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Chicago to Grand Rapids bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$11.00
Shortest Duration4h 25m
Trips per day17
bus carriers2
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Overall score for Chicago to Grand Rapids
4.6
Based on 5 reviews

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Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Juliana
3.0
July 14, 2019Business
Pros
Driver was very nice and communicative.
Cons
Dan Ryan Station in Chicago does not feel safe. I would love if Indian Trails was more communicative about where to go to meet the bus so that passengers can be sure that they are in the correct spot and not be wandering around a historically unsafe station. Also, I wou...More

How to book cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Grand Rapids

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Chicago to Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids were $26.50. By booking 24 days out, tickets are on average $11.59 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

The distance between Chicago and Grand Rapids is approximately 125.10 miles, or 201.28 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 25 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 Grand Rapids?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Grand Rapids by bus is usually on Friday. 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. Saturday 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 Grand Rapids has the most daily schedules

On average there are 17 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Grand Rapids, with an average of 8 trips per day and 173 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Chicago to Grand Rapids. Of the 17 trips there are 5 trips that are direct connections to Grand Rapids.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Chicago to Grand Rapids starts at $28.00.

2 carriers offer Chicago to Grand Rapids bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Grand Rapids from $11.00. There are 8 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Chicago to Grand Rapids and you can expect on average to pay $34.80 for a Greyhound ticket to Grand Rapids. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Grand Rapids from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and 2 other stations. In Grand Rapids, Greyhound arrives at Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Grand Rapids takes 6 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Grand Rapids in 4 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $41.56 for a weekend trip to Grand Rapids.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 33m
Avg. Price
$34.80

Indian Trails

Book Indian Trails from Chicago to Grand Rapids from $30.00. There are 8 trips per day offered by Indian Trails from Chicago to Grand Rapids and you can expect on average to pay $33.10 for a Indian Trails ticket to Grand Rapids. In Chicago, Indian Trails departs to Grand Rapids from Dan Ryan Bus Station and one other station. In Grand Rapids, Indian Trails arrives at Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW and one other station.

An average trip on Indian Trails from Chicago to Grand Rapids takes 5 hours and 11 minutes, while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Grand Rapids in 4 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Indian Trails offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $33.12 for a weekend trip to Grand Rapids.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 11m
Avg. Price
$33.10

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have bus departures from Chicago. Most bus trips to Grand Rapids will depart from:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
Bus trips arrive in Grand Rapids at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Grand Rapids for trips arriving from Chicago:
  • Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW
  • 440 Century Ave SW