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Los Angeles to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$146.00
Shortest Duration43h 0m
Trips per day9
bus carriers1
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How to book cheap Los Angeles to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Los Angeles to Chicago is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Los Angeles to Chicago were $169.11. By booking 15 days out, tickets are on average $20.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Los Angeles to Chicago by bus is usually around 8:00 AM on Sunday. 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. Around 2:00 PM on Friday 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.

Greyhound from Los Angeles to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 9 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Los Angeles to Chicago, with an average of 9 trips per day and 194 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Los Angeles to Chicago. Of the 9 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Los Angeles to Chicago starts at $143.00.

1 carriers offer Los Angeles to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Los Angeles to Chicago from $146.00. There are 9 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Los Angeles to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $184.17 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Los Angeles, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St and one other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Los Angeles to Chicago takes 46 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 43 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $189.10 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
22h 34m
Avg. Price
$184.17

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Los Angeles. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St, Bus Station.
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • Bus Station
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Los Angeles.
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station