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San Francisco to Chicago coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£88.55
Shortest Duration52h 35m
Trips per day5
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How much does a coach ticket from San Francisco to Chicago cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from San Francisco to Chicago were £107.52.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from San Francisco to Chicago is by booking earlier as most coach companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 11 days out, tickets are on average £78.32 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the coach ride from San Francisco to Chicago?

The distance between San Francisco and Chicago is approximately 1855.79 miles, or 2985.84 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 56 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 52 hours and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most coaches 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 coach 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 coach from San Francisco to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Francisco to Chicago by coach is at 00:00 on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 00:00 on Friday is when the fewest number of coach tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the coach departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What coach companies travel from San Francisco to Chicago?

On average there are 5 coach trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from San Francisco to Chicago, with an average of 5 trips per day and 113 monthly trips. One coach carrier currently travels from San Francisco to Chicago. Of the 5 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from San Francisco to Chicago start at £109.34.

1 carriers offer San Francisco to Chicago coach trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Francisco to Chicago from £88.55. There are 5 Greyhound schedules from San Francisco to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay £151.71 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In San Francisco, Greyhound departs to Chicago from 425 Mission St and no other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Francisco to Chicago takes 56 hours and 36 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 52 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay £165.28 for a weekend getaway to Chicago.

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Coaches to Chicago depart from one main station in San Francisco:
  • 425 Mission St
Coaches arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Chicago for trips arriving from San Francisco:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave