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Journey Information

Chicago to Grand Rapids bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$28.00
Shortest duration4h 20m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Grand Rapids 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $30.00 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Grand Rapids. Buses from Grand Rapids to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $30.00 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 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $18.63 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 125 miles (201 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

There is usually only one bus per day from Chicago to Grand Rapids. It leaves the station in Chicago at 7:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Chicago to Grand Rapids. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Grand Rapids; ticket prices start at $28.00.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

There is one bus company that operates from Chicago to Grand Rapids. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound14h 20m$35.95

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Grand Rapids from $28. Typically there is one Greyhound schedule per day from Chicago to Grand Rapids and you can expect on average to pay $36 for a Greyhound ticket to Grand Rapids. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Grand Rapids from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, In Grand Rapids, Greyhound arrives at Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW, An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Grand Rapids takes 4 hours and 20 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $39 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Grand Rapids.

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Where does the bus arrive in Grand Rapids?

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

  • Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW

Price trends for buses from Chicago to Grand Rapids

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15MarMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Hamza

January 16, 2020 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Okay. Cons: Timing. Pros: Okay. Cons: Timing.

3.0

Juliana

July 14, 2019 - Business

Indian Trails

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 wander... 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 would LOOOOOOVE text updates on your buses so that we have some transparency when a bus is running late. Especially the first time at a new station, I'm always really worried that I'm in the wrong spot when the bus is late.More

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