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traveling from Columbus to Chicago by bus

Cheapest price$20.00
Shortest Duration7h 35m
Trips per day17
bus carriers3
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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from Columbus to Chicago?

The best way to get the cheapest bus tickets from Columbus to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Columbus to Chicago were $29.60. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $5.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Columbus to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Columbus to Chicago by bus is at 7:00 AM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 4:00 AM on Wednesday 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.

How many daily bus trips are there from Columbus to Chicago?

On average there are 17 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Columbus to Chicago, with an average of 8 trips per day and 165 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Columbus to Chicago. Of the 17 trips there are 5 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

bus lines that run from Columbus to Chicago

Miller Transportation

Miller Transportation operates, on average, 3 bus schedule(s) from Columbus to Chicago. The average Miller Transportation ticket to Chicago costs $45.40. Cheap Miller Transportation tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $28.00. In Columbus, Miller Transportation departs from Greyhound Station - 111 E Town St and no other station. In Chicago, Miller Transportation arrives at Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Columbus to Chicago takes 8 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Chicago in 7 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $47.29 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Miller Transportation
Miller Transportation
Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 48m
Avg. Price
$45.40

Greyhound

Greyhound operates, on average, 8 bus schedule(s) from Columbus to Chicago. The average Greyhound ticket to Chicago costs $40.46. Cheap Greyhound tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $33.00. In Columbus, Greyhound departs from Greyhound Station - 111 E Town St and no other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Columbus to Chicago takes 10 hours and 7 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 7 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay $42.53 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Greyhound
Greyhound
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
10h 7m
Avg. Price
$40.46

Barons Bus Lines

Barons Bus Lines operates, on average, 6 bus schedule(s) from Columbus to Chicago. The average Barons Bus Lines ticket to Chicago costs $48.13. Cheap Barons Bus Lines tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $20.00. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines departs from Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St and 2 other stations. In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station.

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Chicago takes 9 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Chicago in 7 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay $51.60 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Barons Bus Lines
Barons Bus Lines
Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
9h 18m
Avg. Price
$48.13
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from Columbus. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Greyhound Station - 111 E Town St, Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St, Columbus Intl Arpt.
  • Greyhound Station - 111 E Town St
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St
  • Columbus Intl Arpt
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Columbus.
  • Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station