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Houston to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$88.00
Shortest Duration22h 15m
Trips per day17
bus carriers2
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Overall score for Houston to Chicago
4.4
Based on 5 reviews
Greyhound
4.4
Based on 5 reviews
Based on 5 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
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Akiode
2.0
June 5, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was pleasant, 24 layover
Cons
Schedule of the vehicle by providing extra bus if there is a breakdown
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How to book cheap Houston to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Houston 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 Houston to Chicago were $128.00. By booking 1 days out, tickets are on average $6.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Houston to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Houston to Chicago by bus is usually around 12:00 PM on Wednesday. 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. Around 6:00 AM on Saturday 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 Houston 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 Houston to Chicago, with an average of 15 trips per day and 303 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Houston to Chicago. Of the 17 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Houston to Chicago starts at $106.00.

2 carriers offer Houston to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Houston to Chicago from $85.00. There are 15 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Houston to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $146.30 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Houston, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St and one other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Houston to Chicago takes 29 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 22 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 16 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $152.68 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 5h 39m
Avg. Price
$146.30

Tornado Bus

Book Tornado Bus from Houston to Chicago from $145.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Houston to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $145.12 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Chicago. In Houston, Tornado Bus departs to Chicago from Tornado Bus Station - Airport and 4 other stations. In Chicago, Tornado Bus arrives at Tornado Bus Station,

An average trip on Tornado Bus from Houston to Chicago takes 23 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Chicago in 22 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $145.18 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
23h 12m
Avg. Price
$145.12

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 5 stations that have bus departures from Houston. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St, 7011 Harrisburg Blvd, Tornado Bus Station - Airport, 6590 Southwest Hwy, Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood.
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station, Union Station - 225 S Canal St, Tornado Bus Station, 5800 N Cumberland Ave are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Houston.
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Tornado Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave