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Journey Information

Baltimore to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$58.00
Shortest Duration18h 40m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Baltimore to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Baltimore to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $60.00 was the low point for bus fares from Baltimore to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Baltimore are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $60.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $39.81 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 20 hours to cover the 605 miles (973 kilometers) from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 18 hours and 40 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Baltimore?

The first bus leaves at 6:00pm and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Baltimore to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Baltimore to Chicago. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Baltimore to Chicago; ticket prices start at $85.00.

What bus companies travel from Baltimore to Chicago?

There is one bus company that operates from Baltimore to Chicago. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound220h 1m$78.76

Where does the bus leave from in Baltimore?

Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Baltimore, Maryland. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Buses arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Price trends for buses from Baltimore to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30OctOct

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

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