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Journey Information

Boston to Chicago coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£91.80
Shortest Duration28h 10m
Trips per day7
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Boston 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 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 Boston to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £91.80 was the low point for coach fares from Boston to Chicago. Coaches from Chicago to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £91.80 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £97.68 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 30 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 849 miles (1366 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest coach only takes 28 hours and 10 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?

Because many passengers travel from Boston to Chicago at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Boston?

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all coaches from Boston to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston 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 coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Chicago; ticket prices start at £74.54.

What coach companies travel from Boston to Chicago?

There is one coach company that operates from Boston to Chicago. 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
Greyhound71d 6h 26m£142.02

Where does the coach leave from in Boston?

Coaches to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Boston, Massachusetts. These are the 4 most popular coach stations:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the coach arrive in Chicago?

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

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

Price trends for coaches from Boston to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

£165£110£55OctOct

Monthly average prices

£137£110£82£55£27NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

£196£157£118£78£393020100

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