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Columbus to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$20.00
Shortest Duration8h 0m
Trips per day14
bus carriers3
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How to book cheap Columbus to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on 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 $31.22. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average $5.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Columbus to Chicago by bus is at 2:00 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 4:00 AM on Thursday 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.

Greyhound from Columbus to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 14 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Columbus to Chicago, with an average of 7 trips per day and 129 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Columbus to Chicago. Of the 14 trips there are 5 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

3 carriers offer Columbus to Chicago bus trips

Barons Bus Lines

Book Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Chicago from $20.00. There are 6 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Columbus to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $54.57 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 and no other station.

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Chicago takes 9 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Chicago in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $58.68 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
9h 31m
Avg. Price
$54.57

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Columbus to Chicago from $32.00. There are 7 Greyhound schedules from Columbus to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $47.90 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Columbus, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St 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 Columbus to Chicago takes 10 hours and 9 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $54.71 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
10h 9m
Avg. Price
$47.90

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Columbus to Chicago from $28.00. There are 3 Miller Transportation schedules from Columbus to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $44.35 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Chicago. In Columbus, Miller Transportation departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St and no other station. In Chicago, Miller Transportation arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Columbus to Chicago takes 8 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Chicago in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $44.50 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 40m
Avg. Price
$44.35
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 Terminal - 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. Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Columbus.
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station