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Newark to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€56.36
Shortest Duration16h 55m
Trips per day11
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How much does a bus ticket from Newark to Chicago cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Newark to Chicago were €61.12.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Newark to Chicago is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 18 days out, tickets are on average €12.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Newark to Chicago?

The distance between Newark and Chicago is approximately 702.57 miles, or 1130.40 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 21 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 55 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What's the best day to take the bus from Newark to Chicago?

If you want to avoid a crowded bus, Saturday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for buses from Newark to Chicago.

In contrast, the busiest bus day of the week is usually Wednesday. If you are planning to book travel for Wednesday, make sure to book your bus tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual.

Which bus should you take from Newark to Chicago?

Typically there are 11 scheduled buses per day. One bus company currently travels from Newark to Chicago.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Newark to Chicago, with an average of 11 trips per day and 227 monthly trips.

Of the 11 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Newark to Chicago starts at €79.09.

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Book Greyhound from Newark to Chicago from €56.36. There are 11 Greyhound schedules from Newark to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay €62.56 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Newark, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Penn Station and no other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Newark to Chicago takes 21 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 16 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay €67.27 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

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Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Newark. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from:
  • Penn Station
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Newark:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave