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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Toledo to Chicago. Traveling by bus from Toledo to Chicago usually takes around 8 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance210 mi (339 km)
Shortest duration4h 50m
Cheapest price$26.48
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Toledo to Chicago

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

David

August 30, 2021- Visiting family

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: The driver was amazing, could not have been more diligent and passionate. Also very friendly. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

4.0

jim

July 29, 2021- Solo travel

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: Easy and valuable. Cons: Didn't inform about 2 additional stops Also beyond driver's control 1.5 hours dead stop on the interstate due to accident and construction. Tips: It's a great value and safe, just make sure you know how many stops to your end destination.

5.0

Tara

February 25, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

The whole trip was great... I dont like to take a bus anywhere because it takes so long but with u the trip was scheduled for just over 5 hrs.. the bus driver made it there just a few mins early.. it was so nice of a trip I think I may do it again

How much is a bus ticket from Toledo to Chicago?

Bus tickets for a trip from Toledo to Chicago cost $36.56 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Toledo to Chicago is expected to be between $37 and $56. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 26, 2024, when tickets are available for June 26, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $41.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Toledo to Chicago, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $35. However, taking the bus from Toledo to Chicago during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $47. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 24 days in advance to save $38.68 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Toledo to Chicago?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Toledo to Chicago that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines15h 20m$40.00
Greyhound98h 22m$47.97
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Toledo to Chicago from $40. Typically there is one Barons Bus Lines schedule per day from Toledo to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Chicago. In Toledo, Barons Bus Lines departs to Chicago from MLK Plaza - 415 Emerald Ave . In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Toledo to Chicago takes 5 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Chicago in 4 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 9 bus trips from Toledo to Chicago every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 22 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Chicago usually start from $26.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 210 miles from Toledo to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Toledo to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Toledo to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Toledo to Chicago; ticket prices start at $39.00.

City Information

Toledo

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Once an industrial powerhouse, Toledo houses many important cultural institutions in the state of Ohio. The city's premier tourist attraction is the Toledo Museum of Art, which houses important works by world-renowned artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. The museum also has separate sections dedicated to Japanese arts and African arts. Close to the museum itself is The Old West End, a historic quarter with many old buildings and ancient trees more than 100 years old. To get familiar with the local flora, head to the Toledo Botanical Garden to view its collection of herbs and local plants.

Toledo is famous for its many budget restaurants, which offer great foods at affordable price points. Some notable local establishments include Rudy's Hot Dogs and Gino's Pizza. If you can afford to splurge a bit, check out Fowl and Fodder, which uses local ingredients for its incredible dishes.

Bus and train service make it easy to travel to Toledo, and you can catch a flight at the Toledo Express Airport, just 14.2 miles away from the city center.

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Toledo?

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Main departure station: MLK Plaza - 415 Emerald Ave

The majority of Toledo’s ground travel operates from MLK Plaza at 415 Emerald Ave. The station was named in honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr and opened in 1950. The station offers today’s travelers many amenities, including customer service staff, restrooms, and a Subway on-site. The station serves Amtrak’s Capitol Limited line from Chicago to Washington, D.C., as well as the Lake Shore Limited line from Chicago to New York City. Intercity bus service on Jefferson Lines and Barons Bus Lines also runs through MLK Plaza.

All bus stations in Toledo:

  • MLK Plaza - 415 Emerald Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

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Main arrival station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Chicago.

All bus stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

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