COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Find coach tickets from Chicago to Cleveland

switcheroo
Lowest PricesWe work directly with hundreds of bus & train carriers to find the best available fares.
No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your bus & train tickets.
Best Travel OptionsWe help you find & compare the best buses and trains in one place.

Journey Information

Chicago to Cleveland coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£21.19
Shortest Duration7h 45m
Trips per day10
Coach lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

What bus carriers go from Chicago to Cleveland?

There are currently 3 bus carriers that go from Chicago to Cleveland: Barons Bus Lines, Greyhound and Megabus. Greyhound has averages 13 daily trips to Cleveland, which is the most of any bus line, and the journey averages 8 hours and 27 minutes. Out of those 13 daily trips, 9 of them are direct routes that do not require a transfer. Barons Bus Lines has 2 daily trips, with an average duration of 10 hours and 12 minutes. Megabus offers 2 daily routes, but has the fastest duration at 6 hours and 20 minutes.

How long does it take to get to Cleveland from Chicago by bus?

A direct bus from Chicago to Cleveland takes about 6 hours and 20 minutes. Barons Bus Lines, Greyhound and Megabus all have direct routes, though Megabus exclusively has direct routes, while the other two also include some trips with transfers. For buses with transfers, the longest it would take to get to Cleveland is 8-10 hours.

What is the cheapest bus ticket you can get from Chicago to Cleveland?

The cheapest possible ticket you can purchase from Chicago to Cleveland is $10. To get this price, your best bet is to book as early as possible. The average ticket from Chicago to Cleveland is closer to $23. If you were to book two weeks or more ahead of your trip, you’re likely to save an average of $18.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £23.54 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to Cleveland. Coaches from Cleveland to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £23.54 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 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £13.71 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 12 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 307 miles (495 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Cleveland, OH. However, the fastest coach only takes 7 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?

Because many passengers travel from Chicago to Cleveland at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday 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 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to Cleveland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to Cleveland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Cleveland; ticket prices start at £37.66.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to Cleveland?

There are 3 coach lines from Chicago, Illinois to Cleveland, Ohio. With 5 daily trips, Miller Transportation usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines17h 45m£31.83
Greyhound410h 18m£28.15
Miller Transportation514h 48m£56.76

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

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

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

Where does the coach arrive in Cleveland?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave
  • Buy TktsBarons Bus Corp

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to Cleveland

Average prices by travel date

£47£31£16JanFeb

Monthly average prices

£39£31£24£16£8FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£59£47£35£24£123020100

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Chicago, IL to Cleveland, OH
4.6
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Barons Bus Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
2.0
Condition
4.0
Tino
3.0
2 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
Wasn’t hot on the busWasn’t hot on the bus
Cons
Took too damn long and WiFi sucked Took too damn long and WiFi sucked

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Daniel
5.0
10 October 2019Business
Pros
The trip stuck to the schedule very well. The travel station that we stopped at on I-80 was very nice.The trip stuck to the schedule very well. The travel station that we stopped at on I-80 was very nice.
Cons
I ran an internet speed test on the bus and the download speed was recorded as 0.1 Mbps, not really fast enough to do anything on the internet.I ran an internet speed test on the bus and the download speed was recorded as 0.1 Mbps, not really fast enough to do anything on the internet.
Jan
5.0
26 July 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was great! I will do it again!It was great! I will do it again!
Cons
The bus stop in Chicago could have something to protect the waiting passengers from the sun or from the rain...The bus stop in Chicago could have something to protect the waiting passengers from the sun or from the rain...
Tips
I had to cancel one of my trips but I could not get the refund... I lost the money. I had to cancel one of my trips but I could not get the refund... I lost the money.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

wanderu
iPhone
wanderu
Android
Available on iOS & Android