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Newark, NJ to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$62.00
Shortest Duration16h 55m
Trips per day4
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How much does a bus ticket from Newark, NJ to Chicago cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Newark to Chicago were $62.00.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Newark to Chicago is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Newark, NJ to Chicago?

The distance between Newark and Chicago is approximately 702.57 miles, or 1130.40 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 20 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 55 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Newark to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Newark, NJ to Chicago by bus is usually on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Tuesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Chicago?

On average there are 4 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Newark, NJ to Chicago, with an average of 4 trips per day and 17 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Newark to Chicago. Of the 4 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Newark, NJ to Chicago start at $89.00.

1 carriers offer Newark, NJ to Chicago bus trips


Book Greyhound from Newark to Chicago from $62.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Newark to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $67.15 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Newark, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Penn Station, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Newark to Chicago takes 20 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 16 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $84.78 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

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Buses to Chicago depart from one main station in Newark:
  • Penn Station
Buses arrive in Chicago at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Newark:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station