The cheapest busesfrom Chicago to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for 2023-09-29





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles will cost around $218 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $165.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Chicago to Los Angeles bus information

timelapseAvg. bus duration8h 7m
attach_moneyBus ticket price$165
place Bus depart fromChicago
pin_drop Bus arrive inLos Angeles
directions_transit Bus companiesFlixbus, Greyhound, Burlington Trailways

Travel tips

Bus from Chicago to Los Angeles

Travel by bus to Los Angeles easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Los Angeles.
  • How to get to Los Angeles from Chicago?

  • On average you find 31 daily schedules to Los Angeles from Chicago. Usually, there are 217 bus departures every week on this route. Flixbus bus lines operate the largest daily fleet to Los Angeles. It is an average of 16 bus schedules per day and 480 trips every month. On peak seasons bus companies may increase the number of available vehicles.
  • How to get cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles?

  • There is a total of 3 bus companies operating this trip. Flixbus, Greyhound, Burlington Trailways offer a total of 31 bus schedules from Chicago to Los Angeles. Keep in mind that this 3 road operator(s) have different ticket prices and service offers shown on the bus timetable. Burlington Trailways tickets are available for $165. It is the lower trip price you can get on 2023-09-29. Compare all bus fare prices that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability. Take time and check customers 5637 reviews for Flixbus, Greyhound, Burlington Trailways bus services. Users reviews best describe the real bus trip experience. The company score relates to bus quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing bus prices. Bus booking in advance is the best way to find Los Angeles cheap tickets.
  • How far apart is Los Angeles from Chicago?

  • The bus traveling length from Chicago to Los Angeles is around 8h 7m. Greyhound schedules advertise it has the fastest transportation from Chicago. Selecting this company, you probably arrive in about 0h in Los Angeles.
  • Where are Chicago and Los Angeles bus stations?

  • For this trip to Los Angeles, you can get on board at Chicago Bus Station, Chicago Train Station. Moreover, get off the bus at Los Angeles Union Station, Downtown LA (FlixBus Lot), Los Angeles Union Station Arrival, USC (Hope/Jefferson), UCLA (Gayley/Strathmore), Baldwin Park/El Monte.
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  • BusBuster has all information for you discover the best and cheapest bus ticket. Explore all available tools and 5637 user reviews to best choose between Flixbus, Greyhound, Burlington Trailways. BusBuster does not sell tickets. If you want to purchase bus tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Flixbus, Greyhound, Burlington Trailways website. Reserve your bus seat to Los Angeles in advance and have a nice trip.
  • How much is bus ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles?

  • Flixbus, Greyhound, Burlington Trailways tickets to Los Angeles costs between $165 and USD 259.82 each seat As mentioned before, you will find on Burlington Trailways to Los Angeles low-cost tickets for only $165. This bus leaves at 16:00 from Chicago bus station or stop at Chicago Bus Station, Chicago Train Station. On the contrary, the bus leaving at 13:30 have the most expensive ticket to Los Angeles for about USD 259.82.
  • Which is the best way for bus booking?

  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket. The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your bus ticket online at Flixbus, Greyhound, Burlington Trailways website. Alternatively, you can book by phone or directly at the counter. Flixbus phone number: +49 30 300137300Greyhound phone number: Burlington Trailways phone number: 800 992 4618 Find out more on search and buy cheap bus tickets in North America.
  • When is the first and last bus to Los Angeles?

  • The first bus time to Los Angeles is at 03:20. The bus timetable may vary during weekdays. The last departure time from Chicago is at 22:30.
  • How to get ticket refund on Flixbus, Greyhound, Burlington Trailways?

  • Note that companies have different policies regarding fare types and changes. Find more information on bus company page.