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San Francisco to Chicago

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TRAVELING FROM San Francisco TO Chicago BY bus

AVERAGE PRICE

$159

FASTEST TIME

51h 45m

TRIPS PER DAY

2

bus CARRIERS

1

Sun, Apr 22
$205
Mon, Apr 23
$200
Tue, Apr 24
$164
Wed, Apr 25
$164
Thu, Apr 26
$164
Fri, Apr 27
Sat, Apr 28
Sun, Apr 29
Mon, Apr 30
Tue, May 1
$138
Wed, May 2
$136
Thu, May 3
$159
Fri, May 4
$167
Sat, May 5
$141

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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from San Francisco to Chicago?

Wanderu makes it simple to get cheap bus tickets by searching prices and itineraries for 70+ bus and train lines in 20+ countries. Comparing your options and booking as early as possible is the best way to get the cheapest bus ticket from San Francisco to Chicago. Based on historic trends, the lowest average bus fare from San Francisco to Chicago has been $137MX$2,533CA$175€111£98kn824Kč2,821zł464CHF133. By booking 25 days in advance, tickets are typically $74MX$1,368CA$94€60£53kn445Kč1,524zł251CHF72 cheaper than those booked at the last minute.

When is the best time to travel from San Francisco to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel to Chicago from San Francisco by bus is at 11pm on Friday. If you plan to travel around this time, book your tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

7am on Tuesday is when the least number of people travel by bus on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, departing around this time is your best chance to be on an uncrowded bus.

BUSIEST ON

Fri

LEAST BUSY ON

Tue

How many daily bus trips are there from San Francisco to Chicago?
TRIPS PER DAY

2

DIRECT TRIPS

0

EARLIEST DEPARTURE

7am

LATEST DEPARTURE

11pm

On average, there are 2 bus trips from San Francisco to Chicago every day. Greyhound schedules have the most departures from San Francisco to Chicago, with an average of 2 trips per day, and 50 trips per month.

If you're looking for more travel options, you may also want to view San Francisco to Chicago train schedules.

Bus lines that have service on this route offer WIFI and power outlets.

How long is the bus ride from San Francisco to Chicago? On average, a bus trip from San Francisco to Chicago takes 52h 13m to make the 1855.8 mi - 2985.8 km journey. Greyhound has the fastest advertised travel time of 51h 45m to get from San Francisco to Chicago.

Bus lines that run from San Francisco to Chicago

Getting from San Francisco to Chicago by Greyhound Bus Lines:

Greyhound Bus Lines is the largest bus carrier in the US. Spanning all the way from the East Coast to the West Coast, they cover over 1000 cities all over the United States.

Avg. time 52h 13m
Avg. price $159