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Pittsburgh to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$52.00
Shortest Duration9h 55m
Trips per day14
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Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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June 29, 2019Visiting family
Professionalism of staff. My driver was rude to passengers and used curse language with many children aboard. My experience was so poor I decided to take a loss and not take a bus back to Pittsburgh.

How to book cheap bus tickets from Pittsburgh to Chicago

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh to Chicago were $66.84. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $24.49 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

The distance between Pittsburgh and Chicago is approximately 409.42 miles, or 658.73 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 13 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 55 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 is the busiest time to travel by bus from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Pittsburgh to Chicago by bus is usually on Monday. 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. Thursday 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.

Which bus should you take from Pittsburgh to Chicago?

Typically there are 14 scheduled buses per day. One bus company currently travels from Pittsburgh to Chicago.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Pittsburgh to Chicago, with an average of 14 trips per day and 288 monthly trips.

Of the 14 trips there are 2 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Pittsburgh to Chicago starts at $58.00.

1 carriers offer Pittsburgh to Chicago bus trips


Book Greyhound from Pittsburgh to Chicago from $52.00. There are 14 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Pittsburgh to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $71.95 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Pittsburgh, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Pittsburgh to Chicago takes 13 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 9 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 15 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $75.78 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

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Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Pittsburgh. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from:
  • Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr
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 Pittsburgh:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave