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Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ by bus

The journey from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ by bus is 2,336.51 km and takes 53 hrs 12 mins. There are 32 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:00 am and the last at 11:00 pm. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ by bus for as little as $256.59 or as much as $319.91. The best price for this journey is $256.59.

Lowest Price$256.59
Journey Duration53 hrs 12 mins
Connection per Day32
Lowest Price$256.59
Highest Price$319.91
First Departure9:00 am
Last Departure11:00 pm
Distance2,336.51 km
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalPhoenix, AZ
CarriersGreyhound, FlixBus

Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ?

Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ. On average, though, you'll pay about $284.38 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $256.59, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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The prices for bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ 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 $284.38. 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 is the journey from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ by bus?

The average journey time is 53 hrs 12 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 2,336.51 km from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ to take longer than 53 hrs 12 mins. The distance between Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ is around 2,336.51 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 53 hrs 12 mins. However, the fastest routes between Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ take 39 hrs 20 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.

What time are the departures from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Chicago, IL at 9:00 am, and the last departure will leave at 11:00 pm. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Chicago, IL at 9:00 am, and the last departure will leave at 11:00 pm. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many journeys from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 32 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ varies, but in general, you can expect to find 0 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 32 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Phoenix, AZ by bus

When travelling to Phoenix, AZ 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

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Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Services on board Greyhound and FlixBus from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ
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Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
163.56kg
Bus
175.24kg
Flight
467.3kg
Car
373.84kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ?
A bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ is $284.38. 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 $256.59.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ is $256.59. 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 Phoenix, AZ by bus?
Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ is 2,336.51 km.
How long does the bus between Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ take?
Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ is on average 53 hrs 12 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 39 hrs 20 mins.
Which companies operate from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Greyhound and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ?
Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ has 32 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ leave?
The earliest bus from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ departs at 9:00 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 Phoenix, AZ depart?
The latest bus from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ departs at 11:00 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 Phoenix, AZ 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 $256.59 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.
From which stations can I leave from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Chicago, IL to go to Phoenix, AZ. You can go from Chicago/Rockford International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, Union Station and Chicago Midway International Airport and you can arrive at Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix Greyhound Station and Phoenix Sky Train Station.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ is 39 hrs 20 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ by bus?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ creates 175.24kg of CO2 emissions.