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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Chicago to Newark. Traveling by bus from Chicago to Newark usually takes around 23 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 18 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance702 mi (1130 km)
Shortest duration18h 35m
Cheapest price$46.46
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Chicago to Newark

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Ciara

June 29, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The bus drivers was very nice and patient they made sure all ppl with kids and older ppl were comfortable first and reboarders as well the bus was quiet he drove very safe and arrived early at all his point stops he was very nice he wasn't being mean like most drivers he repeated hisself alot so everybody heard him loud and clear. Cons: The lay overs and the sits need too recline some where broken and it need too be more spacious for kids. Tips: No besides cursing on the bus while kids are own.

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Newark?

Bus tickets for a trip from Chicago to Newark cost $81.33 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Chicago to Newark in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $89 to $152. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 3, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Newark this week, bus tickets are available starting at $91.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Chicago to Newark, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $110. However, taking the bus from Chicago to Newark during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $173. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $166.45 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Newark?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Chicago to Newark that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 10 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US322h 42m$125.27
Greyhound1023h 44m$133.43
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Chicago to Newark, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 10 bus trips from Chicago to Newark every day, with the average journey taking around 23 hours and 44 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Newark usually start from $50.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 23 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 702 miles from Chicago to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 18 hours and 35 minutes. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Newark at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago, IL to Newark, NJ; ticket prices start at $91.00.

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 and a top destination in Illinois.

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.

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-1

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

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Main departure station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Buses to Newark leave from 3 stations in Chicago.

All bus stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

  • Chicago Train Station Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

Main arrival station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

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

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

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