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Journey Information

Chicago to Cincinnati coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£28.25
Shortest Duration9h 45m
Trips per day7
Coach lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £28.25 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to Cincinnati. Coaches from Cincinnati to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £28.25 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £11.88 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 11 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 252 miles (406 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Cincinnati, OH. However, the fastest coach only takes 9 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Chicago to Cincinnati for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 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 Cincinnati, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati; ticket prices start at £32.96.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to Cincinnati?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Chicago, Illinois to Cincinnati, Ohio. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines110h 35m£58.85
Greyhound612h 6m£31.35

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Chicago, Illinois has two coach stations with service to Cincinnati, Ohio:

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

Where does the coach arrive in Cincinnati?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Cincinnati, Ohio:

  • 1005 Gilbert Ave
  • Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to Cincinnati

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Prices as travel date approaches


coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Chicago, IL to Cincinnati, OH
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
6 August 2019Vacation
Rescheduling after the bus broke

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
25 January 2020Business
Bus driver was nice and interactive.
Drop off area was kind of sketchy.
The bus came early and left exactly on time so be there at least 10-15 minutes early.
28 October 2019Visiting family
Fall colors
WiFi & USB port
Pack lite, be polite, and smile
18 June 2019Visiting friends
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