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WAS — CHI
May 29 — Jun 51
1 adult
Wed 5/29

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Greyhound
With transfers
24h 40m
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Greyhound
With transfers
23h 20m
Greyhound
FlixBus
With transfers
33h 05m
FlixBus
Greyhound
With transfers
23h 20m
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Washington, D.C. to Chicago bus information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and bus companies that offer buses from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

One-way from

$59

Avg travel time

19h 49m

Popular bus line

Greyhound
The cheapest one-way bus ticket starts at $59. This price was found within the last 3 days.
The average bus ride from Washington, D.C. to Chicago is 19h 49m
Greyhound and FlixBus service this route

Washington, D.C. Bus Station Directory

Location of major bus stations in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. Aberdeen Greyhound stationWashington, D.C., 39.509583, -76.16452
Washington, D.C. 19th St + G StWashington, D.C., 38.898335, -77.04361
Washington, D.C. Baltimore North Point BlvdWashington, D.C., 39.29222, -76.51341
Washington, D.C. College Park College Park, MdWashington, D.C., 39.000748, -76.93032
Washington, D.C. Baltimore White Marsh Park & Ride - 8476 Honeygo BlvdWashington, D.C., 39.3773, -76.46077
Washington, D.C. Madame Tussauds MuseumWashington, D.C., 38.89809, -77.02604

Chicago Bus Station Directory

Location of major bus stations in Chicago
Chicago Cermak-ChinatownChicago, 41.854023, -87.63198
Chicago W Cermak RdChicago, 41.85003, -87.65005
Chicago Turimex InternacionalChicago, 41.85255, -87.69512
Chicago Milwaukee 84 & O ConnorChicago, 43.02761, -88.01705
Chicago Rockford Van Galder Bus StationChicago, 42.268845, -88.96611
Chicago Merrillville Starbuck's Southlake MallChicago, 41.468983, -87.316025

Book one-way bus tickets from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way bus tickets from Washington, D.C. to Chicago we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find bus tickets by date.
Greyhound
Jun 12
8:10 pmWashington, D.C. Union
24h 40m
7:50 pmChicago Union
Greyhound
Jun 10
12:20 amWashington, D.C. Union
23h 20m
10:40 pmChicago Union
FlixBus
Jun 12
11:45 amWashington, D.C. Dupont Circle
33h 05m
7:50 pmChicago Union
Greyhound
Jun 11
12:20 amWashington, D.C. Union
23h 20m
10:40 pmChicago Union

FAQs for booking bus tickets from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

When does the first and last bus depart from Washington to Chicago?

The first bus from Washington to Chicago leaves at around 12:00 a.m. If you travel by this bus, you will arrive in Chicago at around 7:00 p.m. the following day. This bus is suitable for those who prefer traveling at both night and daytime. The bus is popular among travelers for taking the shortest possible time to connect the two cities because it makes fewer stops along the way compared to other buses. The last bus to Chicago from Washington leaves at around 5:00 p.m. Those who travel using this bus arrive in Chicago at around 12:20 p.m. This last bus is popular among travelers because of its considerably cheaper tickets.

How many buses are there from Washington to Chicago each day?

The high frequency of buses from Washington to Chicago makes bus transport a reliable means of transport among travelers. On average, about 33 buses travel from Washington to Chicago on a daily basis. From the time the first bus leaves for Chicago from Washington at around 12:00 a.m. to mid-day, there are more than 20 buses available for travelers. Between mid-day to around 5:00 p.m., there are more than 10 buses leaving Washington to Chicago. The availability of many buses to Chicago from Washington enables the travelers to have the option of booking the one that best suits their schedule. Greyhound is the main company that offers bus transportation services for travelers from Washington to Chicago.

What amenities are offered on buses traveling from Washington to Chicago?

Greyhound buses from Washington to Chicago have some of the best amenities for passengers onboard. For instance, the buses have restrooms to ensure passengers stay comfortable throughout the journey. Although the bus makes several stops to allow passengers to relieve themselves, the presence of restrooms further guarantees their comfort. All buses to Chicago from Washington have free Wi-Fi, which enables passengers to have unlimited access to online entertainment and/or news as they travel. Since every passenger has a personal power outlet, you can use your smartphone, tablet, or laptops as much as possible without the fear of it running low on power. Passengers travel in style using Washington to Chicago buses because of their cozy seats coupled with extra legroom.

What bus stations do you depart from and arrive at when traveling from Washington to Chicago?

If you are traveling by bus to Chicago from Washington, you will most likely depart from L'Enfant Plaza. This is the main departure station for Greyhound buses from Washington to Chicago. Most of the travelers connect from the city center of Washington to this bus station using taxis. In addition to L'Enfant Plaza, travelers using Washington to Chicago buses can also depart from Dupont Circle. Like the L'Enfant Plaza, most travelers connecting to Dupont Circle from Washington city center tend to use taxis. When you arrive in Chicago, the main arrival station for buses from Washington is Downtown Greyhound Station. From this station, you can pick a taxi to any of your preferred locations in Chicago. Other buses arriving in Chicago from Washington have their destinations at Turimex California Ave and 95th & Dan Ryan CTA.

What luggage can I bring on a bus from Washington to Chicago?

Once you get your bus tickets from Washington to Chicago, you can enjoy one of the most flexible and convenient luggage policies by Greyhound. According to this policy, passengers can travel with one piece of carry-on luggage and a maximum of three pieces of under-the-bus luggage. The weight of the three pieces of under-the-bus luggage should not be more than 50lbs, while the weight of the carry-on luggage piece should not exceed 25lbs. Other than the weight limitation, passengers have to ensure that piece of carry-on luggage has to fit inside the overhead compartments or under the chair in front. In addition to these pieces of luggage, passengers can also travel with their handbag freely.

How much does a bus ticket from Washington, D.C. to Chicago cost?

If you need a bus from Washington, D.C. to Chicago for this week you can find options from $59 one-way.

How long is the bus ride from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

The fastest journey time from Washington, D.C. to Chicago is 16h 50m. The time it takes to travel between these two locations can vary by up to 2h 59m, depending on whether your bus has stops or different departure times. Consider Greyhound for the quickest available option to your destination.

How far is Washington, D.C. to Chicago by bus?

The straight-line distance from Washington, D.C. to Chicago is 593.1 mi. The actual distance by bus will change based on the roads and any traffic, closures, roadwork or tolls that may impact the driver’s route. The bus usually takes 16h 50m in normal traffic conditions.


More bus options to Chicago

Besides Washington, D.C. there are other cities with transportation to Chicago. See below for more options.
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