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State College to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$77.37
Fastest time20h 20m
Trips per day6
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from State College to Chicago

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from State College 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 State College to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $94.04 was the low point for bus fares from State College to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to State College are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $94.04 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $47.02 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 21 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 512 miles (824 kilometers) from State College, PA to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 hours and 20 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Chicago. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Chicago, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave State College?

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from State College to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from State College 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 State College to Chicago; ticket prices start at $141.39.

What bus companies travel from State College to Chicago?

There is one bus company that operates from State College 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
Greyhound621h 37m$115.36

Where does the bus leave from in State College?

Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in State College, Pennsylvania. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton 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:

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

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