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|Fastest time||7h 10m|
|Trips per day||6|
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the distance from Cleveland to Chicago?
How much is a Megabus to Chicago from Cleveland?
What is the population of the Cleveland metro area?
Is it safe to travel by bus from Cleveland to Chicago 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.
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How much is a bus ticket from Cleveland to Chicago?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $39.90 was the low point for bus fares from Cleveland to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Cleveland are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $39.90 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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $29.92 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 307 miles (495 kilometers) from Cleveland, OH to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 10 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?
Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cleveland?
The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cleveland to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Cleveland to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Cleveland to Chicago; ticket prices start at $63.83.
What bus companies travel from Cleveland to Chicago?
Where does the bus leave from in Cleveland?
Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Cleveland, Ohio. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:
- Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave
Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?
Buses arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
- 5800 N Cumberland Ave
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
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