The cheapest busesfrom Chicago to Washington

Showing times and prices for 2023-12-03





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 Washington will cost around $87 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $69.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Chicago to Washington bus information

timelapseAvg. bus duration15h 34m
attach_moneyBus ticket price$69
place Bus depart fromChicago
pin_drop Bus arrive inWashington
directions_transit Bus companiesFlixbus, Greyhound, Baron Bus

The fastest busesfrom Chicago to Washington

Showing times and prices for 2023-12-03


5h 40m


15h 34m

Trips per day




These direct buses cover the 956km distance in an average of 15h 34m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5h 40m

Travel tips

Bus from Chicago to Washington

Travel by bus to Washington 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 Washington.
  • How to get to Washington from Chicago?

  • On average you find 18 daily schedules to Washington from Chicago. Usually, there are 126 bus departures every week on this route. Flixbus bus lines operate the largest daily fleet to Washington. It is an average of 10 bus schedules per day and 300 trips every month. On peak seasons bus companies may increase the number of available vehicles.
  • How to get cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Washington?

  • There is a total of 3 bus companies operating this trip. Flixbus, Greyhound, Baron Bus offer a total of 18 bus schedules from Chicago to Washington. Keep in mind that this 3 road operator(s) have different ticket prices and service offers shown on the bus timetable. Flixbus tickets are available for $69. It is the lower trip price you can get on 2023-12-03. Compare all bus fare prices that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability. Take time and check customers 5605 reviews for Flixbus, Greyhound, Baron Bus 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 Washington cheap tickets.
  • How far apart is Washington from Chicago?

  • The bus traveling length from Chicago to Washington is around 15h 34m. Greyhound schedules advertise it has the fastest transportation from Chicago. Selecting this company, you probably arrive in about 5h 40m in Washington.
  • Where are Chicago and Washington bus stations?

  • For this trip to Washington, you can get on board at Chicago Bus Station, Chicago Train Station. Moreover, get off the bus at DC (Union Station), Rockville, DC (Dupont Circle).
  • BusBuster displayed travel information

  • BusBuster has all information for you discover the best and cheapest bus ticket. Explore all available tools and 5605 user reviews to best choose between Flixbus, Greyhound, Baron Bus. BusBuster does not sell tickets. If you want to purchase bus tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Flixbus, Greyhound, Baron Bus website. Reserve your bus seat to Washington in advance and have a nice trip.
  • How much is bus ticket from Chicago to Washington?

  • Flixbus, Greyhound, Baron Bus tickets to Washington costs between $69 and USD 115.66 each seat As mentioned before, you will find on Flixbus to Washington low-cost tickets for only $69. This bus leaves at 04:35 from Chicago bus station or stop at Chicago Bus Station, Chicago Train Station. On the contrary, the bus leaving at 13:55 have the most expensive ticket to Washington for about USD 115.66.
  • 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, Baron Bus website. Alternatively, you can book by phone or directly at the counter. Flixbus phone number: +49 30 300137300Greyhound phone number: Baron Bus phone number: 1-888-378-3823 Find out more on search and buy cheap bus tickets in North America.
  • When is the first and last bus to Washington?

  • The first bus time to Washington is at 04:35. The bus timetable may vary during weekdays. The last departure time from Chicago is at 22:00.
  • How to get ticket refund on Flixbus, Greyhound, Baron Bus?

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