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Buffalo to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$58.43
Fastest time11h 5m
Trips per day11
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Buffalo to Chicago

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Buffalo to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Buffalo to Chicago were $84.46. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $36.08 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Buffalo to Chicago?

The distance between Buffalo and Chicago is approximately 452.09 miles, or 727.38 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 14 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 5 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's the best day to take the bus from Buffalo to Chicago?

If you want to avoid a crowded bus, Thursday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for buses from Buffalo to Chicago.

In contrast, the busiest bus day of the week is usually Friday. If you are planning to book travel for Friday, make sure to book your bus tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual.

Greyhound from Buffalo to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 11 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Buffalo to Chicago, with an average of 11 trips per day and 226 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Buffalo to Chicago. Of the 11 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Buffalo to Chicago starts at $96.95.

1 carriers offer Buffalo to Chicago bus trips


Book Greyhound from Buffalo to Chicago from $55.78. There are 11 Greyhound schedules from Buffalo to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $103.31 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Buffalo, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Downtown Term - 181 Ellicott St and 1 other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Buffalo to Chicago takes 14 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 11 hours and 5 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay $109.76 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

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Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Buffalo. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from:
  • Downtown Term - 181 Ellicott St
  • Buffalo Niagara Intl Airport
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 Buffalo:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave