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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Normal to Peoria. Traveling by bus from Normal to Peoria usually takes around 48 minutes, but the fastest Burlington Trailways bus can make the trip in 45 minutes.

Distance34 mi (54 km)
Shortest duration0h 45m
Cheapest price$18.50
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




September 1, 2019 - Visiting family

Peoria Charter

Quick trip from uptown Amtrak station to Peoria convenient saves my mom a long drive to pick me up will do it again

Quick trip from uptown Amtrak station to Peoria convenient saves my mom a long drive to pick me up will do it again

Price trends for buses from Normal to Peoria

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Monthly average prices


What bus companies travel from Normal to Peoria?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Normal, Illinois to Peoria, Illinois. However, each company only runs one bus per day. We've compiled their average prices and journey times for easy comparison:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway11h 17m$20.00
Burlington Trailways10h 45m$18.50
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Normal to Peoria start at $20. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Normal 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 usually takes around 48 minutes to cover the 34 miles (54 kilometers) from Normal, IL to Peoria, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 45 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly.

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 Normal?

There is usually only one bus per day from Normal to Peoria. It leaves the station in Normal at 4:00pm 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 Normal 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 Normal to Peoria; ticket prices start at $35.00.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Normal?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Normal.

Where does the bus arrive in Peoria?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Peoria.

Bus stations in Peoria:

  • Bradley University Student Ctr - 915 Elmwood Ave

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