Chicago to Little Rock bus
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There are 2 intercity buses per day from Chicago to Little Rock. Traveling by bus from Chicago to Little Rock usually takes around 11 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 11 hours,
|Distance||554 mi (891 km)|
|Shortest duration||11h 0m|
|Trips per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Tornado Bus|
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What bus companies travel from Chicago to Little Rock?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Chicago to Little Rock. Tornado Bus is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Tornado Bus||2||11h 8m||$178.78|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Little Rock 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
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 long is the bus ride from Chicago to Little Rock?
The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 554 miles from Chicago to Little Rock. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?
The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Little Rock, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve Little Rock each day?
There are usually only 2 buses per day from Chicago to Little Rock. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Little Rock; ticket prices start at $83.00.
Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.
You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.
Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.
Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.
Little Rock is the state capital of Arkansas and is famous for its history. The city itself is named after a rocky outcrop on the Arkansas River that early travelers used as a landmark.
One of the city's many attractions is the William J. Clinton Presidential Museum, which contains a replica of the Oval Office. It is also home to the Arkansas State Capitol building, built in the image of the one in Washington D.C.
The city's River Market district offers bustling stalls selling food and local products, and there are many cafes, grocery shops, and restaurants. It serves as Little Rock's downtown hub, with art galleries and the entertainment district close by, as well as the 30-acre Riverfront Park, where you can enjoy walking, cycling, and hiking.
The city has the Clinton National Airport for air travel. There's also the Amtrak Texas Eagle service stops in the city before going to cities like Chicago, San Antonio, and even Los Angeles. Bus services come from Dallas, Austin, Texarkana, New York, and more.
Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?
Main departure station: 3501 S California Ave
Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago.
All bus stations in Chicago:
3501 S California Ave
Where does the bus arrive in Little Rock?
Main arrival station: 8000 Geyer Springs Rd
All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Little Rock.
All bus stations in Little Rock:
8000 Geyer Springs Rd
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