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Journey Information

There are 3 daily coaches from Mattoon to Chicago. Traveling by coach from Mattoon to Chicago usually takes around 7 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance170 mi (274 km)
Shortest duration3h 5m
Cheapest price£40.25
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines1

Price trends for coaches from Mattoon to Chicago

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Mattoon to Chicago?

There is one coach company that operates from Mattoon to Chicago. 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
Greyhound37h 34m£45.90
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Mattoon to Chicago every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 34 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Chicago usually start from £40.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Mattoon to Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 170 miles (274 kilometers) from Mattoon, IL to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 5 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 Chicago 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Chicago, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Mattoon?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 06:00. To see the times for all coaches from Mattoon to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Mattoon to Chicago 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 Mattoon to Chicago; ticket prices start at £12.71.

City Information

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Mattoon?

Departure stations

Most coaches depart from the main station in Mattoon.

Where does the coach arrive in Chicago?

Arrival stations

Coaches arrive in Chicago at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

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