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Journey Information

Grand Rapids to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€16.35
Shortest Duration4h 35m
Trips per day22
Bus lines1
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Grand Rapids to Chicago
4.4
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Indian Trails report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
4.5
Value
3.7
Condition
4.7
Carmen
5.0
20 December 2019
Pros
my trip was great. Thank you we loved it
Robert
5.0
5 January 2020Business
Pros
Driver will very knowledgeable and willing to share that with passengers. While her jokes were lame she did give us a disclaimer that stated that fact. Great driver service. Perhaps the best driver I’ve experienced as a 50yr old.
Robert
4.0
9 June 2019Business
Pros
Got read as I made my way to Chicago.
Cons
Need more room, seat was cramped and I am pretty average in size.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €26.20 was the low point for bus fares from Grand Rapids to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Grand Rapids are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €26.20 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 3 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €11.56 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 201 kilometers (125 miles) from Grand Rapids to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 35 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Chicago at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 bus 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 buses leave Grand Rapids?

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all buses from Grand Rapids to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 22 scheduled buses that travel from Grand Rapids to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Grand Rapids to Chicago; ticket prices start at €25.44.

What bus companies travel from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

There is one bus company that operates from Grand Rapids to Chicago. Indian Trails 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
Indian Trails227h 52m€29.51

Where does the bus leave from in Grand Rapids?

Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Grand Rapids, Michigan. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • 440 Century Ave SW
  • Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Buses arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

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