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Journey Information

Orlando to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$77.00
Shortest Duration28h 5m
Trips per day6
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Orlando to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Orlando to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $77.00 was the low point for bus fares from Orlando to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Orlando are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $77.00 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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $93.27 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 30 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 986 miles (1587 kilometers) from Orlando, FL to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 28 hours and 5 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Chicago, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Orlando?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Orlando to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Orlando 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 Orlando to Chicago; ticket prices start at $174.00.

What bus companies travel from Orlando to Chicago?

There is one bus company that operates from Orlando 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.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound61d 6h 18m$130.64

Where does the bus leave from in Orlando?

Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Orlando, Florida. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

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:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Price trends for buses from Orlando to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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