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Journey Information

Chicago to Atlanta coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£54.14
Shortest Duration15h 15m
Trips per day14
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Chicago to Atlanta 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 Atlanta?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £54.14 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to Atlanta. Coaches from Atlanta to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £54.14 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £28.10 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 17 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 589 miles (948 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA. However, the fastest coach only takes 15 hours and 15 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Atlanta, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Chicago?

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 Atlanta; ticket prices start at £130.25.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to Atlanta?

There is one coach company that operates from Chicago to Atlanta. 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
Greyhound1417h 26m£65.03

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Coaches to Atlanta leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 4 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 Atlanta?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to Atlanta

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Prices as travel date approaches


coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 6 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
16 June 2019Solo travel
Advance information about where stops would happen/how long they would be at minimum. Never knew when to expect I could get food/stretch.
11 July 2019Visiting family
Site seeing and the breaks. As well as the phone chargers.
The septic system wasn't emptied, bathroom had no toilet paper and urine was all over the toilet and floor making the the whole bus sticky and smelling like urine.
Bring a head pillow
27 June 2019Visiting family
Make sure maintaince is up to date, bus broke down for 3hrs

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