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Austin, TX to Chicago, IL by bus

The journey from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL by bus is 978.44 mi and takes 32 hr 50 min. There are 17 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:50 AM and the last at 11:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL by bus for as little as $89.73 or as much as $493.22. The best price for this journey is $89.73.

Lowest Price$89.73
Journey Duration32 hr 50 min
Connection per Day17
Lowest Price$89.73
Highest Price$493.22
First Departure1:50 AM
Last Departure11:45 PM
Distance978.44 mi
DepartureAustin, TX
ArrivalChicago, IL
CarriersGreyhound Lines, Inc., GreyhoundMore

Austin, TX to Chicago, IL Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL?

The cheapest bus tickets from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL cost $89.73. On average, you can expect to spend around $239.62 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL.
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The prices for bus tickets from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $239.62. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long does it take to get from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL by bus?

Traveling from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL by bus will usually take 32 hr 50 min. This journey covers a distance of 978.44 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 32 hr 50 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Austin, TX and Chicago, IL runs for about 978.44 mi and usually takes approximately 32 hr 50 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 25 hr 55 min. If you are trying to get from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many journeys from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL are there every day?

On average, there are 17 daily departures from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Austin, TX which travel directly to Chicago, IL. There are 17 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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The cheapest Austin, TX - Chicago, IL bus tickets can be found for as low as $138.97 if you’re lucky, or $201.33 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $268.47.

Find the best day to travel to Chicago, IL by bus

When travelling to Chicago, IL by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Services on board Greyhound and FlixBus from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL
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Austin, TX to Chicago, IL CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
110.23kg
Bus
118.1kg
Flight
314.93kg
Car
251.94kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL?
A bus ticket from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL is $239.62. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $89.73.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL is $89.73. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Austin, TX and Chicago, IL by bus?
Austin, TX to Chicago, IL is 978.44 mi.
How long does the bus between Austin, TX and Chicago, IL take?
Austin, TX to Chicago, IL is on average 32 hr 50 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 25 hr 55 min.
Which companies operate from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL?
The bus journey from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Greyhound Lines, Inc., Greyhound, Greyhound Lines Mexico, S. de R.L. de CV, Valley Transit Co., Inc., FlixBus and FlixBus Inc..
How many bus connections per day go from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL?
Austin, TX to Chicago, IL has 17 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL leave?
The earliest bus from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL departs at 1:50 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL depart?
The latest bus from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL departs at 11:45 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $89.73 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Austin, TX to Chicago, IL by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Austin, TX and Chicago, IL is 25 hr 55 min.
Is there a direct bus from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Austin, TX and Chicago, IL.
What are the CO2 emissions for Austin, TX to Chicago, IL by bus?
The bus journey from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL creates 118.1kg of CO2 emissions.

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