Bus Chicago to Cincinnati and return

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Finding the right bus from Chicago to Cincinnati or from Cincinnati to Chicago just got a lot easier. Just use our bus search to find the ideal option: If you're pressed for time, pick the fastest bus, which will get you from Cincinnati to Chicago in 6h 30m. If you want to travel without breaking the bank, go for the cheapest option, which will only cost you $1.00. The Cincinnati - Chicago bus route is operated by megabus US, GotoBus and Busbud. Just click "Find Now" to see all available options and take your pick!

Chicago to Cincinnati Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$1.00
Fastest Bus6h 40m
Distance252.0 miles
Bus Companiesmegabus US, Greyhound US
  Bus Chicago - Cincinnati    252 mi
Ø Bus connections7 x
Savings-96%

The cheapest bus routes from Chicago to Cincinnati

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      3:40 PM
      10:20 PM
    5 Nov
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $1.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      3:40 PM
      10:20 PM
    15 Oct
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      12:50 PM
      7:45 PM
    30 Oct
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      3:40 PM
      10:20 PM
    31 Oct
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      3:40 PM
      10:20 PM
    2 Nov
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      3:40 PM
      10:20 PM
    9 Nov
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      3:40 PM
      10:20 PM
    26 Oct
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      7:00 PM
      3:30 AM
    8 Jan
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $22.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      7:00 PM
      3:30 AM
    27 Nov
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $23.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      2:20 PM
      10:25 PM
    22 Dec
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $23.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      1:45 PM
      10:25 PM
    26 Oct
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $24.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      1:45 PM
      10:25 PM
    19 Oct
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $24.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      7:00 PM
      3:30 AM
    14 Oct
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $24.00
  • Chicago
    Cincinnati
      1:45 PM
      10:25 PM
    23 Nov
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $27.50


  Bus Cincinnati - Chicago    252 mi
Ø Bus connections7 x
Savings-96%

The cheapest bus routes from Cincinnati to Chicago

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      12:50 PM
      5:40 PM
    5 Nov
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $1.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      4:50 PM
      9:40 PM
    6 Nov
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $1.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      4:50 PM
      9:40 PM
    22 Oct
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      4:50 PM
      9:40 PM
    19 Oct
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      4:50 PM
      9:40 PM
    28 Oct
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      4:50 PM
      9:40 PM
    2 Nov
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      4:50 PM
      9:40 PM
    12 Nov
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $10.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      6:30 PM
      12:45 AM
    2 Dec
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $22.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      6:30 PM
      12:45 AM
    23 Nov
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $23.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      6:30 PM
      12:45 AM
    12 Nov
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $23.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      6:30 PM
      12:45 AM
    30 Nov
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $23.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      7:00 AM
      1:40 PM
    1 Dec
    Barons BusBarons Bus
    from $24.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      7:00 AM
      1:40 PM
    24 Oct
    Barons BusBarons Bus
    from $24.00
  • Cincinnati
    Chicago
      6:30 PM
      12:45 AM
    25 Oct
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $27.00


Current ticket prices

You want to travel for as little money as possible? Then taking the bus is just perfect for you. But keep in mind: there can be price differences nonetheless! Ticket prices for the route Chicago - Cincinnati are currently ranging from $1.00 to $19.99. If you're flexible timewise, we recommend checking different departure times. Sometimes you can save some dollars on top by simply taking an earlier bus. Another thing to take into account is the travel time: while megabus US will get you to your destination in only 6h 30m, other companies' buses take up 6h 55m.

Bus stops in Chicago and Cincinnati

  Stations
Gilbert Ave 1005, 45202 Cincinnati (USA)
Commons Way 2815, 45219 Cincinnati (USA)

More on bus features and services

Taking the bus is not only inexpensive but it's also the greenest way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions. Bus operators have also taken giant steps to modernize their fleet. Most of the on-board features you get when taking the train or flying, can also be found on board a bus.

Buses have become the way to travel in the 21st century. Unlike most other transportation modes, if you buy a bus ticket from Chicago to Cincinnati, there’s one bus operator offering free wireless internet: megabus US. That way you'll be able to check your Facebook feed or get some work done if you're on business. When taking a bus from Cincinnati to Chicago, also check whether the bus of your choice is equipped with media centers.

Keep in mind that it’s best to compare offers: The on-board features of the different bus companies which serve routes from Chicago to Cincinnati and back can differ. We created CheckMyBus with that in mind: to help you find the right bus! The choice is yours - begin traveling smart now!

Chicago and Cincinnati: Useful Info

Chicago
2.70 Million
Cincinnati
296,943
Taxi
$4.65
$5.52
Chicago
Cincinnati
A cab ride in Chicago is 16% cheaper than in Cincinnati.
Local buses
$2.25
$1.75
Chicago
Cincinnati
A bus fare in Chicago is 23% more expensive than in Cincinnati.
Beer
$5.00
$3.25
Chicago
Cincinnati
A large beer in Chicago is 35% more expensive than in Cincinnati.
Water
$1.90
$1.59
Chicago
Cincinnati
A bottle of water in Chicago is 17% more expensive than in Cincinnati.
Meal
$10.74
$8.04
Chicago
Cincinnati
A meal in Chicago is 26% more expensive than in Cincinnati.
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