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Chicago-Cleveland Bus Schedule
Chicago to Cleveland bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||7h 45m|
|Trips per day||4|
Frequently Asked Questions
What bus carriers go from Chicago to Cleveland?
How long does it take to get to Cleveland from Chicago by bus?
What is the cheapest bus ticket you can get from Chicago to Cleveland?
Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Cleveland 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.
Does the bus take you directly from Chicago to Cleveland?
How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Cleveland?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $39.40 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Cleveland. Buses from Cleveland to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $39.40 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $19.84 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 57 minutes to cover the 307 miles (495 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Cleveland, OH. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 45 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?
With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?
The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Cleveland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Cleveland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Chicago to Cleveland; ticket prices start at $64.10.
What bus companies travel from Chicago to Cleveland?
Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?
Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago, Illinois:
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
Where does the bus arrive in Cleveland?
All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Cleveland, Ohio:
- Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave
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