Search Boston to Chicago bus tickets



Boston to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$114.21
Fastest time22h 45m
Trips per day12
bus carriers1
Lowest prices
We partner with 100s of bus, train & ferry operators to find you the best fares.
No wanderu fees
We simply offer you the lowest prices directly from the carrier.
Best travel options
We offer the safest & most reliable options on millions of routes.

How to book cheap bus tickets from Boston to Chicago

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Boston to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Boston to Chicago were $144.09. By booking 8 days out, tickets are on average $102.66 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Boston to Chicago?

The distance between Boston and Chicago is approximately 849.05 miles, or 1366.07 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 25 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 22 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Boston to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to Chicago by bus is on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Sunday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from Boston to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 12 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Boston to Chicago, with an average of 12 trips per day and 230 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Boston to Chicago. Of the 12 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Boston to Chicago starts at $122.18.

1 carriers offer Boston to Chicago bus trips


Book Greyhound from Boston to Chicago from $114.21. There are 12 Greyhound schedules from Boston to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $205.40 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Boston, Greyhound departs to Chicago from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to Chicago takes 25 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 22 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay $242.74 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 1h 39m
Avg. Price
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Boston. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from:
  • South Station Bus Terminal
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Boston:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave