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Washington DC-Chicago Coach Timetable
Washington DC to Chicago coach - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||20h 20m|
|Trips per day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by coach from Washington 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from Washington DC to Chicago?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £44.73 was the low point for coach fares from Washington to Chicago. Coaches from Chicago to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £44.73 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £27.19 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the coach ride?
The coach usually takes around 21 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 594 miles (955 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest coach only takes 20 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?
Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches 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 coach 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 coaches leave Washington DC?
The first coach leaves at 16:00 and the last coach leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all coaches from Washington DC to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many coaches are there each day?
There are usually only 2 coaches per day from Washington DC to Chicago. One coach is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting coach at any point.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Chicago; ticket prices start at £65.91.
What coach companies travel from Washington DC to Chicago?
There is one coach company that operates from Washington DC to Chicago. Greyhound is the one coach line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
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Where does the coach leave from in Washington DC?
Coaches to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Washington, District of Columbia. These are the 4 most popular coach stations:
- Union Station
Where does the coach arrive in Chicago?
Coaches arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Chicago, Illinois:
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
- 5800 N Cumberland Ave
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