The cheapest busesfrom Washington to Chicago

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 Washington to Chicago will cost around $90 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $64.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Washington to Chicago bus information

timelapseAvg. bus duration16h 9m
attach_moneyBus ticket price$64
place Bus depart fromWashington
pin_drop Bus arrive inChicago
directions_transit Bus companiesGreyhound, Flixbus

The fastest busesfrom Washington to Chicago

Showing times and prices for 2023-12-03


0h 40m


16h 9m

Trips per day




These direct buses cover the 956km distance in an average of 16h 9m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 0h 40m

Travel tips

Bus from Washington to Chicago

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

  • On average you find 18 daily schedules to Chicago from Washington. Usually, there are 126 bus departures every week on this route. Flixbus bus lines operate the largest daily fleet to Chicago. It is an average of 9 bus schedules per day and 270 trips every month. On peak seasons bus companies may increase the number of available vehicles.
  • How to get cheap bus tickets from Washington to Chicago?

  • There is a total of 2 bus companies operating this trip. Greyhound, Flixbus offer a total of 18 bus schedules from Washington to Chicago. Keep in mind that this 2 road operator(s) have different ticket prices and service offers shown on the bus timetable. Flixbus tickets are available for $64. 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 Greyhound, Flixbus 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 Chicago cheap tickets.
  • How far apart is Chicago from Washington?

  • The bus traveling length from Washington to Chicago is around 16h 9m. Flixbus schedules advertise it has the fastest transportation from Washington. Selecting this company, you probably arrive in about 0h 40m in Chicago.
  • Where are Washington and Chicago bus stations?

  • For this trip to Chicago, you can get on board at DC (Union Station). Moreover, get off the bus at Chicago Bus Station, Chicago Train Station.
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  • 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 Greyhound, Flixbus. BusBuster does not sell tickets. If you want to purchase bus tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Greyhound, Flixbus website. Reserve your bus seat to Chicago in advance and have a nice trip.
  • How much is bus ticket from Washington to Chicago?

  • Greyhound, Flixbus tickets to Chicago costs between $64 and USD 141.87 each seat As mentioned before, you will find on Flixbus to Chicago low-cost tickets for only $64. This bus leaves at 12:00 from Washington bus station or stop at DC (Union Station). On the contrary, the bus leaving at 17:45 have the most expensive ticket to Chicago for about USD 141.87.
  • 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 Greyhound, Flixbus website. Alternatively, you can book by phone or directly at the counter. Greyhound phone number: Flixbus phone number: +49 30 300137300 Find out more on search and buy cheap bus tickets in North America.
  • When is the first and last bus to Chicago?

  • The first bus time to Chicago is at 00:50. The bus timetable may vary during weekdays. The last departure time from Washington is at 22:15.
  • How to get ticket refund on Greyhound, Flixbus?

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