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Kansas City to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$69.06
Fastest time10h 35m
Trips per day10
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Kansas City to Chicago

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Kansas City to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Kansas City to Chicago were $69.59. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $8.53 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Kansas City to Chicago?

The distance between Kansas City and Chicago is approximately 412.58 miles, or 663.81 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 12 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 35 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 Kansas City to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Kansas City to Chicago by bus is on Tuesday. 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 Kansas City to Chicago?

Typically there are 10 scheduled buses per day. One bus company currently travels from Kansas City to Chicago.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Kansas City to Chicago, with an average of 10 trips per day and 209 monthly trips.

Of the 10 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Kansas City to Chicago starts at $73.04.

1 carriers offer Kansas City to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Kansas City to Chicago from $69.06. There are 10 Greyhound schedules from Kansas City to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $87.23 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Kansas City, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave and 1 other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Kansas City to Chicago takes 12 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 10 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 10 trips per day and you could expect to pay $86.76 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
12h 53m
Avg. Price
$87.23

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Kansas City. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave
  • 47th St Transit Cntr
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 Kansas City:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave