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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?

On average, a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA will cost you $ 202.98. 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 $ 141.01. 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.

Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA by bus

Best price $ 145.21
Journey duration 56 h 11 min
Connections per day 5
First departure 09:40
Last departure 21:00
Distance 1,729.9 mi

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Route Summary by Bus

Connections
10
Carriers
1
Minimum price
$ 141.01
Maximum price
$ 380.88

Chicago, IL - San Diego, CA

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Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Bus

$ 145.21

Date
Monday, January 31st 2022
Greyhound-logo
Union Station - Greyhound Station
9:30pm - 1:50am
Greyhound
54h 20min
CO2: 89.09kg
By Flight

$ 66.20

Date
Monday, January 31st 2022
Spirit Airlines-logo
O'Hare Intl - San Diego
10:30am - 12:02pm
Spirit Airlines
27h 32min
1 changes
CO2: 559.58kg
Cheapest
Greyhound-logo
Greyhound
direct
Duration: 54 h 20 min
Union Station - Greyhound Station
21:30 - 01:50
$ 212.74
Greyhound-logo
Greyhound
direct
Duration: 53 h 20 min
Union Station - Greyhound Station
09:50 - 13:10
$ 214.86
Greyhound-logo
Greyhound
direct
Duration: 54 h 50 min
Cumberland CTA - Greyhound Station
21:00 - 01:50
$ 232.86
Greyhound-logo
Greyhound
direct
Duration: 53 h 5 min
95th & Dan Ryan CTA - Greyhound Station
22:45 - 01:50
$ 233.91
Greyhound-logo
Greyhound
direct
Duration: 61 h 55 min
95th & Dan Ryan CTA - Greyhound Station
22:50 - 10:45
$ 234.97
Greyhound-logo
Greyhound
direct
Duration: 53 h 30 min
95th & Dan Ryan CTA - Greyhound Station
09:40 - 13:10
$ 236.04
Greyhound-logo
Greyhound
direct
Duration: 53 h 30 min
Downtown Greyhound Station - Greyhound Station
22:20 - 01:50
$ 236.04

How long will it take me to travel from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA by bus?

The journey from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA covers a distance of 1,729.9 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 56 h 22 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 50 h 55 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 San Diego, CA faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the first and last departures from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA leaving at 09:35. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 21:00.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 times a day do departures from Chicago, IL leave for San Diego, CA?

On average, there are 8 daily departures from Chicago, IL to San Diego, CA. 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 13 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Greyhound, 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 8 departures from Chicago, IL which travel directly to San Diego, CA. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.

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