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Journey Information

Chicago to Washington DC coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£44.73
Shortest Duration19h 45m
Trips per day3
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Chicago to Washington 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 Chicago to Washington DC?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £47.47 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to Washington. Coaches from Washington DC to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £47.47 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 12 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £37.00 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 19 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 594 miles (955 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC. However, the fastest coach only takes 19 hours and 45 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 Washington DC 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Chicago?

The first coach leaves at 10:00 and the last coach leaves at 11:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Washington DC; ticket prices start at £65.91.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to Washington DC?

There is one coach company that operates from Chicago to Washington DC. 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
Greyhound319h 57m£67.53

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Most coaches depart from the main station in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

Where does the coach arrive in Washington DC?

All coaches from Chicago arrive at one main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

£82£55£27OctNov

Monthly average prices

£98£78£59£39£20NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

£98£78£59£39£203020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

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