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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Peoria to Chicago. Traveling by bus from Peoria to Chicago usually takes around 8 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Burlington Trailways bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance131 mi (210 km)
Shortest duration7h 50m
Cheapest price$79.00
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Peoria to Chicago

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Tibor

December 8, 2019- Solo travel

Peoria Charter

Pros: Punctuality and outlets. Cons: Wi-Fi connection.

Pros: Punctuality and outlets. Cons: Wi-Fi connection.

How much is a bus ticket from Peoria to Chicago?

The average price for a bus ticket to Chicago is $84.53, If you are able to find a ticket cheaper than $84.53 you have found a unique deal. We recommend that you should complete your reservation promptly as prices can change quickly. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Peoria to Chicago is expected to range from $85 to $87. If you are looking to travel to Chicago within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $85. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $85 and can be found on August 10, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Peoria to Chicago by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $85 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Peoria to Chicago?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Peoria to Chicago. Burlington Trailways is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways28h 58m$86.42
  • Burlington Trailways

    Burlington Trailways

    As part of the Trailways network, Burlington Trailways offers intercity bus service across various states in the Midwest, plus stops in major cities like Chicago and Denver. Passengers love traveling on Trailways buses because of the high-end amenities onboard, including satellite TV, power outlets at every seat, and clean restrooms. Burlington Trailways is also known for the best free Wi-Fi and its helpful, friendly crew.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Peoria to Chicago 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 Peoria to Chicago?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 131 miles from Peoria to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 50 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Peoria?

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Peoria to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Chicago are there per day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Peoria to Chicago. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Peoria to Chicago; ticket prices start at $36.00.

City Information

Peoria

Peoria, IL - PIA-1

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Peoria, IL - PIA-0

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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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Peoria?

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

Most buses depart from the main station in Peoria.

All bus stations in Peoria:

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Main arrival station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

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

All bus stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

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