Bus from Chicago to Los Angeles

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Compare all timetables for the bus from Chicago to Los Angeles

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Chicago to Los Angeles from various bus operators like FlixBus or Greyhound US for the next days.
today
tomorrow
from $143
Sunday
from $139
Monday
Tuesday
from $121
Wednesday
Thursday
from $134

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    44h 40m
    6:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:30 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $143
  • FlixBus
    44h 25m
    7:05 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:30 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $143
  • FlixBus
    44h 25m
    6:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:15 PM
    Los Angeles
    Grand Park
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $146
  • FlixBus
    47h 54m
    6:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:44 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $146
  • FlixBus
    44h 10m
    7:05 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:15 PM
    Los Angeles
    Grand Park
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $146

Cheapest bus trips Sunday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    44h 25m
    6:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:15 PM
    Los Angeles
    Grand Park
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $139
  • FlixBus
    44h 10m
    7:05 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:15 PM
    Los Angeles
    Grand Park
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $139
  • FlixBus
    64h 40m
    10:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:30 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $143
  • FlixBus
    47h 54m
    6:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:44 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $148
  • FlixBus
    47h 39m
    7:05 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:44 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $148

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    44h 25m
    6:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:15 PM
    Los Angeles
    Grand Park
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $121
  • FlixBus
    44h 10m
    7:05 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:15 PM
    Los Angeles
    Grand Park
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $121
  • FlixBus
    47h 50m
    10:20 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    10:10 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $125
  • FlixBus
    47h 40m
    10:30 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    10:10 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $125
  • FlixBus
    64h 40m
    10:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:30 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $125

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Greyhound US
    44h 25m
    6:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:15 PM
    Los Angeles
    Grand Park
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $134
  • Greyhound US
    44h 40m
    6:50 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:30 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $134
  • Greyhound US
    44h 10m
    7:05 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:15 PM
    Los Angeles
    Grand Park
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $134
  • Greyhound US
    44h 25m
    7:05 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:30 PM
    Los Angeles
    Union Station
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $134
  • Greyhound US
    63h 5m
    6:00 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    9:05 PM
    Los Angeles
    University of California (curbside)
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $138

Frequency of bus connections between Chicago and Los Angeles

See here how frequent the connections between Chicago and Los Angeles are, during different times and days of the week.
Tuesday is the busiest day, with more than 21 daily buses from Chicago to Los Angeles. Sunday has instead the fewest connections, with only 19 daily coaches between Chicago and Los Angeles.
The busiest time of the day is the Evening, with 74 buses from Chicago to Los Angeles, while Morning sees the fewest connections between Chicago and Los Angeles, with 6 offers.

Facts about the bus from Chicago to Los Angeles

Compare all providers like FlixBus and Greyhound US that travel 20 times every day by bus from Chicago to Los Angeles in one click! Book your bus ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles starting from $121!

Cheapest Bus $121
Fastest Bus 44h 10m
Earliest Bus 6:00 AM
Latest Bus 10:50 PM
Daily Bus Routes 20 Ø
Distance 1,741.7 miles
Bus Companies FlixBus and Greyhound US

Cheapest bus connections from Chicago to Los Angeles

Every day, 20 buses from 2 bus companies leave Chicago for Los Angeles: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 05/24/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 05/19
Monday 05/20
Tuesday 05/21
Wednesday 05/22
Thursday 05/23
Friday 05/24
Saturday 05/25
$143
Sunday 05/26
$139
Monday 05/27
Tuesday 05/28
$121
Wednesday 05/29
Thursday 05/30
$134
Friday 05/31
Saturday 06/01
$169
Sunday 06/02
Monday 06/03
Tuesday 06/04
Wednesday 06/05
Thursday 06/06
Friday 06/07
Saturday 06/08
Sunday 06/09
Monday 06/10
Tuesday 06/11
Wednesday 06/12
Thursday 06/13
Friday 06/14
Saturday 06/15

The cheapest time to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $121, Tuesday is the cheapest day for a bus from Chicago to Los Angeles. Saturday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $143.
Evening is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles, with $121. Morning is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $131.

How to save money travelling from Chicago to Los Angeles

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Chicago to Los Angeles in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Chicago to Los Angeles, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later buses from Chicago to Los Angeles are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Chicago to Los Angeles

These are the most booked bus companies between Chicago to Los Angeles from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Chicago and Los Angeles

In the map below, you can see where to find all bus stations in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Chicago to Los Angeles

Want to know which seat classes are available on the buses from Chicago to Los Angeles? Or which bus companies serve the route Chicago to Los Angeles? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Chicago to Los Angeles bus

How much does a Chicago Los Angeles bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $121 and takes 20h 25m to reach Los Angeles. Compare offers to save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Chicago to Los Angeles?

This route is offered by 2 companies with a range of ticket prices between $121 and $228. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Los Angeles.

On average, how many connections are available from Chicago to Los Angeles each day?

Every day, the Chicago to Los Angeles bus route is served by approximately 20 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from Chicago to Los Angeles take?

The fastest bus from Chicago to Los Angeles is offered by FlixBus and takes 44h 10m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $146. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Chicago to Los Angeles?

The earliest bus arriving in Los Angeles from Chicago starts at 6:00 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Chicago to Los Angeles?

The latest bus trip departing from Chicago for Los Angeles starts at 10:50 PM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the Chicago Los Angeles route?

When traveling by bus from Chicago to Los Angeles, passengers can travel with FlixBus and Greyhound US. With our search, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Los Angeles?

You can check all the direct connections between Chicago and Los Angeles by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: FlixBus and Greyhound US.

What can I take with me on the Chicago to Los Angeles bus route?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the Chicago Los Angeles bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a bus that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Chicago Los Angeles bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make traveling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Chicago to Los Angeles on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Chicago to Los Angeles

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

More bus routes from Chicago and Los Angeles

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Chicago and from Los Angeles. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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