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Chicago to Atlanta bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration14h 5m
Trips per day19
bus carriers2
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Overall score for Chicago to Atlanta
4.4
Based on 7 reviews

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Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.7
Staff
4.7
Value
4.0
Condition
3.7
Brenda
3.0
June 16, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Cheep
Cons
Advance information about where stops would happen/how long they would be at minimum. Never knew when to expect I could get food/stretch.
Michael
5.0
July 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Site seeing and the breaks. As well as the phone chargers.
Cons
The septic system wasn't emptied, bathroom had no toilet paper and urine was all over the toilet and floor making the the whole bus sticky and smelling like urine.
Tips
Bring a head pillow
Wentz
3.0
June 27, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Make sure maintaince is up to date, bus broke down for 3hrs

How to book cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Atlanta

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Chicago to Atlanta 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 Chicago to Atlanta were $47.53. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $22.98 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Atlanta?

The distance between Chicago and Atlanta is approximately 589.09 miles, or 947.81 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 16 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 5 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 Atlanta?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Atlanta by bus is usually on Thursday. 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.

Greyhound from Chicago to Atlanta has the most daily schedules

On average there are 19 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Atlanta, with an average of 17 trips per day and 352 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Chicago to Atlanta. Of the 19 trips there are 8 trips that are direct connections to Atlanta.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Chicago to Atlanta starts at $162.00.

2 carriers offer Chicago to Atlanta bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Atlanta from $53.00. There are 17 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Chicago to Atlanta and you can expect on average to pay $65.98 for a Greyhound ticket to Atlanta. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Atlanta from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations. In Atlanta, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Atlanta takes 17 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Atlanta in 14 hours and 5 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 17 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $69.40 for a weekend trip to Atlanta.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
17h 55m
Avg. Price
$65.98

Megabus

Book Megabus from Chicago to Atlanta from $1.00. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Chicago to Atlanta and you can expect on average to pay $54.00 for a Megabus ticket to Atlanta. In Chicago, Megabus departs to Atlanta from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St, In Atlanta, Megabus arrives at MARTA Civic Ctr - 435 W Peachtree St NW,

An average trip on Megabus from Chicago to Atlanta takes 14 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Atlanta in 14 hours and 5 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $60.79 for a weekend trip to Atlanta.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
14h 31m
Avg. Price
$54.00
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 5 stations that have bus departures from Chicago. Most bus trips to Atlanta will depart from:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
Bus trips arrive in Atlanta at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Atlanta for trips arriving from Chicago:
  • Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • MARTA Civic Ctr - 435 W Peachtree St NW