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Journey Information

Chicago to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$77.56
Fastest time19h 19m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from Chicago to Washington DC

Monthly average prices

$170$136$102$68$34ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$170$136$102$68$343020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Washington DC
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Washington 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Chicago to Washington DC?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $77.56 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $77.56 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. You should book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $82.00 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 19 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 955 kilometers (594 miles) from Chicago to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 19 hours and 19 minutes. 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 Washington DC 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Chicago to Washington DC. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $114.29.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Washington DC?

There is one bus company that operates from Chicago to Washington DC. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound219h 49m$126.10

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Washington DC, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

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