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Journey Information

Chicago to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$94.90
Fastest time14h 0m
Trips per day8
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to New York 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 New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $98.13 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to New York. Buses from New York to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $98.13 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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $39.85 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 24 hours and 6 minutes to cover the 711 miles (1144 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 14 hours, 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to New York; ticket prices start at $118.63.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to New York?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Chicago, Illinois to New York, New York. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound81d 0h 35m$110.56
Wanda Coach114h 0m$131.81

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • 2103 S. Archer Ave

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Buses arrive in New York at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York, New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 3 Allen St

Price trends for buses from Chicago to New York

Average prices by travel date

$119$79$40SepOct

Monthly average prices

$132$105$79$53$26ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$165$132$99$66$333020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago, IL to New York, NY
4.0
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
3.5
Value
2.5
Condition
4.3
Michael
3.0
July 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
Besides the first who was talking to everyone like we were animals the trip was alright. That dude either just got divorced and loved to bring his personal problems to work or was just an u professional AO. Sent emails to Greyhound bit of course, no answers. What did I ...More
Cons
Upgrade your buses. They were good looking back in the 70’s or 80’s. They’re not anymore. Clean your stations. Even a stable is cleaner than those. Quit serving the junk ass food that Inde again would have been great back in the 80’s. Step up your game Greyhound. You’re...More
Tips
Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
George
5.0
May 27, 2019Business
Pros
Ok
Cons
Nothing
Tips
No

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Wanda Coach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Anita
4.0
September 2, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
The toilet needs air freshener
Lyubov
4.0
July 15, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was very good professional driver!
Cons
Wi Fi
Tips
Take some small pillow and throw.

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