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Journey Information

Chicago to Los Angeles coach - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$91.00
Shortest Duration48h 25m
Trips per day23
Coach lines1
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Price trends for coaches from Chicago to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

US$225US$150US$75JulJul

Monthly average prices

US$200US$160US$120US$80US$40ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

US$250US$200US$150US$100US$503020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Chicago to Los Angeles 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Chicago to Los Angeles?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$111.00 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to Los Angeles. Coaches from Los Angeles to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$111.00 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 21 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$152.90 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 53 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 1742 miles (2804 kilometers) from Chicago to Los Angeles. However, the fastest coach only takes 48 hours and 25 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Los Angeles at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 Chicago?

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 23 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to Los Angeles 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 Chicago to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at US$146.00.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to Los Angeles?

There is one coach company that operates from Chicago to Los Angeles. 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
Greyhound232d 5h 16mUS$190.24

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Coaches to Los Angeles leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Los Angeles?

Coaches arrive in Los Angeles at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Los Angeles, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • Union Station

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