COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Find bus tickets from Dallas to Chicago

switcheroo
Lowest PricesWe work directly with hundreds of bus & train carriers to find the best available fares.
No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your bus & train tickets.
Best Travel OptionsWe help you find & compare the best buses and trains in one place.

Journey Information

Dallas to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$98.00
Shortest Duration17h 0m
Trips per day8
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dallas to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $98.00 was the low point for bus fares from Dallas to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Dallas are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $98.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 13 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $40.64 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 25 hours and 1 minute to cover the 805 miles (1295 kilometers) from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 17 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Chicago at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Dallas to Chicago; ticket prices start at $108.00.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Chicago?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Dallas, Texas to Chicago, Illinois. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound81d 1h 9m$111.70
Tornado Bus117h 5m$154.58

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Dallas, Texas has two bus stations with service to Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St
  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Buses arrive in Chicago at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Tornado Bus Station

Price trends for buses from Dallas to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50NovDec

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

wanderu
iPhone
wanderu
Android
Available on iOS & Android