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Nashville to Chicago coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£12.01
Shortest Duration8h 50m
Trips per day9
Coach lines3
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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Nashville to Chicago
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
8 November 2019Solo travel
The Wi-Fi isn't connected to the Internet but it says it is.
2 July 2019Vacation
The drivers drove smoothly, made excellent lane changes. One driver had to deal with an unruly passenger. He was very professional and dealt with the situation in a manner that left us passengers feeling safe and confident that our driver had the ability to handle diffi...More
Bring earplugs as some passengers talk all night long
31 May 2019Vacation
We liked that the bus had outlets to charge our phones
The seats weren’t very comfortable, the bathrooms definitely needed to be cleaned, we arrived to out destination 10 hours late due to bus breaking down a few times and waited on the side of the highway in the hot sun, so a better working bus in general would have been g...More
Don’t sit by the bathrooms!!!!!

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £36.91 was the low point for coach fares from Nashville to Chicago. Coaches from Chicago to Nashville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £36.91 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 £10.42 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 10 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 398 miles (640 kilometers) from Nashville to Chicago. However, the fastest coach only takes 8 hours and 50 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 Nashville?

The first coach leaves at 03:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Nashville to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled coaches that travel from Nashville to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 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 Nashville to Chicago; ticket prices start at £80.05.

What coach companies travel from Nashville to Chicago?

There are 3 coach lines from Nashville to Chicago. With 8 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 Thruway111h 15m£80.05
Greyhound811h 39m£40.38
Megabus29h 8m£23.94

Where does the coach leave from in Nashville?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S
  • 111 N 1st 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
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

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