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Journey Information

New York to Chicago coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£52.43
Shortest duration20h 55m
Trips per day7
Coach lines1

New York to Chicago Route Map

New York Chicago

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from New York to Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £58.54 was the low point for coach fares from New York to Chicago. Coaches from Chicago to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £58.54 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 £43.07 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 22 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 711 miles (1144 kilometers) from New York, NY to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest coach only takes 20 hours and 55 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 New York?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all coaches from New York 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 New York 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 New York to Chicago; ticket prices start at £65.54.

What coach companies travel from New York to Chicago?

There is one coach company that operates from New York 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
Greyhound722h 59m£70.51

Book Greyhound from New York to Chicago from £52. There are 7 Greyhound schedules from New York to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay £71 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In New York, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Chicago takes 22 hours and 59 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 20 hours and 55 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay £74 for a weekend getaway to Chicago.

Price trends for coaches from New York to Chicago

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Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York, NY to Chicago, IL

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)




21 February 2020 - Vacation


It’s was very good It’s was very good



24 January 2020 - Business


WiFi accessWiFi access



23 December 2019 - Visiting family


Pros: Quick and affordable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Nope. Pros: Quick and affordable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Nope.



17 December 2019 - Solo travel


No long stay in the middle of it where you have to leave the bus WiFi was not so goodNo long stay in the middle of it where you have to leave the bus WiFi was not so good



15 December 2019 - Vacation


Very good trip.Very good trip.

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