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Journey Information

Dallas to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$98.00
Shortest Duration15h 45m
Trips per day13
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dallas to Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $99.00 was the low point for bus fares from Dallas to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Dallas are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $99.00 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $53.34 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 23 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 805 miles (1295 kilometers) from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 45 minutes. 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?

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

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am 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 13 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 3 bus lines from Dallas, Texas to Chicago, Illinois. With 11 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
El Expreso Bus115h 45m$135.35
Greyhound111d 1h 51m$116.73
Tornado Bus216h 16m$135.79

Book El Expreso Bus from Dallas to Chicago from $135. Typically there is one El Expreso Bus schedule per day from Dallas to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $135 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to Chicago. In Dallas, El Expreso Bus departs to Chicago from 501 E Jefferson Blvd and one other station. In Chicago, El Expreso Bus arrives at Tornado Bus Station, An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Dallas to Chicago takes 15 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Book Greyhound from Dallas to Chicago from $98. There are 11 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Dallas to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $117 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Dallas, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Dan Ryan Bus Station and 3 other stations. An average trip on Greyhound from Dallas to Chicago takes 25 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 15 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Book Tornado Bus from Dallas to Chicago from $117. There are 2 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Dallas to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $136 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Chicago. In Dallas, Tornado Bus departs to Chicago from Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy and 2 other stations. In Chicago, Tornado Bus arrives at Tornado Bus Station, An average trip on Tornado Bus from Dallas to Chicago takes 16 hours and 16 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Chicago in 15 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Dallas, Texas. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St
  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy
  • 501 E Jefferson Blvd
  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

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:

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

Price trends for buses from Dallas to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45FebMar

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25MAMJJASONDJF

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

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