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Journey Information

Chicago to Lexington, KY bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€52.20
Shortest Duration8h 55m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1
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Chicago-Lexington Bus Timetable

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Lexington?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €56.78 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Lexington. Buses from Lexington to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €56.78 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €21.06 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 12 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 503 kilometers (313 miles) from Chicago to Lexington. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Chicago to Lexington for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Lexington, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Lexington every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Lexington?

There is one bus company that operates from Chicago to Lexington. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound312h 21m€72.65

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Where does the bus arrive in Lexington?

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Lexington, Kentucky:

  • 477 W New Circle Rd NW

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