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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from Las Vegas to Chicago. Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Chicago usually takes around 61 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 56 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance1521 mi (2448 km)
Shortest duration56h 50m
Cheapest price$83.95
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Las Vegas to Chicago?

Bus tickets for a trip from Las Vegas to Chicago cost $130.46 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to Chicago. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$405$270$135JulJul

If you're planning to travel by bus from Las Vegas to Chicago in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $117 to $394. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 27, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Chicago this week, bus tickets are available starting at $117.

Monthly avg. prices

$325$260$195$130$65ASONDJFMAMJJ
Taking the bus from Las Vegas to Chicago is usually cheapest in July, when the average ticket price is only $227. If you're planning to take the bus from Las Vegas to Chicago during May, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $325. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$575$460$345$230$1153020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 26 days in advance to save $454.28 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Las Vegas to Chicago?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Las Vegas to Chicago. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US202d 13h 57m$290.78
  • 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 20 trips per day from Las Vegas to Chicago, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 61 hours and 57 minutes to cover the 1521 miles from Las Vegas to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes 56 hours and 50 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Chicago. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Las Vegas to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Las Vegas to Chicago; ticket prices start at $231.00.

City Information

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

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 Las Vegas?

Main departure station: Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)

Las Vegas has two bus stations with service to Chicago.

All bus stations in Las Vegas:

  • Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)

  • 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Chicago Greyhound Bus Station - CHIGLI3-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Buses arrive in Chicago at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

  • Chicago Train Station Bus Stop

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

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