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Journey Information

Washington DC to Chicago coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£41.21
Shortest duration20h 20m
Trips per day7
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Washington to Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How much is a coach ticket from Washington DC to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £41.21 was the low point for coach fares from Washington to Chicago. Coaches from Chicago to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £41.21 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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £21.16 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 28 hours and 17 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?

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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Washington DC?

The first coach leaves at 05:00 and the last coach leaves at 17:00. 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 7 scheduled coaches that travel from Washington DC to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct coach. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different coach at any point during your trip. Direct coaches also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Chicago; ticket prices start at £60.72.

What coach companies travel from Washington DC to Chicago?

There is one coach company that operates from Washington DC to Chicago. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound71d 4h 18m£45.83

Book Greyhound from Washington to Chicago from £41. There are 7 Greyhound schedules from Washington to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay £46 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Washington, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Union Station 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 Washington to Chicago takes 28 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 20 hours and 20 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay £45 for a weekend getaway to Chicago.

Price trends for coaches from Washington DC to Chicago

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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