from Davenport.



December 20, 2022- Vacation

Burlington Trailways

Pros: It was good that we could get to Chicago. However, due to the bad weather, the returning bus was cancelled. Cons: It would be nice if we could have a folding table beside the seat. Tips: Watch out the weather forcast.



November 4, 2019- Business


Pros: The bus was extremely comfortable and we arrived on time with no issues whatsoever. Cons: There was some confusion from another passenger on the ticketing process. Maybe that could be streamlined for those without access to smartphone technology. Tips: This is an amazing bargain and wonderfully comfortable.



June 7, 2019- Visiting family

Burlington Trailways

Pros: The bus was late but that happens. Tips: Try not to talk loud the entire trip. Also got the last seat and women had part of her leg on my seat and said my leg hurt and I have to stretch it out so here I have to sit in half a seat uncomfortable for the entire trip.



May 24, 2019- Business

Burlington Trailways

Pros: Got there. Cons: A little less. Tips: Lower the price.

How much is a bus ticket from Davenport to Chicago?

$49.77 is the average price of a bus ticket from Davenport to Chicago. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Davenport to Chicago is expected to range from $48 to $63. If you are looking to travel to Chicago within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $53. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $48 and can be found on June 20, 2024.

Monthly average prices

Bus tickets from Davenport to Chicago are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $56. On the other hand, traveling on this route during September might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for September trips cost $76, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$23.74 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Davenport to Chicago?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Davenport to Chicago that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways43h 7m$71.30
Greyhound55h 51m$55.02
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Davenport to Chicago from $42. There are 4 Burlington Trailways schedules from Davenport to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Chicago. In Davenport, Burlington Trailways departs to Chicago from Davenport (Hillandale) and 1 other station. In Chicago, Burlington Trailways arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station.

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Davenport to Chicago takes 3 hours and 7 minutes , while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 5 bus trips from Davenport to Chicago every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 51 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Chicago usually start from $35.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 248 kilometers from Davenport to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Davenport to Chicago for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Chicago, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Davenport to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Davenport to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Davenport to Chicago; ticket prices start at $57.28.

City Information


Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Davenport?

Main departure station: Ground Transp Ctr - 304 W River Dr

Davenport has two bus stations with service to Chicago.

All bus stations in Davenport:

  • Ground Transp Ctr - 304 W River Dr

  • Davenport (Hillandale)

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Chicago Greyhound Bus Station - CHIGLI3-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Chicago.

Bus stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

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