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Best price $ 60.25
Journey duration 24 h 50 min
Connections per day 11
First departure 05:50
Last departure 17:30
Distance 594 mi

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL?

On average, a bus ticket from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL will cost you $ 73.74. 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 $ 46.97. 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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Buses from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL

How long is the journey from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL by bus?

The journey from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL covers a distance of 594.7 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 25 h 12 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 16 h 5 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 Washington, DC to Chicago, IL faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL, which usually leaves at 18:01. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 17:30. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many daily journeys are there from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL?

On average, there are 12.5 daily departures from Washington, DC 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 49 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 12.5 departures from Washington, DC which travel directly to Chicago, IL. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.