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Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration6h 0m
Trips per day11
bus carriers3
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How to book cheap Cincinnati to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Cincinnati to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Cincinnati to Chicago were $31.18. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $13.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cincinnati to Chicago by bus is at 12:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 2:00 PM on Monday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Megabus from Cincinnati to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 11 bus trips per day. Megabus has the most options for departures from Cincinnati to Chicago, with an average of 6 trips per day and 116 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Cincinnati to Chicago. Of the 11 trips there are 7 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Cincinnati to Chicago starts at $41.00.

3 carriers offer Cincinnati to Chicago bus trips

Barons Bus Lines

Book Barons Bus Lines from Cincinnati to Chicago from $17.00. There are 1 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Cincinnati to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $39.26 for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Chicago. In Cincinnati, Barons Bus Lines departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave and 1 other station. In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station.

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 9 hours and 13 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Chicago in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $48.72 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
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WiFi
Avg. Time
9h 13m
Avg. Price
$39.26

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Cincinnati to Chicago from $17.00. There are 3 Greyhound schedules from Cincinnati to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $27.21 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Cincinnati, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave and no other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 7 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $31.46 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
7h 42m
Avg. Price
$27.21

Megabus

Book Megabus from Cincinnati to Chicago from $10.00. There are 6 Megabus schedules from Cincinnati to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $34.12 for a Megabus ticket to Chicago. In Cincinnati, Megabus departs to Chicago from Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way and 1 other station. In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $35.23 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 0m
Avg. Price
$34.12
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from Cincinnati. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave, Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way, Parking lot - 691 Gest St.
  • Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave
  • Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way
  • Parking lot - 691 Gest St
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St, Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Cincinnati.
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station