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Journey Information

Chicago to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$72.00
Shortest Duration20h 45m
Trips per day13
Bus lines1

Chicago to New York Route Map

Chicago New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to New York 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 much is a bus ticket from Chicago to New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $75.00 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 $75.00 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $42.65 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 24 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 711 miles (1144 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 hours and 45 minutes. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Chicago to New York for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. 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 13 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to New York 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 to New York; ticket prices start at $90.00.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to New York?

There is one bus company that operates from Chicago to New York. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound131d 0h 13m$95.93

Book Greyhound from Chicago to New York from $72. There are 13 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Chicago to New York and you can expect on average to pay $96 for a Greyhound ticket to New York. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to New York from Dan Ryan Bus Station and 3 other stations. In New York, Greyhound arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and one other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to New York takes 24 hours and 13 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New York in 20 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 14 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to New York.

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in New York, New York:

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

Price trends for buses from Chicago to New York

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35FebMar

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20MAMJJASONDJF

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago, IL to New York, NY

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Anita

September 2, 2019 - Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

The toilet needs air freshener The toilet needs air freshener

3.0

Michael

July 23, 2019 - Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: 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... Pros: 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 expect right? Cons: 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 has been. Tips: Buckle up and enjoy the ride.More

4.0

Lyubov

July 15, 2019 - Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: It was very good professional driver! Cons: Wi Fi. Tips: Take some small pillow and throw. Pros: It was very good professional driver! Cons: Wi Fi. Tips: Take some small pillow and throw.

5.0

George

May 27, 2019 - Business

Greyhound

Pros: Ok. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No. Pros: Ok. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

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