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New York to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$97.59
Fastest time14h 0m
Trips per day12
Bus lines3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Chicago
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 21, 2020Vacation
It’s was very good
January 24, 2020Business
WiFi access
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Quick and affordable
December 17, 2019Solo travel
No long stay in the middle of it where you have to leave the bus WiFi was not so good
December 15, 2019Vacation
Very good trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $112.73 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $112.73 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 $59.07 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 22 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 1144 kilometers (711 miles) from New York to Chicago. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from New York to Chicago for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 3:00pm and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Chicago 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 New York to Chicago; ticket prices start at $121.99.

What bus companies travel from New York to Chicago?

There are 3 bus lines from New York to Chicago. With 11 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1123h 34m$140.05
Megabus121h 45m$174.85
Wanda Coach114h 0m$135.54

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 6 most popular bus stations:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Buses arrive in Chicago at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:

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

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