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Journey Information

Chicago to Omaha coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£22.75
Shortest Duration9h 20m
Trips per day4
Coach lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £26.68 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to Omaha. Coaches from Omaha to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £26.68 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £49.92 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 10 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 435 miles (699 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE. However, the fastest coach only takes 9 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Chicago?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 15:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to Omaha, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to Omaha 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 Chicago to Omaha; ticket prices start at £49.43.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to Omaha?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Chicago, Illinois to Omaha, Nebraska. Of these two services, Burlington Trailways usually offers more choice, with 2 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways29h 40m£65.11
Greyhound212h 44m£47.75

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Chicago, Illinois has two coach stations with service to Omaha, Nebraska:

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

Where does the coach arrive in Omaha?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Omaha, Nebraska:

  • Burlington Trailways Terminal
  • Omaha Eppley Airport

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to Omaha

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Prices as travel date approaches


coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Windstar Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
14 January 2020Visiting family
I like how efficient it was.
No improvement
Bring toilet paper just in case they run out
4 July 2019Visiting family
Driver kind
better regulate the air conditioning because too cold
Nothing in particular

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