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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Chicago to New York. Traveling by bus from Chicago to New York usually takes around 20 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 20 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance711 mi (1144 km)
Shortest duration20h 20m
Cheapest price$99.00
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago to New York

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.1

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.

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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.

Chicago to New York Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to New York?

$99.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from Chicago to New York. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Chicago to New York is expected to range from $102 to $123. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $112. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $102 and can be found on June 2, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $88 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chicago to New York in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $96 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $61.77 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to New York?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Chicago to New York. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound320h 53m$118.49
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 3 bus trips from Chicago to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 20 hours and 53 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $99.

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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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Chicago to New York?

The bus takes an average of 20 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 711 miles from Chicago to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 hours and 20 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.

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 New York. 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, 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 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to New York are there per day?

There are 3 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.

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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Main departure station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Most buses depart from the main station in Chicago.

All bus stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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