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Chicago, IL to Houston, TX by bus

The journey from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX by bus is 1,513.4 km and takes 31 hrs 49 mins. There are 25 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 Houston, TX by bus for as little as $155.50 or as much as $291.91. The best price for this journey is $155.50.

Lowest Price$155.50
Journey Duration31 hrs 49 mins
Connection per Day25
Lowest Price$155.50
Highest Price$291.91
First Departure6:00 am
Last Departure10:50 pm
Distance1,513.4 km
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalHouston, TX
CarriersGreyhound Lines, Inc., FlixBus

Chicago, IL to Houston, TX Bus Times

Departure date
Monday, 22 Jul 2024

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How much will I pay for bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX?

When you're traveling from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $217.69. You might be able to find prices as low as $155.50, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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The prices for bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $217.69. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long does the journey from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX take by bus?

With a distance of 1,513.4 km between Chicago, IL and Houston, TX, it will usually take 31 hrs 49 mins 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 31 hrs 49 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Chicago, IL and Houston, TX is around 1,513.4 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 31 hrs 49 mins. However, the fastest routes between Chicago, IL and Houston, TX take 24 hrs 25 mins. 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.

At what time of the day can I travel from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX?

The first journey of the day departs from Chicago, IL at 6:00 am. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 10:50 pm. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Chicago, IL and Houston, TX. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX, which usually leaves at 6:00 am. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 10:50 pm. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many daily journeys are there from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX?

The route from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Chicago, IL 25 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 25 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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The cheapest Chicago, IL - Houston, TX bus tickets can be found for as low as $174.16 if you’re lucky, or $228.88 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $288.25.

Find the best day to travel to Houston, TX by bus

When travelling to Houston, 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 Houston, TX
Compare services on board when travelling from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX by bus.
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Chicago, IL to Houston, TX CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
105.94kg
Bus
113.5kg
Flight
302.68kg
Car
242.14kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX?
A bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX is $217.69. 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 $155.50.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX is $155.50. 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 Houston, TX by bus?
Chicago, IL to Houston, TX is 1,513.4 km.
How long does the bus between Chicago, IL and Houston, TX take?
Chicago, IL to Houston, TX is on average 31 hrs 49 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 24 hrs 25 mins.
Which companies operate from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Greyhound Lines, Inc., FlixBus and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX?
Chicago, IL to Houston, TX has 25 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX leave?
The earliest bus from Chicago, IL to Houston, 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 Houston, TX depart?
The latest bus from Chicago, IL to Houston, 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 Houston, 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 $155.50 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 Houston, TX by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Chicago, IL and Houston, TX is 24 hrs 25 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Chicago, IL and Houston, TX.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Houston, TX by bus?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Houston, TX creates 113.5kg of CO2 emissions.