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Best price 214.19
Journey duration 31 h 30 min
Connections per day 10
First departure 03:05
Last departure 21:15
Distance 1573 km

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL?

On average, a bus ticket from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL will cost you 263.24. 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 179.33. 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.

Buses from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL

How long does it take to get from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL by bus?

The distance between Austin, TX and Chicago, IL is around 1573. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 30 h 16 min. However, the fastest routes between Austin, TX and Chicago, IL take 24 h 5 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

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

The first departure of the night from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL leaves at 21:20, while the last journey sets out at 21:15. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Austin, TX and Chicago, IL. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

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

On average, there are 11 daily departures from Austin, TX 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 15 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include greyhound and turimex, 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 11 departures from Austin, TX which travel directly to Chicago, IL. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.