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Louisville to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration5h 50m
Trips per day15
bus carriers5
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Overall score for Louisville to Chicago
5.0
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Megabus
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsRatings (Out of 5)
Amtrak Thruway
5.0
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Louisville to Chicago

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Louisville to Chicago 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 Louisville to Chicago were $24.41. By booking 24 days out, tickets are on average $7.54 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Louisville to Chicago by bus is usually on Wednesday. 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. Saturday 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 Louisville to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 15 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Louisville to Chicago, with an average of 9 trips per day and 185 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers serve the route from Louisville to Chicago. Of the 15 trips there are 11 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Louisville to Chicago starts at $53.00.

5 carriers offer Louisville to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Louisville to Chicago from $19.00. There are 9 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Louisville to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $26.08 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Louisville, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Louisville to Chicago takes 7 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $28.66 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 21m
Avg. Price
$26.08

Megabus

Book Megabus from Louisville to Chicago from $1.00. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Louisville to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $22.67 for a Megabus ticket to Chicago. In Louisville, Megabus departs to Chicago from W Muhammad Ali Blvd & S 7th Street, In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St,

An average trip on Megabus from Louisville to Chicago takes 6 hours and 11 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Chicago in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $27.34 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 11m
Avg. Price
$22.67

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Louisville to Chicago from $24.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by Miller Transportation from Louisville to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $32.38 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Chicago. In Louisville, Miller Transportation departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, In Chicago, Miller Transportation arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and one other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Louisville to Chicago takes 8 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Chicago in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $34.75 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 10m
Avg. Price
$32.38

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Louisville to Chicago from $64.00. Typically there is one Amtrak Thruway schedule per day from Louisville to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $64.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Chicago. In Louisville, Amtrak Thruway departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, In Chicago, Amtrak Thruway arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Louisville to Chicago takes 7 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Chicago in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $64.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 30m
Avg. Price
$64.00

OurBus

Book OurBus from Louisville to Chicago from $35.00. Typically there is one OurBus schedule per day from Louisville to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $35.00 for a OurBus ticket to Chicago. In Louisville, OurBus departs to Chicago from Down the street from 300 S 3rd St, In Chicago, OurBus arrives at Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St,

An average trip on OurBus from Louisville to Chicago takes 6 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Chicago in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $35.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
6h 15m
Avg. Price
$35.00

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from Louisville. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
  • W Muhammad Ali Blvd & S 7th Street
  • Down the street from 300 S 3rd St
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Louisville:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St