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Journey Information

Chicago to Peoria bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.04
Fastest time11h 35m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Peoria right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Peoria?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $29.00 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Peoria. Buses from Peoria to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $29.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 21 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $46.57 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 13 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 131 miles (210 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Peoria, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Chicago to Peoria at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Peoria, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 9:00pm and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Peoria, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Peoria every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Peoria; ticket prices start at $43.50.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Peoria?

There is one bus company that operates from Chicago to Peoria. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound313h 55m$52.46

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Peoria?

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Peoria, Illinois:

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

Price trends for buses from Chicago to Peoria

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago, IL to Peoria, IL
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Users that traveled with Peoria Charter report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 18, 2020Regular commuter
Punctuality and Wi-Fi
A ceiling window kept opening and it was creating a lot of noise, so we had to stop two times for a driver to fix it.
August 21, 2019Solo travel
It was on time and pretty comfortable!
My flight was delayed, which caused me to have to change my bus ticket to a later time. There was a $10 ticket transfer fee, even though it was the same ticket price and destination, which was a bit disappointing. $10 is not a ton of money, but was a little frustrating ...More

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