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Journey Information

Buffalo to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$69.44
Fastest time13h 25m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Buffalo to Chicago 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 Buffalo to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $77.12 was the low point for bus fares from Buffalo to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Buffalo are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $77.12 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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 15 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 452 miles (727 kilometers) from Buffalo, NY to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 25 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 Buffalo to Chicago 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Buffalo?

The first bus leaves at 11:00pm and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Buffalo to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Buffalo to Chicago 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 Buffalo to Chicago; ticket prices start at $97.49.

What bus companies travel from Buffalo to Chicago?

There is one bus company that operates from Buffalo to Chicago. 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
Greyhound315h 59m$121.20

Where does the bus leave from in Buffalo?

Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Buffalo, New York. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Downtown Term - 181 Ellicott St

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Buses arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:

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

Price trends for buses from Buffalo to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40AugSep

Monthly average prices

$134$107$80$53$27NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$167$134$100$67$333020100

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