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Journey Information

There are 2 daily buses from Peoria to Chicago. Traveling by bus from Peoria to Chicago usually takes around 9 hours and 5 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, IL to Chicago, IL

(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 bus ticket price from Peoria to Chicago is $83.71. That price is based on the daily average cost for all bus trips from Peoria to Chicago in the last 30 days. Any tickets cheaper than $83.71 can be considered a great deal. You are very likely to find a bus ticket at this price or lower if you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of Peoria to Chicago bus tickets is expected to range from $82 to $89. If you are looking to travel to Chicago within the next week, you can find bus tickets as cheap as $82.

As of today, the next cheapest bus trip from Peoria to Chicago is on June 15, 2021 and it costs $82. Just search on Wanderu for Peoria to Chicago bus trips using the form above and sort the results by cheapest to see the best available deals for the date on which you plan to hit the road.

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Peoria to Chicago by bus so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a bus ticket is expected to be just $38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Peoria to Chicago in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $86 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Peoria to Chicago?

There is one bus company that operates from Peoria to Chicago. Burlington Trailways is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways29h 5m$86.36

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.

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 9 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 131 miles (210 kilometers) from Peoria, IL to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 50 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 Peoria to Chicago 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 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 buses are there each 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 $31.00.

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.

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?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Peoria.

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Arrival stations

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

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