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Chicago to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$44.00
Shortest Duration16h 45m
Trips per day13
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How to book cheap Chicago to Philadelphia bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Chicago to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia were $51.60. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $54.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Philadelphia by bus is usually around 1:00 PM on Tuesday. 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 1:00 AM on Wednesday 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 Philadelphia has the most daily schedules

On average there are 13 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Philadelphia, with an average of 13 trips per day and 267 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Chicago to Philadelphia. Of the 13 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Chicago to Philadelphia starts at $84.00.

1 carriers offer Chicago to Philadelphia bus trips


Book Greyhound from Chicago to Philadelphia from $44.00. There are 13 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Chicago to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $98.53 for a Greyhound ticket to Philadelphia. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Philadelphia from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and 3 other stations. In Philadelphia, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St,

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Philadelphia takes 20 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Philadelphia in 16 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 12 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $107.09 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

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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 Philadelphia will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station, 5800 N Cumberland Ave.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
Bus trips arrive in Philadelphia at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St are the main bus stations in Philadelphia for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St