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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Chicago to Peoria. Traveling by bus from Chicago to Peoria usually takes around 7 hours and 30 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance131 mi (210 km)
Shortest duration7h 30m
Cheapest price$85.75
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago, IL to Peoria, IL

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Tibor

January 18, 2020 - Regular commuter

Peoria Charter

Pros: Punctuality and Wi-Fi. Cons: Price. Tips: A ceiling window kept opening and it was creating a lot of noise, so we had to stop two times for a driver to fix it.

Pros: Punctuality and Wi-Fi. Cons: Price. Tips: A ceiling window kept opening and it was creating a lot of noise, so we had to stop two times for a driver to fix it.

4.0

Alexandra

August 21, 2019 - Solo travel

Peoria Charter

Pros: It was on time and pretty comfortable! Cons: My flight was delayed, which caused me to have to change my bus ticket to a later time. There was a $10 ticket transfer fee, even though it was the same ticket price and destination, which was a bit disappointing. $10 ...

Pros: It was on time and pretty comfortable! Cons: My flight was delayed, which caused me to have to change my bus ticket to a later time. There was a $10 ticket transfer fee, even though it was the same ticket price and destination, which was a bit disappointing. $10 is not a ton of money, but was a little frustrating given the time change was out of my hands due to the flight delay.

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Price trends for buses from Chicago to Peoria

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Chicago to Peoria?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Chicago to Peoria. Burlington Trailways is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways17h 30m$85.75

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Peoria during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 131 miles from Chicago to Peoria. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Peoria. 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, 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?

There is usually only one bus per day from Chicago to Peoria. It leaves the station in Chicago at 6:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Chicago to Peoria. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Peoria; ticket prices start at $33.00.

City Information

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago.

Where does the bus arrive in Peoria?

Arrival stations

All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Peoria.

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