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Galesburg - Peoria Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Galesburg to Peoria. Traveling by bus from Galesburg to Peoria usually takes around 50 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance45 mi (72 km)
Shortest duration0h 50m
Cheapest price$20.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Galesburg to Peoria?

Bus tickets for a trip from Galesburg to Peoria cost $23.00 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Galesburg to Peoria, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $22 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from Galesburg to Peoria?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Galesburg to Peoria. Burlington Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways10h 51m$23.62
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Galesburg to Peoria from $20. Typically there is one Burlington Trailways schedule per day from Galesburg to Peoria and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Peoria. In Galesburg, Burlington Trailways departs to Peoria from Amtrak Sta . In Peoria, Burlington Trailways arrives at City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St .

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Galesburg to Peoria takes 0 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Peoria in 0 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Peoria.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 50 minutes to cover the 45 miles from Galesburg to Peoria. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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.

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, 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.

There is usually only one bus per day from Galesburg to Peoria. It leaves the station in Galesburg at 12:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Galesburg to Peoria. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Galesburg to Peoria; ticket prices start at $106.00.

City Information

Galesburg

Galesburg is best known as the birthplace of writer and poet Carl Sandburg, with the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site erected in his honor. If you love the look of Carl’s boyhood cottage, you can stay in a historic home of your own – several, including the Great House of Galesburg, have been converted into charming bed-and-breakfasts across town.

Galesburg is also known for its historic involvement in the local railroad system, notably connecting Illinois’ largest (at the time) cities, Chicago and Quincy. In fact, the Galesburg Railroad Museum functions solely to preserve and share the history of the railroad industry in Galesburg and Western Illinois. The city even holds an annual festival, the Galesburg Railroad Days, complete with rides, live music, and open-air markets to celebrate the city’s railroad roots. And it’s not just literal railroads– Galesburg was originally founded by abolitionists and became a critical stop to freedom in the Underground Railroad.

Galesburg remains a major railway hub, acting as one of the stops for some of Amtrak’s most popular lines. The Carl Sandburg, Illinois Zephyr, and Southwest Chief all operate daily to connect Galesburg west to Chicago. Meanwhile, the California Zephyr reaches all the way to Los Angeles. Galesburg also has two main bus stations for Greyhound and Burlington Trailways. These carriers provide coverage to Denver, St. Louis, and Moline, which has the closest airport to Galesburg, Quad Cities Airport.

Peoria

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Located on the Illinois River, Peoria is one of the best vacation destinations in Illinois. Peoria's irresistible midwestern charm, history, and unique attractions make it a must-see city when in the area.

To learn more about what attracted the late 17th-century French settlers to the area, visit the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Planetarium. Exhibitions here vary yearly, emphasizing local history, natural history, art, and science, with many interactive exhibits for the kids to enjoy.

Take a stroll through Luthy Botanical Garden on a sunny day and enjoy the magnificent conservatory full of orchids and tropical plants. Peoria Zoo offers over 100 different animal species from all over the world. The zoo is open year-round, with many seasonal events throughout the year.

And bring your dancing shoes because Peoria also hosts a vibrant nightlife scene, from live music shows to performing arts events.

Peoria's central location makes it easy to reach. Peoria International Airport provides daily flights from several major cities. Peoria's Amtrak station offers access to various major cities, with trains arriving regularly. Jefferson Lines, Burlington Trailways, and Amtrak Thruway buses provide affordable transport in and out of the city, too.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Galesburg?

Main departure station: Amtrak Sta

Most buses depart from the main station in Galesburg.

All bus stations in Galesburg:

  • Amtrak Sta

Where does the bus arrive in Peoria?

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Main arrival station: City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

The CityLink Transit Center bus Station is a large, covered bus depot in downtown Peoria, right at the start of the Illinois River. Buses stop here en route to Urbana-Champaign and Normal, with connections across Illinois. There are indoor seats at the bus terminal, plus plenty of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. The Peoria Mariott and Staybridge Suites both have plenty of rooms if you're staying in the city.

All bus stations in Peoria:

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

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