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Boston to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$121.00
Fastest time23h 0m
Trips per day9
bus carriers1
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How to book cheap Boston to Chicago bus tickets?

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 US$126.00. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average US$31.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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 at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday 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 9 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Boston to Chicago, with an average of 9 trips per day and 168 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Boston to Chicago. Of the 9 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 US$92.00.

1 carriers offer Boston to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Boston to Chicago from US$100.00. There are 9 Greyhound schedules from Boston to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay US$140.25 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 Dan Ryan Bus Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to Chicago takes 25 hours and 49 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 23 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 9 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$147.80 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
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Avg. Time
1h 49m
Avg. Price
US$140.25

Plan your next adventure:

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.
  • South Station Bus Terminal
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are travelling with. Dan Ryan Bus Station, Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Boston.
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St