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Chicago to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$59.00
Shortest Duration17h 30m
Trips per day19
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Chicago to Washington DC cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Washington D.C. were $74.36.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Washington D.C. is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 17 days out, tickets are on average $41.96 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Washington DC?

The distance between Chicago and Washington DC is approximately 593.86 miles, or 955.49 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 22 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 17 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Washington DC by bus is usually on Wednesday. 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. 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.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Washington DC?

On average there are 19 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Washington DC, with an average of 19.148 trips per day and 292 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Chicago to Washington D.C.. Of the 19 trips there are 7 trips that are direct connections to Washington D.C..

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Chicago to Washington DC start at $84.00.

1 carriers offer Chicago to Washington DC bus trips


Book Greyhound from Chicago to Washington D.C. from $58.00. There are 19.147541 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Chicago to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $102.84 for a Greyhound ticket to Washington D.C.. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Washington D.C. from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations. In Washington D.C., Greyhound arrives at Union Station and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Washington D.C. takes 22 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Washington D.C. in 17 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 17.588235 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $113.47 for a weekend trip to Washington D.C..

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Plan your next adventure

There are 4 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Washington D.C. will depart from these stations in Chicago:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
Buses arrive in Washington D.C. at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Washington D.C. for trips arriving from Chicago:
  • Union Station
  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

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