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Journey Information

New York to Chicago coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£56.49
Shortest Duration20h 55m
Trips per day14
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 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 New York to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £56.49 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 £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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £42.01 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 23 hours and 48 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?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach 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, 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 18:00. 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 14 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 £70.62.

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
Greyhound1423h 49m£68.88

Where does the coach leave from in New York?

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

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

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
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Price trends for coaches from New York to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

£82£55£27OctNov

Monthly average prices

£78£63£47£31£16NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

£118£94£71£47£243020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York, NY to Chicago, IL
4.7
Based on 9 ratings and reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.6
Value
3.7
Condition
4.3
Kadida
5.0
21 February 2020Vacation
Pros
It’s was very good
Ashley
4.0
24 January 2020Business
Cons
WiFi access
Bria
5.0
23 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quick and affordable
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Nope
Jonas
5.0
17 December 2019Solo travel
Cons
No long stay in the middle of it where you have to leave the bus WiFi was not so good
Samaj
4.0
15 December 2019Vacation
Pros
Very good trip.

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