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San Francisco to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$206.00
Shortest Duration52h 15m
Trips per day2
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How to book cheap San Francisco to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Chicago were $230.31. By booking 3 days out, tickets are on average $29.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Francisco 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. Wednesday 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 San Francisco to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 2 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from San Francisco to Chicago, with an average of 2 trips per day and 28 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from San Francisco to Chicago. Of the 2 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from San Francisco to Chicago starts at $139.00.

1 carriers offer San Francisco to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Francisco to Chicago from $190.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from San Francisco to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $233.61 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In San Francisco, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Francisco to Chicago takes 55 hours and 17 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 52 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $244.96 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
2d 7h 17m
Avg. Price
$233.61

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from San Francisco. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Union Station - 225 S Canal St, 5800 N Cumberland Ave are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from San Francisco.
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave