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Journey Information

Louisville to Chicago coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£4.00
Shortest Duration5h 35m
Trips per day10
Coach lines4
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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Louisville to Chicago
Based on 4 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
19 December 2019Solo travel
Driver is serious about his job and give good customer service. I give him 5/5 star rate. He is doesn’t like to have a passenger who is crazy for the safety of our trip. I like about that.
Have more plug and internet wifi connection should be available and needs more space for our legs.
Try to book early to find cheaper price of your trip. Tell the driver if theres any unnecessary issue about their trip or ask about their final stop destination so they wouldn’t be lost.

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
12 May 2020Visiting family
I liked that even under the circumstances of Covid-19 as a last resort of travel for my purpose, The bus was clean. The drive was smoove. We arrived early to Chicago & thanking god for safe travels
If everyone were required to wear mask & PPE.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Louisville to Chicago 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Louisville to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £26.98 was the low point for coach fares from Louisville to Chicago. Coaches from Chicago to Louisville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £26.98 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £6.86 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 269 miles (433 kilometers) from Louisville to Chicago. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 35 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Louisville?

The first coach leaves at 03:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Louisville to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Louisville to Chicago 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 Louisville to Chicago; ticket prices start at £51.23.

What coach companies travel from Louisville to Chicago?

There are 4 coach lines from Louisville to Chicago. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Amtrak Thruway17h 30m£51.23
Greyhound47h 38m£28.99
Megabus25h 53m£18.05
Miller Transportation48h 9m£24.97

Where does the coach leave from in Louisville?

Coaches to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Louisville, Kentucky. These are the 5 most popular coach stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
  • W Muhammad Ali Blvd & S 7th Street

Where does the coach arrive in Chicago?

Coaches arrive in Chicago at 5 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

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