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Journey Information

Chicago to New York coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£56.49
Shortest Duration20h 45m
Trips per day8
Coach lines1

Chicago to New York Route Map

Chicago New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Chicago to New York 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from Chicago to New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £56.49 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to New York. Coaches from New York to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £56.49 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £32.98 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 23 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 711 miles (1144 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to New York, NY. However, the fastest coach only takes 20 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to New York at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 coach 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 coaches leave Chicago?

The first coach leaves at 10:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to New York; ticket prices start at £70.62.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to New York?

There is one coach company that operates from Chicago to New York. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound823h 51m£70.99

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Chicago, Illinois has two coach stations with service to New York, New York:

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

Where does the coach arrive in New York?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in New York, New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to New York

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Chicago, IL to New York, NY
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
23 July 2019Vacation
Besides the first who was talking to everyone like we were animals the trip was alright. That dude either just got divorced and loved to bring his personal problems to work or was just an u professional AO. Sent emails to Greyhound bit of course, no answers. What did I ...More
Upgrade your buses. They were good looking back in the 70’s or 80’s. They’re not anymore. Clean your stations. Even a stable is cleaner than those. Quit serving the junk ass food that Inde again would have been great back in the 80’s. Step up your game Greyhound. You’re...More
Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
27 May 2019Business

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