Duration 10h 40m
Distance 470.8 miles
Average price $92
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average bus between Illinois and Tennessee takes 10h 40m and the fastest bus takes 8h 59m. The bus service runs several times per day from Illinois to Tennessee. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Chicago, Il
  2. Nashville
15h 28m
$67 - $97

Illinois to Tennessee bus times

Buses run five times a day between Chicago and Nashville. The service departs Chicago at 23:20 at night, which arrives into Nashville at 10:35. All services require a transfer at Harrison & Morgan and take an average of 10h 40m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Illinois to Tennessee? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct bus from Illinois to Tennessee. However, there are services departing from Loomis & Cermak and arriving at Nashville, Tn via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 28m.

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The distance between Illinois and Tennessee is 346 miles. The road distance is 470.8 miles.

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Illinois to Tennessee bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Illinois to Tennessee bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Nashville, Tn station.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Tennessee. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Illinois and Tennessee?

Megabus operates a bus from Chicago to Nashville twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 9h 30m.
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$2 - $5
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3h 10m
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60

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