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Chicago - Grand Island Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Chicago to Grand Island. Traveling by bus from Chicago to Grand Island usually takes around 15 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Burlington Trailways bus can make the trip in 13 hours and 1 minute.

Distance559 mi (899 km)
Shortest duration13h 1m
Cheapest price$190.50
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Chicago to Grand Island

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What bus companies travel from Chicago to Grand Island?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Chicago to Grand Island. Burlington Trailways is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways215h 16m$190.50
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Chicago to Grand Island from $191. There are 2 trips per day offered by Burlington Trailways from Chicago to Grand Island and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Grand Island. In Chicago, Burlington Trailways departs to Grand Island from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St . In Grand Island, Burlington Trailways arrives at 3231 Ramada Rd .

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Chicago to Grand Island takes 15 hours and 16 minutes , while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Grand Island in 13 hours and 1 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Grand Island.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 559 miles from Chicago to Grand Island. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Chicago to Grand Island at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Grand Island, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Chicago to Grand Island. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

City Information


Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Chicago Greyhound Bus Station - CHIGLI3-0

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Main departure station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago.

All bus stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Where does the bus arrive in Grand Island?

Main arrival station: 3231 Ramada Rd

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Grand Island.

All bus stations in Grand Island:

  • 3231 Ramada Rd

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