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Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration6h 10m
Trips per day15
bus carriers3
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Overall score for Cleveland to Chicago
4.6
Based on 7 reviews
Barons Bus Lines
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Barons Bus Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Greyhound
4.3
Based on 3 reviews
Based on 3 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
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Christian
5.0
August 2, 2019Solo travel
Pros
IT WAS SICK TO THE MAX!
Cons
COULD'VE BEEN MORE LIT!
Tips
GET SCHWIFTY! (shit on the floor)
Justin
3.0
July 18, 2019Vacation
Pros
The trip was the kind of trip you'd expect if you took a bus from Cleveland to Chicago.
Cons
A few things.
Tips
Ooga booga booga.
Megabus
4.7
Based on 3 reviews
Based on 3 reviewsRatings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.3
Condition
4.7
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Daniel
5.0
October 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
We arrived a few minutes early in Cleveland.
Cons
Instead of making multiple short bathroom stops, perhaps it would be better just to make one in the middle of the trip so that there is more time to get dinner at the travel station.
Judith
4.0
October 12, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was so easy- no extra time waiting around- stress free
Cons
ability to charge cell phone On the way there the driver was sort of rude- On the way home the driver was delightful
Tips
chilly in bus- bring an extra sweater or a little throw
Daniela
5.0
October 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Great deal, great driver, clean bus, on time!
Cons
There was no Wi-Fi and that sucked a bit. There was no plugs so all your devices had to be charged. For such a long trip that was inconvenient
Tips
Charge your devices and bring a book.

What is the distance from Cleveland to Chicago?

The distance from Cleveland to Chicago is about 343 miles. Several bus carriers make this trip, including Greyhound, Barons Bus Lines and Megabus. Depending on which bus line you choose, it will take between 6 and 10 hours to reach Chicago.

How much is a Megabus to Chicago from Cleveland?

On average, you can expect to pay $29.29 for a Megabus ticket from Cleveland to Chicago. If you’re the first person to purchase a Megabus ticket for your trip, you’ll pay just $1.

What is the population of the Cleveland metro area?

According to the 2018 census, the city of Cleveland has a population of 383,793. The Cleveland metro area (usually called Greater Cleveland) has a population of 2,057,009. That number includes the city’s population and the surrounding area.

How to book cheap bus tickets from Cleveland to Chicago

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Cleveland 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 Cleveland to Chicago were $30.26. By booking 9 days out, tickets are on average $6.69 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cleveland to Chicago by bus is usually on Thursday. 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. Monday 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland to Chicago, with an average of 11 trips per day and 237 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Cleveland to Chicago. Of the 15 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Cleveland to Chicago starts at $47.00.

3 carriers offer Cleveland to Chicago bus trips

Barons Bus Lines

Book Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Chicago from $30.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $39.41 for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Chicago. In Cleveland, Barons Bus Lines departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave, In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St,

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Chicago takes 9 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Chicago in 6 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $44.00 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 10m
Avg. Price
$39.41

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Cleveland to Chicago from $27.00. There are 11 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Cleveland to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $34.67 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Cleveland, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Cleveland to Chicago takes 8 hours and 13 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 6 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 12 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $37.68 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 13m
Avg. Price
$34.67

Megabus

Book Megabus from Cleveland to Chicago from $10.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Megabus from Cleveland to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $32.05 for a Megabus ticket to Chicago. In Cleveland, Megabus departs to Chicago from Tubbs Jones Transit Ctr - 2115 E 22nd St, In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St,

An average trip on Megabus from Cleveland to Chicago takes 6 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Chicago in 6 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $39.97 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 30m
Avg. Price
$32.05

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Cleveland. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave
  • Tubbs Jones Transit Ctr - 2115 E 22nd St
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Cleveland:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave