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Journey Information

There are 10 daily coaches from Saint Paul to Chicago. Traveling by coach from Saint Paul to Chicago usually takes around 11 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound coach can make the trip in 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance347 mi (558 km)
Shortest duration8h 25m
Cheapest price£34.79
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Saint Paul to Chicago?

The average coach ticket price from Saint Paul to Chicago is £39.07. That price is based on the daily average cost for all coach trips from Saint Paul to Chicago in the last 30 days. Any tickets cheaper than £39.07 can be considered a great deal. You are very likely to find a coach ticket at this price or lower if you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of Saint Paul to Chicago coach tickets is expected to range from £43 to £49. If you are looking to travel to Chicago within the next week, you can find coach tickets as cheap as £43.

As of today, the next cheapest coach trip from Saint Paul to Chicago is on 24 June 2021 and it costs £43. Just search on Wanderu for Saint Paul to Chicago bus trips using the form above and sort the results by cheapest to see the best available deals for the date on which you plan to hit the road.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Saint Paul to Chicago by coach so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a coach ticket is expected to be just £30 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Saint Paul to Chicago in November, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £46 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


The best way to find cheap coach tickets from Saint Paul to Chicago is by booking your trip as early as possible, as most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. That’s why you should book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £19.45 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Saint Paul to Chicago?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Chicago, Illinois. Of these two services, Jefferson Lines usually offers more choice, with 8 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound28h 45m£40.57
Jefferson Lines815h 1m£53.94
  • 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 2 bus trips from Saint Paul to Chicago every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Chicago usually start from £35.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Saint Paul 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 11 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 347 miles (558 kilometers) from Saint Paul, MN to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest coach only takes 8 hours and 25 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Saint Paul?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all coaches from Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Saint Paul to Chicago; ticket prices start at £42.04.

City Information


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 Saint Paul?

Departure stations

Saint Paul has two coach stations with service to Chicago.

Coach stations in Saint Paul:

  • Union Depot

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:

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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