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Journey Information

Montreal to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$116.00
Shortest Duration32h 30m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Montreal 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 much is a bus ticket from Montreal to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $116.00 was the low point for bus fares from Montreal to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Montreal are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $116.00 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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 32 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 745 miles (1198 kilometers) from Montreal, QC to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 32 hours and 30 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Chicago, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Montreal?

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Montreal to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Montreal to Chicago. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Montreal to Chicago; ticket prices start at $130.00.

What bus companies travel from Montreal to Chicago?

There is one bus company that operates from Montreal to Chicago. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound21d 8h 56m$116.00

Book Greyhound from Montreal to Chicago from $70. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Montreal to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $116 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Montreal, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Central Station - Gare d'autocars, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and one other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Montreal to Chicago takes 32 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 32 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $116 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Where does the bus leave from in Montreal?

Most buses depart from the main station in Montreal, Quebec:

  • Central Station - Gare d'autocars

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Price trends for buses from Montreal to Chicago

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