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Journey Information

Chicago to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€63.91
Shortest Duration14h 0m
Trips per day9
Bus lines3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to New York
Based on 6 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

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Wanda Coach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
2 September 2019Visiting friends
The toilet needs air freshener
15 July 2019Visiting friends
It was very good professional driver!
Wi Fi
Take some small pillow and throw.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus 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 bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Chicago to New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €71.10 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to New York. Buses from New York to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €71.10 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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €41.46 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 23 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 1144 kilometers (711 miles) from Chicago to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 14 hours, 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to New York; ticket prices start at €79.89.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Chicago to New York. With 9 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound91d 0h 22m€82.49
Megabus116h 15m€114.51
Wanda Coach114h 0m€88.77

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • 2103 S. Archer Ave
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Buses arrive in New York at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York, New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 3 Allen St

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