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Columbus to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$28.00
Shortest Duration7h 35m
Trips per day24
bus carriers3
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Overall score for Columbus to Chicago
4.5
Based on 8 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Barons Bus Lines 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
Anna
4.0
August 15, 2019Vacation
Pros
Funny driver
Cons
WiFi wasn't working

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Miller Transportation report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
1.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Sharlyn
3.0
August 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was very cheap and there was a power outlet. However, only every other seat had power outlets. False advertisement on their part. Miller transportation.
Cons
Driver was so rude and angry. We were told we couldn’t use the lavatory unless it was an emergency. She repeated this 5 times in a row like we were children. Then, when I made a polite request to know which stop would be a bathroom stop ( because she threatened to leave...More
Tips
Expect a cheap ride but no customer service on miller transportation

How to book cheap bus tickets from Columbus to Chicago

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Columbus 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 Columbus to Chicago were $35.60. By booking 27 days out, tickets are on average $9.67 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Columbus to Chicago?

The distance between Columbus and Chicago is approximately 275.78 miles, or 443.71 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 9 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What's the best day to take the bus from Columbus to Chicago?

If you want to avoid a crowded bus, Sunday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for buses from Columbus to Chicago.

In contrast, the busiest bus day of the week is usually Friday. If you are planning to book travel for Friday, make sure to book your bus tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual.

Greyhound from Columbus to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 24 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Columbus to Chicago, with an average of 13 trips per day and 253 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Columbus to Chicago. Of the 24 trips there are 5 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

3 carriers offer Columbus to Chicago bus trips

Barons Bus Lines

Book Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Chicago from $35.00. There are 8 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $49.95 for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Chicago. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines departs to Chicago from Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St and 2 other stations. In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St,

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Chicago takes 9 hours and 21 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 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $50.16 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 21m
Avg. Price
$49.95

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Columbus to Chicago from $37.00. There are 13 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Columbus to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $39.03 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Columbus, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Columbus to Chicago takes 10 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 7 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 13 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $40.05 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
10h 24m
Avg. Price
$39.03

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Columbus to Chicago from $28.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by Miller Transportation from Columbus to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $43.85 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Chicago. In Columbus, Miller Transportation departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St, In Chicago, Miller Transportation arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and one other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Columbus to Chicago takes 8 hours and 28 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. A one way ticket costs $44.01 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 28m
Avg. Price
$43.85

Plan your next adventure

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:
  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St
  • Columbus Intl Arpt
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Columbus:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave