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Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration9h 25m
Trips per day17
bus carriers3
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Overall score for Nashville to Chicago
4.3
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
4.0
Value
3.7
Condition
3.5
Aknur
4.0
November 8, 2019Solo travel
Cons
The Wi-Fi isn't connected to the Internet but it says it is.
Patrice
4.0
July 2, 2019Vacation
Pros
The drivers drove smoothly, made excellent lane changes. One driver had to deal with an unruly passenger. He was very professional and dealt with the situation in a manner that left us passengers feeling safe and confident that our driver had the ability to handle diffi...More
Tips
Bring earplugs as some passengers talk all night long
Connie
3.0
May 31, 2019Vacation
Pros
We liked that the bus had outlets to charge our phones
Cons
The seats weren’t very comfortable, the bathrooms definitely needed to be cleaned, we arrived to out destination 10 hours late due to bus breaking down a few times and waited on the side of the highway in the hot sun, so a better working bus in general would have been g...More
Tips
Don’t sit by the bathrooms!!!!!

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

How to book cheap bus tickets from Nashville to Chicago

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Nashville 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 Nashville to Chicago were $50.92. By booking 8 days out, tickets are on average $9.50 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Nashville to Chicago?

The distance between Nashville and Chicago is approximately 397.73 miles, or 639.93 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 10 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 25 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 Nashville to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Nashville to Chicago by bus is usually on Saturday. 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. Wednesday 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.

Greyhound from Nashville to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 17 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Nashville to Chicago, with an average of 15 trips per day and 306 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Nashville to Chicago. Of the 17 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Nashville to Chicago starts at $91.00.

3 carriers offer Nashville to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Nashville to Chicago from $40.00. There are 15 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Nashville to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $45.67 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Nashville, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Nashville to Chicago takes 11 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 9 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 16 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $49.01 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
11h 55m
Avg. Price
$45.67

Megabus

Book Megabus from Nashville to Chicago from $1.00. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Nashville to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $37.13 for a Megabus ticket to Chicago. In Nashville, Megabus departs to Chicago from 111 N 1st Street, In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St,

An average trip on Megabus from Nashville to Chicago takes 9 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Chicago in 9 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $40.12 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 31m
Avg. Price
$37.13

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Nashville to Chicago from $100.00. Typically there is one Amtrak Thruway schedule per day from Nashville to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $100.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Chicago. In Nashville, Amtrak Thruway departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S, In Chicago, Amtrak Thruway arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Nashville to Chicago takes 11 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Chicago in 9 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $100.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
11h 15m
Avg. Price
$100.00

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Nashville. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S
  • 111 N 1st Street
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Nashville:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave