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Washington DC to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$68.00
Shortest Duration19h 0m
Trips per day11
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How to book cheap Washington DC to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Washington 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 Washington to Chicago were $78.38. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $10.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Washington DC to Chicago by bus is usually around 12:00 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 8:00 PM on 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.

Greyhound from Washington DC to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 11 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Washington DC to Chicago, with an average of 11 trips per day and 230 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Washington to Chicago. Of the 11 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Washington DC to Chicago starts at $82.00.

1 carriers offer Washington DC to Chicago bus trips


Book Greyhound from Washington to Chicago from $68.00. There are 11 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Washington DC to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $93.72 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Washington, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Union Station, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Washington to Chicago takes 20 hours and 11 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 19 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $98.44 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

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Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Washington. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Union Station.
  • Union 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 Washington.
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station