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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Green Bay to Chicago. Traveling by bus from Green Bay to Chicago usually takes around 6 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Indian Trails bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance184 mi (295 km)
Shortest duration4h 35m
Cheapest price€23.08
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
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How much is a bus ticket from Green Bay to Chicago?

€28.86 is the average price of a bus ticket from Green Bay to Chicago. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

€58€38€19MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Green Bay to Chicago is expected to range from €34 to €51. If you are looking to travel to Chicago within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €34. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €34 and can be found on 25 May 2022.

Monthly average prices

€48€38€29€19€10JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Green Bay to Chicago in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €36 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

€72€58€43€29€143020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 11 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €23.78 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Green Bay to Chicago?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Green Bay to Chicago. Indian Trails is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails66h 33m€40.33
  • Indian Trails

    Indian Trails

    Indian Trails was established in 1910 to provide intercity bus service in the Midwest, and today is one of the most essential ground travel operators in the region. Indian Trails’ modern fleet consists of well-maintained buses with near-zero emissions. Passengers are treated to comfortable seats with footrests, free WiFi, USB outlets, and individual air conditioning controls. The carrier operates 6 trips each day from Green Bay to Chicago, and makes the journey in about 6 hours and 33 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Green Bay to Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 295 kilometers from Green Bay to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Green Bay?

The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 05:00. To see the times for all buses from Green Bay to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Chicago each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Green Bay to Chicago 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.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Green Bay to Chicago; ticket prices start at €37.51.

City Information

Green Bay

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As the oldest settlement in Wisconsin, Green Bay offers a great mix of historic destinations and modern activities to enjoy. One of the most popular attractions in the city is The Automobile Gallery, where car fans can ooh and aah over dozens of vehicles from different eras. If you're more of a train lover, a good alternative is the National Railroad Museum, home to the world's largest steam locomotive. And, of course, NFL fans will want to go directly to Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers. The stadium also includes a hall of fame and a museum that showcases the team's achievements.

Green Bay's food scene offers much more than just sports bars, so everyone will find something to their liking while dining here. Rustique Pizzeria + Lounge offers amazing pizza slices in a unique dining setting: a 112-year-old chapel.

Intercity bus service connects Green Bay to nearby cities like Milwaukee and Minneapolis, and the downtown bus terminal means buses deliver you right to the middle of the action. The Green Bay/Austin Straubel International Airport, a few miles away, is a small airport with flights to domestic and international destinations.

Chicago

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 and a top destination in Illinois.

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 bus leave from in Green Bay?

Departure stations

The primary bus station in Green Bay is the transportation center on University Ave, located on the east side of Fox River. Although there are no restaurants or retailers in the area around the station, the building has restrooms, vending machines, and seating for a comfortable wait. Buses pull up to the covered bus bays in front of the building. Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, and Indian Trails run intercity routes to this station, and Green Bay Metro buses run routes from the station to areas in Green Bay.

All bus stations in Green Bay:

  • Bus Terminal - 901 University Ave

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