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Chicago - Eau Claire Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Chicago to Eau Claire. Traveling by bus from Chicago to Eau Claire usually takes around 6 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance281 mi (452 km)
Shortest duration6h 10m
Cheapest price$33.98
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Eau Claire?

Bus tickets for a trip from Chicago to Eau Claire cost $47.29 on average. Tickets cheaper than $47.29 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Chicago to Eau Claire are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $44. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $70, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Eau Claire?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Chicago to Eau Claire that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US37h 38m$66.69
Greyhound86h 58m$66.77
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Chicago to Eau Claire, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 8 bus trips from Chicago to Eau Claire every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 58 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Eau Claire usually start from $34.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 281 miles from Chicago to Eau Claire. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 10 minutes. 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 Eau Claire 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Eau Claire, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Eau Claire every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Eau Claire; ticket prices start at $62.00.

City Information

Chicago

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

Buses to Eau Claire leave from 4 stations in Chicago.

All bus stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

  • Chicago Train Station Bus Stop

  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Eau Claire?

Main arrival station: Mcdonald's Restaurant

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Eau Claire.

All bus stations in Eau Claire:

  • Mcdonald's Restaurant

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