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Philadelphia to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$41.00
Fastest time19h 0m
Trips per day10
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How to book cheap Philadelphia to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Philadelphia to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Philadelphia to Chicago were US$51.36. By booking 18 days out, tickets are on average US$27.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Philadelphia to Chicago by bus is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday 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.

Greyhound from Philadelphia to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 10 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Philadelphia to Chicago, with an average of 10 trips per day and 199 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Philadelphia to Chicago. Of the 10 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Philadelphia to Chicago starts at US$86.00.

1 carriers offer Philadelphia to Chicago bus trips


Book Greyhound from Philadelphia to Chicago from US$41.00. There are 10 Greyhound schedules from Philadelphia to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay US$72.07 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Philadelphia, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Dan Ryan Bus Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Philadelphia to Chicago takes 21 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 19 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 10 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$77.76 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

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Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Philadelphia. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St.
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
bus trips arrive in Chicago at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are travelling with. Dan Ryan Bus Station, Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Philadelphia.
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St