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Chicago to Cincinnati bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration6h 0m
Trips per day8
bus carriers3
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How to book cheap Chicago to Cincinnati bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Chicago to Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati were $22.79. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $6.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Chicago to Cincinnati?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Cincinnati by bus is usually around 12:00 PM on Monday. 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. Around 4:00 PM on Friday 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.

Megabus from Chicago to Cincinnati has the most daily schedules

On average there are 8 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Cincinnati, with an average of 5 trips per day and 100 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Chicago to Cincinnati. Of the 8 trips there are 7 trips that are direct connections to Cincinnati.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Chicago to Cincinnati starts at $41.00.

3 carriers offer Chicago to Cincinnati bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Cincinnati from $14.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Chicago to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay $25.96 for a Greyhound ticket to Cincinnati. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Cincinnati from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and one other station. In Cincinnati, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave,

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Cincinnati takes 7 hours and 43 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Cincinnati in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $28.00 for a weekend trip to Cincinnati.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 43m
Avg. Price
$25.96

Megabus

Book Megabus from Chicago to Cincinnati from $10.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by Megabus from Chicago to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay $24.31 for a Megabus ticket to Cincinnati. In Chicago, Megabus departs to Cincinnati from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St, In Cincinnati, Megabus arrives at Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way and one other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Chicago to Cincinnati takes 5 hours and 43 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $26.94 for a weekend trip to Cincinnati.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 43m
Avg. Price
$24.31

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Chicago to Cincinnati from $43.00. Typically there is one Amtrak Thruway schedule per day from Chicago to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay $43.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Cincinnati. In Chicago, Amtrak Thruway departs to Cincinnati from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, In Cincinnati, Amtrak Thruway arrives at Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave,

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Chicago to Cincinnati takes 8 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Cincinnati in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $43.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Cincinnati.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 26m
Avg. Price
$43.00

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 Cincinnati will depart from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St, Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station, Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Bus trips arrive in Cincinnati at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave, Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way, Parking lot - 691 Gest St are the main bus stations in Cincinnati for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave
  • Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way
  • Parking lot - 691 Gest St