Find bus tickets from Phoenix to Chicago
Phoenix to Chicago bus - cost & duration
|Shortest duration||39h 25m|
|Trips per day||12|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Phoenix 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 Phoenix to Chicago?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $229.75 was the low point for bus fares from Phoenix to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Phoenix are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $229.75 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 $118.25 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 43 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 1452 miles (2336 kilometers) from Phoenix, AZ to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 39 hours and 25 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Phoenix?
The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Phoenix to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Phoenix 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 Phoenix to Chicago; ticket prices start at $164.00.
What bus companies travel from Phoenix to Chicago?
There is one bus company that operates from Phoenix to Chicago. 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.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Greyhound||12||1d 19h 28m||$250.64|
Book Greyhound from Phoenix to Chicago from $156. There are 12 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Phoenix to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $251 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Phoenix, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd and one other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Dan Ryan Bus Station and 3 other stations. An average trip on Greyhound from Phoenix to Chicago takes 43 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 39 hours and 25 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 13 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $246 for a weekend trip to Chicago.
Where does the bus leave from in Phoenix?
Phoenix, Arizona has two bus stations with service to Chicago, Illinois:
- Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd
- Glendale Bus Station
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:
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
- 5800 N Cumberland Ave
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St