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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity coaches per day from Toronto to Chicago. Traveling by coach from Toronto to Chicago usually takes around 17 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US coach can make the trip in 13 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance436 mi (701 km)
Shortest duration13h 50m
Cheapest price£43.01
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines2

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Toronto to Chicago

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

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Jinchuan

2 January 2020- Vacation

Greyhound

so lucky to meet a Canadian girl

How much is a coach ticket from Toronto to Chicago?

£53.14 is the average price of a bus ticket from Toronto to Chicago. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

£72£48£24AprApr

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Toronto to Chicago is expected to range from £49 to £71. If you are looking to travel to Chicago within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £52. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £49 and can be found on 7 May 2024.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Toronto to Chicago are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £56. On the other hand, traveling on this route during October might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for October trips cost £89, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 29 days in advance to save £45.64 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Toronto to Chicago?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Toronto to Chicago that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 13 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1317h 28m£68.65
Greyhound417h 59m£67.27
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 13 trips per day from Toronto to Chicago, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Toronto to Chicago every day, with the average journey taking around 17 hours and 59 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Chicago usually start from £43.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 17 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 436 miles from Toronto to Chicago. However, the fastest coach only takes 13 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Chicago. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all coaches from Toronto to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled coaches that travel from Toronto to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Toronto to Chicago; ticket prices start at £91.73.

City Information

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Toronto?

Main departure station: Union Station Bus Terminal

Toronto has two coach stations with service to Chicago.

All coach stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • 55 Town Centre Court

Where does the coach arrive in Chicago?

Chicago Greyhound Bus Station - CHIGLI3-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Coaches arrive in Chicago at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

  • Chicago Train Station Bus Stop

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