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Journey Information

Chicago to Atlanta bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$69.00
Shortest Duration15h 15m
Trips per day14
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Atlanta 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 Chicago to Atlanta?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $69.00 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Atlanta. Buses from Atlanta to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $69.00 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $36.21 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 17 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 589 miles (948 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 15 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Atlanta; ticket prices start at $166.00.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Atlanta?

There is one bus company that operates from Chicago to Atlanta. 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
Greyhound1417h 30m$83.05

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

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

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

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Price trends for buses from Chicago to Atlanta

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35NovDec

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA
4.4
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
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

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