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Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by bus

The journey from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by bus is 1,051.79 mi and takes 29 hr 17 min. There are 10 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:00 AM and the last at 10:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by bus for as little as $105.38 or as much as $399.42. The best price for this journey is $105.38.

Lowest Price$105.38
Journey Duration29 hr 17 min
Connection per Day10
Lowest Price$105.38
Highest Price$399.42
First Departure6:00 AM
Last Departure10:50 PM
Distance1,051.79 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalSan Antonio, TX
CarriersFlixBus, Greyhound

Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Traveling from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX with Virail

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

On average, a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX will cost you $248.40. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $105.38. 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.
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On average, a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX will cost you $248.40. 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 is the journey from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by bus?

With a distance of 1,051.79 mi between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX, it will usually take 29 hr 17 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 29 hr 17 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX runs for about 1,051.79 mi and usually takes approximately 29 hr 17 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 0 min. If you are trying to get from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX 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.

What time are the first and last departures from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Chicago, IL at 6:00 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 San Antonio, 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. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX leaving at 6:00 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 10:50 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

How many journeys from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX take place each day?

You will be able to travel from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 10 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 10 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, 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 San Antonio, TX.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, 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 San Antonio, 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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The cheapest Chicago, IL - San Antonio, TX bus tickets can be found for as low as $146.07 if you’re lucky, or $195.47 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $250.41.

Find the best day to travel to San Antonio, TX by bus

When travelling to San Antonio, 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 San Antonio, TX
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Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
118.49kg
Bus
126.95kg
Flight
338.54kg
Car
270.83kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?
A bus ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX is $248.40. 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 $105.38.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX is $105.38. 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 San Antonio, TX by bus?
Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX is 1,051.79 mi.
How long does the bus between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX take?
Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX is on average 29 hr 17 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 25 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, 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 San Antonio, TX?
Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX has 10 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX leave?
The earliest bus from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX departs at 6:00 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 San Antonio, TX depart?
The latest bus from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, 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 San Antonio, 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 $105.38 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 San Antonio, TX by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX is 25 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Chicago, IL and San Antonio, TX.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX by bus?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to San Antonio, TX creates 126.95kg of CO2 emissions.

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