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Kansas City to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$37.00
Shortest Duration11h 0m
Trips per day8
bus carriers1
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How to book cheap Kansas City to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Kansas City 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 Kansas City to Chicago were $39.56. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $8.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Kansas City to Chicago by bus is usually around 10:00 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 7:00 PM on Sunday 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 Kansas City to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 8 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Kansas City to Chicago, with an average of 8 trips per day and 175 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Kansas City to Chicago. Of the 8 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 Kansas City to Chicago starts at $55.00.

1 carriers offer Kansas City to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Kansas City to Chicago from $37.00. There are 8 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Kansas City to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $50.44 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Kansas City, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave and one other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Kansas City to Chicago takes 12 hours and 11 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 11 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $51.12 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
12h 11m
Avg. Price
$50.44

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Kansas City. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave, 47th St Transit Cntr.
  • Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave
  • 47th St Transit Cntr
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station, Union Station - 225 S Canal St, 5800 N Cumberland Ave are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Kansas City.
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave