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Birmingham, AL to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$35.00
Shortest Duration15h 55m
Trips per day5
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How much does a bus ticket from Birmingham, AL to Chicago cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Birmingham to Chicago were $50.78.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Chicago is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 9 days out, tickets are on average $35.22 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Birmingham, AL to Chicago?

The distance between Birmingham and Chicago is approximately 579.53 miles, or 932.43 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 18 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 15 hours and 55 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Birmingham, AL to Chicago by bus is usually on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Birmingham to Chicago?

On average there are 5 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Birmingham, AL to Chicago, with an average of 5 trips per day and 76 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Birmingham to Chicago. Of the 5 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Birmingham, AL to Chicago start at $184.00.

1 carriers offer Birmingham, AL to Chicago bus trips


Book Greyhound from Birmingham to Chicago from $35.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Birmingham to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $69.32 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Birmingham, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 618 N 19th St, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Birmingham to Chicago takes 18 hours and 25 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 15 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $74.03 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

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Buses to Chicago depart from one main station in Birmingham:
  • Bus Terminal - 618 N 19th St
Buses arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Birmingham:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave