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Grand Rapids to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.24
Fastest time4h 20m
Trips per day26
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Overall score for Grand Rapids to Chicago
4.5
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Indian Trails report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Robert
4.0
June 9, 2019Business
Pros
Got read as I made my way to Chicago.
Cons
Need more room, seat was cramped and I am pretty average in size.

How to book cheap bus tickets from Grand Rapids to Chicago

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Grand Rapids to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Grand Rapids to Chicago were $37.14. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $11.10 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

The distance between Grand Rapids and Chicago is approximately 125.10 miles, or 201.28 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 7 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Grand Rapids to Chicago by bus is on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Thursday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Which bus should you take from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

Typically there are 26 scheduled buses per day. One bus company currently travels from Grand Rapids to Chicago.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Indian Trails has the most regularly scheduled departures from Grand Rapids to Chicago, with an average of 26 trips per day and 533 monthly trips.

Of the 26 trips there are 5 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Grand Rapids to Chicago starts at $37.13.

1 carriers offer Grand Rapids to Chicago bus trips

Indian Trails

Book Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Chicago from $17.24. There are 26 Indian Trails schedules from Grand Rapids to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $39.65 for a Indian Trails ticket to Chicago. In Grand Rapids, Indian Trails departs to Chicago from Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW and 1 other station. In Chicago, Indian Trails arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Chicago takes 7 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Chicago in 4 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Indian Trails offers 26 trips per day and you could expect to pay $42.55 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 5m
Avg. Price
$39.65

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Grand Rapids. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from:
  • Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW
  • 440 Century Ave SW
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Grand Rapids:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave