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Bus tickets from Chicago to Washington

Search bus times and book a cheap bus from Chicago to Washington on Greyhound or Bus.

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Chicago (CHI)
Washington (WAS)
Tue 8/3
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The price shown for each trip will be the average for all passengers, including any infants.
The price shown for each trip will be the average for all passengers, including any infants.
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General information for Chicago to Washington Buses

Find information about ticket prices, travel times, and bus lines that offer transportation to Washington from Chicago.
Round-trip from$141Bus tickets from Chicago to Washington found within the last 3 days start at $141 round-trip
One-way from$69The cheapest one-way bus ticket starts at $69. This price was found within the last 3 days.
Avg travel time20h 25mThe average bus ride from Chicago to Washington is 20h 25m
Popular bus lineGreyhoundGreyhound and Bus service this route

Book bus tickets from Chicago to Washington return-trip

See below for some of the return-trip bus deals we’ve recently found. Offers below are sorted by quickest and cheapest available from Chicago to Washington from Greyhound and Bus.
Bus, Greyhound
Sep 16
6:35 amSouth Bend 100 W S St
16h 05m
1 stop
10:40 pmWashington Union
Sep 17
8:30 pmWashington Union
18h 00m
1 stop
2:30 pmSouth Bend 100 W S St
Bus, Greyhound
Sep 16
6:35 amSouth Bend 100 W S St
16h 05m
1 stop
10:40 pmWashington Union
Sep 18
12:50 pmWashington Union
18h 20m
1 stop
7:10 amSouth Bend 100 W S St
Greyhound
Aug 8
2:00 pmChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
17h 10m
7:10 amWashington Union
Aug 12
7:30 amWashington Union
19h 30m
3:00 amChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
Greyhound
Aug 8
2:00 pmChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
17h 10m
7:10 amWashington Union
Aug 10
7:30 amWashington Union
19h 30m
3:00 amChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
Greyhound
Oct 21
2:00 pmChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
17h 10m
7:10 amWashington Union
Oct 24
7:30 amWashington Union
19h 30m
3:00 amChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
Greyhound
Aug 13
2:30 amChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
19h 10m
9:40 pmWashington Union
Aug 15
7:30 amWashington Union
19h 30m
3:00 amChicago Downtown Greyhound Station

Book bus tickets from Chicago to Washington one-way

See below for some of the one-way bus deals we’ve recently found. Offers below are sorted by quickest and cheapest available from Chicago to Washington from Greyhound and Bus.
Greyhound
Sep 6
2:00 pmChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
17h 10m
7:10 amWashington Union
Greyhound
Aug 16
2:00 pmChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
17h 10m
7:10 amWashington Union
Greyhound
Aug 9
2:00 pmChicago Downtown Greyhound Station
17h 10m
7:10 amWashington Union

FAQs for booking bus tickets from Chicago to Washington

  • How much does a bus ticket from Chicago to Washington cost?

    You can purchase a ticket from Chicago to Washington within the week and expect to pay $74 or more one-way.

  • How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Washington?

    The quickest bus available from Chicago will take 20h 25m to arrive in Washington.

  • Which bus companies operate between Chicago to Washington?

    There are many buses traveling between Chicago and Washington. Greyhound and Bus both offer this route. The cheapest option is offered by Greyhound, with prices starting at $141 round-trip.

  • Is a bus the fastest way to get from Chicago to Washington?

    Based on just travel duration our users have found a flight from Chicago to Washington to be the fastest option to their destination at just 1h 48m. If travel time is less of a concern you may want to look into booking some alternative forms of transportation like a train from Chicago to Washington or a bus from Chicago to Washington.

  • Is a bus the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Washington?

    A flight from Chicago to Washington is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a train from Chicago to Washington starting at $166, or consider a bus from Chicago to Washington starting at $141. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.

  • How far is Chicago to Washington by bus?

    There’s 593.1 mi from Chicago to Washington. The distance via bus depends on which roads the driver takes - this can change mid-journey. The bus journey is around 20h 25m long.


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