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Chicago - Wisconsin Dells Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells. Traveling by bus from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells usually takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance163 mi (262 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price$19.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells. OurBus 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
OurBus24h 30m$20.78
  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $19, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 163 miles from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Travel trends tend to vary greatly for bus trips from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells; ticket prices start at $24.00.

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.

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells, WI, US - WDL-0

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Wisconsin Dells is a city on the Wisconsin River, where you can see glacier-carved sandstone formations. It made a name for itself as a destination for family-friendly activities, offering multiple theme parks like Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park and Noah's Ark Water Park. Aside from having some of the best and most thrilling water parks in the US, Wisconsin Dells is also popular for its natural scenery. The Mirror Lake State Park, a forested reserve surrounding a lake, is popular for hiking, walking, and camping. There are also spots for history and architecture, like the Seth Peterson Cottage, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Museum of Historic Torture Devices.

Although it's popular as a kid-centric destination, Wisconsin Dells also offers exciting nightlife and fun activities for adults. You can check out the Ho-Chunk Gaming Casino or visit some of their interactive gaming exhibits. The Wilderness Resort and Kalahari Resort in the city have indoor mini-golf courses, and there are spots for outdoor golf open during the summer. Due to the different resorts in the city, you can also enjoy spas, restaurants, antique shops, and more. The city is home to wineries and craft breweries.

You can easily access Wisconsin Dells by train or bus, provided by Amtrak Empire Builder and OurBus, respectively.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Main departure station: Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St

Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago.

All bus stations in Chicago:

  • Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St

Where does the bus arrive in Wisconsin Dells?

Main arrival station: 1171 S Wisconsin Dells Pkwy

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Wisconsin Dells.

All bus stations in Wisconsin Dells:

  • 1171 S Wisconsin Dells Pkwy

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