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Journey Information

Chicago to Nashville bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$67.22
Fastest time9h 40m
Trips per day10
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Nashville 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 Chicago to Nashville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $92.67 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Nashville. Buses from Nashville to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $92.67 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 2 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $2.02 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 398 miles (640 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 40 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Nashville, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Nashville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Nashville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 Nashville; ticket prices start at $119.94.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Nashville?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Chicago, Illinois to Nashville, Tennessee. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway210h 56m$131.81
Greyhound812h 8m$75.64

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
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Nashville?

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Nashville, Tennessee:

  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S

Price trends for buses from Chicago to Nashville

Average prices by travel date

$138$92$46SepOct

Monthly average prices

$99$79$59$40$20ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$132$105$79$53$263020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN
5.0
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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