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Journey Information

Newark, NJ to Chicago, IL bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$72.00
Shortest Duration20h 5m
Trips per day9
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Newark to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $72.00 was the low point for bus fares from Newark to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Newark are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $72.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $59.66 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 23 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 702 miles (1130 kilometers) from Newark, NJ to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 hours and 5 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Chicago. 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Newark?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newark, NJ to Chicago, IL; ticket prices start at $89.00.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Chicago?

There is one bus company that operates from Newark to Chicago. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound923h 45m$96.50

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Most buses depart from the main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Buses arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Price trends for buses from Newark to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45NovDec

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Newark, NJ to Chicago, IL
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Sandra
5.0
July 7, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
relaxing
Cons
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