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Journey Information

Cleveland to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$35.91
Fastest time7h 10m
Trips per day6
Bus lines2
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Price trends for buses from Cleveland to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AugAug

Monthly average prices

$66$53$40$27$13SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$66$53$40$27$133020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Cleveland, OH to Chicago, IL
4.6
Based on 10 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Barons Bus Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.8
Value
4.0
Condition
4.8
Abdul Karim
5.0
November 13, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
On time. Comfortable. Actually all was good.
Cons
Seats and USB drives
Christian
5.0
August 2, 2019Solo travel
Pros
IT WAS SICK TO THE MAX!
Cons
COULD'VE BEEN MORE LIT!
Tips
GET SCHWIFTY! (shit on the floor)
Justin
3.0
July 18, 2019Vacation
Pros
The trip was the kind of trip you'd expect if you took a bus from Cleveland to Chicago.
Cons
A few things.
Tips
Ooga booga booga.

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
4.8
Rachel
5.0
December 24, 2019Visiting family
Tips
Honestly, a much better experience than a plane. 6.5 hours of travel is comparable to a plane Checkin, travel, and security. I’d absolutely take this bus ride again for this route.
Daniel
5.0
October 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
We arrived a few minutes early in Cleveland.
Cons
Instead of making multiple short bathroom stops, perhaps it would be better just to make one in the middle of the trip so that there is more time to get dinner at the travel station.
Judith
4.0
October 12, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was so easy- no extra time waiting around- stress free
Cons
ability to charge cell phone On the way there the driver was sort of rude- On the way home the driver was delightful
Tips
chilly in bus- bring an extra sweater or a little throw
Daniela
5.0
October 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Great deal, great driver, clean bus, on time!
Cons
There was no Wi-Fi and that sucked a bit. There was no plugs so all your devices had to be charged. For such a long trip that was inconvenient
Tips
Charge your devices and bring a book.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the distance from Cleveland to Chicago?

The distance from Cleveland to Chicago is about 343 miles. Several bus carriers make this trip, including Greyhound, Barons Bus Lines and Megabus. Depending on which bus line you choose, it will take between 6 and 10 hours to reach Chicago.

How much is a Megabus to Chicago from Cleveland?

On average, you can expect to pay $29.29 for a Megabus ticket from Cleveland to Chicago. If you’re the first person to purchase a Megabus ticket for your trip, you’ll pay just $1.

What is the population of the Cleveland metro area?

According to the 2018 census, the city of Cleveland has a population of 383,793. The Cleveland metro area (usually called Greater Cleveland) has a population of 2,057,009. That number includes the city’s population and the surrounding 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.

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 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?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines29h 5m$46.69
Greyhound410h 39m$55.95

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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