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Washington DC to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€56.84
Shortest Duration19h 0m
Trips per day17
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How to book cheap Washington DC to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Washington to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Washington to Chicago were €65.55. By booking 17 days out, tickets are on average €16.87 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Washington to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Washington to Chicago by bus is at 00:00 on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 23:00 on Friday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from Washington DC to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 17 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Washington to Chicago, with an average of 17 trips per day and 350 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Washington to Chicago. Of the 17 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Washington DC to Chicago starts at €72.82.

1 carriers offer Washington to Chicago bus trips


Book Greyhound from Washington to Chicago from €55.95. There are 17 Greyhound schedules from Washington to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay €88.47 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Washington, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Union Station and no other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Washington to Chicago takes 20 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 19 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 17 trips per day and you could expect to pay €93.95 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

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Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Washington. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Union Station.
  • Union Station
bus trips arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are travelling with. Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station, Union Station - 225 S Canal St, 5800 N Cumberland Ave are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Washington.
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave