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Chicago, IL to Austin, TX by bus

The journey from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX by bus is 978.44 mi and takes 32 hr 57 min. There are 15 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:00 AM and the last at 10:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX by bus for as little as $169.60 or as much as $346.79. The best price for this journey is $169.60.

Lowest Price$169.60
Journey Duration32 hr 57 min
Connection per Day15
Lowest Price$169.60
Highest Price$346.79
First Departure9:00 AM
Last Departure10:50 PM
Distance978.44 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalAustin, TX
CarriersFlixBus, Greyhound

Chicago, IL to Austin, TX Bus Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX. On average, though, you'll pay about $232.68 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $169.60, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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On average, a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX will cost you $232.68. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX by bus?

The distance between Chicago, IL to Austin, TX is approximately 978.44 mi. In general, it will take you about 32 hr 57 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX covers a distance of 978.44 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 32 hr 57 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 23 hr 10 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX, which usually leaves at 9:00 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 10:50 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Chicago, IL at 9:00 AM, and the last departure will leave at 10:50 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many times a day do journeys run from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX?

If you want to get from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 15 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 0 direct journeys between Chicago, IL and Austin, TX. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 15 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX

The cheapest Chicago, IL - Austin, TX bus tickets can be found for as low as $134.29 if you’re lucky, or $206.17 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $307.84.

Find the best day to travel to Austin, TX by bus

When travelling to Austin, TX 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

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

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.

Services on board FlixBus and Greyhound from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX
Compare services on board when travelling from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX by bus.
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Chicago, IL to Austin, TX 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 Chicago, IL to Austin, TX?
A bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX is $232.68. 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 $169.60.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX is $169.60. 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 Chicago, IL and Austin, TX by bus?
Chicago, IL to Austin, TX is 978.44 mi.
How long does the bus between Chicago, IL and Austin, TX take?
Chicago, IL to Austin, TX is on average 32 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 23 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX?
Chicago, IL to Austin, TX has 15 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX leave?
The earliest bus from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX departs at 9:00 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 Chicago, IL to Austin, TX depart?
The latest bus from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX departs at 10:50 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 Chicago, IL to Austin, TX 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 $169.60 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 Chicago, IL to Austin, TX by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Chicago, IL and Austin, TX is 23 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct bus from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Chicago, IL and Austin, TX.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Austin, TX by bus?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Austin, TX creates 118.1kg of CO2 emissions.

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