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Cheap buses going to Chicago today

One passenger / one way

14:1021:25
$35
Columbus - Ohio StateChicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
14:10
Columbus - Ohio State
21:25
Chicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
Barons Bus
$35
11:4519:30
$35
Columbus - Greyhound StationChicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
11:45
Columbus - Greyhound Station
19:30
Chicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
Hoosier Ride
$35
13:0521:45
$37
Columbus - Greyhound StationChicago - Union Station
13:05
Columbus - Greyhound Station
21:45
Chicago - Union Station
Greyhound
$37
18:056:05
$37
Columbus - Greyhound StationChicago - Union Station
18:05
Columbus - Greyhound Station
6:05
Chicago - Union Station
Greyhound
$37
7:2515:00
$42
Columbus - Greyhound StationChicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
7:25
Columbus - Greyhound Station
15:00
Chicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
Barons Bus
$42
14:1021:25
$35
Columbus - Ohio StateChicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
14:10
Columbus - Ohio State
21:25
Chicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
Barons Bus
$35

Cheap buses going to Chicago Monday

One passenger / one way

14:1021:25
$35
Columbus - Ohio StateChicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
14:10
Columbus - Ohio State
21:25
Chicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
Barons Bus
$35
11:4519:30
$35
Columbus - Greyhound StationChicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
11:45
Columbus - Greyhound Station
19:30
Chicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
Hoosier Ride
$35
7:5518:05
$37
Columbus - Greyhound StationChicago - 95th & Dan Ryan CTA
7:55
Columbus - Greyhound Station
18:05
Chicago - 95th & Dan Ryan CTA
Greyhound
$37
18:056:55
$37
Columbus - Greyhound StationChicago - Cumberland CTA
18:05
Columbus - Greyhound Station
6:55
Chicago - Cumberland CTA
Greyhound
$37
7:2515:00
$38
Columbus - Greyhound StationChicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
7:25
Columbus - Greyhound Station
15:00
Chicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
Barons Bus
$38
14:1021:25
$35
Columbus - Ohio StateChicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
14:10
Columbus - Ohio State
21:25
Chicago - Downtown Greyhound Station
Barons Bus
$35

Columbus to Chicago bus trip overview

20
Daily Buses
3:30 - 23:25
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures
$42
Average Ticket Price
Average Bus Trip Duration

Columbus to Chicago bus company reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

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Ratings and Reviews (27)


Rebecca B.19 October 2019 | 

Need friendly bus drivers

Joshua S.21 July 2019 | 

Horrible delays, with no apologies or acknowledgement from the staff whatsoever. Borderline rude and aggressive staff. Never taking Greyhound again

Nabbo S.13 April 2019 | 

Bus was late to arrive and parking at no known area for 10 min

Raghu K.28 February 2019 | 

only concern from me is ,pleasevstop bus at better place for food like subway or panda express or chipotle etc not in a remote gas station ..

Brian P.14 February 2019 | 

The bus driver wasnt capable of driving without going in the rumble strips and swerving off the road

Faisal H.4 January 2019 | 

I left columbus to chicago on tima but there was alot of people smoking in the bus also when i reached indiana there was delay on the bus to Chicago for 2hrs and when i reached chicago there was no wifi that i can connect to call an uber

Maya N.11 October 2018 | 

The bus was 1hr 30mins late

Tulasi Ram B.8 October 2018 | 

What's the point of saying wifi enabled, if it is not working and T.V completely useless at least should have played some advertisements or some sports.

Francis A.19 September 2018 | 

Comfortable and timely

Desbele G.20 July 2018 | 

the driver was an influential person ,he gave information ,for all stps and transit buses,may God bless him ,he is an suthentic driver.

Abigail D.30 June 2018 | 

I paid for a ticket online, but it had the wrong address to bus stop. I missed my bus. They were supposed to give me a new ticket n replace of the old one. I never received it, station closed and I was forced to by a second ticket for a higher price. Unfair because it wasn't my fault my ticket was wrong.

Thomas W.21 May 2018 | 

I really enjoyed this experience and will plan another trip in the near future

Austin W.14 May 2018 | 

Allison was very nice! However the wifi cut out after the first stop and wouldn't reactivate for the duration of my 9 hour ride

Marcus T.21 March 2018 | 

Garbage ass bus company

Angela B.4 February 2018 | 

Overall good transporter. Could use knee room forward, and more electric outlets. Great driving in bad weather.

Luis A A.28 December 2017 | 

No heater un the buss

Erica L.22 November 2017 | 

The bus was 15 minutes late showing up and an hour behind schedule after leaving Columbus. Bus driver did an amazing job making up time along to way to only be 20 minutes late to Chicago

Chukwudi O.12 November 2017 | 

The trip with baron bus was very very exciting. The driver was friendly and accommodating. I will definitely use the bus line in my next trip.

Prakash S.12 November 2017 | 

Cheap and reliable with fantastic service

Sam W.17 July 2017 | 

Bus driver talking on phone while driving and using language not appropriate for children.

Anita A.28 June 2017 | 

The driver was very professional and offered to help me when I needed help. Great

Channelle R.19 June 2017 | 

Nice n smooth quick trip. I will recommend to others.

Hawar H.23 June 2017 | 

The driver was excellent Very nice lady Very safe driver

Amit K.7 June 2017 | 

was entitled for 2 check-in bags, but staff at greyhound station asked me to pay additional $10 for 2nd bag.

Marisol L.11 November 2016 | 

I don't know the name of the woman who was driving the bus, but she did a great job given all the setbacks that the road gave (trains, other buses being in the way, ect...). She handled everything well and was overall, a really good driver and I thoroughly appreciated it.

Parag M.3 September 2016 | 

Seats were not properly maintained, overall it was a good experience. They strict the timings they promise that's a big plus.

Aliya M.8 August 2016 | 

It was my first time using this operator. It was unpleasant. The driver wasn't friendly and was late to Chicago.

Columbus to Chicago: companies, stations and stops

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What are the most popular bus companies going to Chicago?

Bus service from Columbus to Chicago are provided by Hoosier Ride, Greyhound and Barons Bus.

Where are the bus stations in Columbus?

Buses leaving from Columbus to Chicago will depart from Greyhound Station, Ohio State, CMH Airport, Columbus, OH or W Spring St.

Where are the bus stations in Chicago?

A bus ride to Chicago will drop you off at Downtown Greyhound Station, 95th & Dan Ryan CTA, Turimex California Ave, Union Station, Cumberland CTA, Tornado Bus S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, ORD Airport, ORD Airport or Polk St & Canal St.

Information on buses from Columbus to Chicago

Daily Buses20
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures3:30 - 23:25
Minimum Price$28
Average Ticket Price$42
Minimum Trip Duration
Average Bus Trip Duration
Bus companies on this routeMiller Transportation / Hoosier Ride, Greyhound US, Barons Bus

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Travelling by bus to Chicago

Information about your trip

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Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Columbus to Chicago, riding the bus will expose you to some of most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Columbus to Chicago.

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Fun bus travel facts to share with your friends

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

Will you be returning to Columbus by bus?

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