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traveling from New York to Chicago by bus

Cheapest price$44.00
Shortest Duration14h 0m
Trips per day11
bus carriers3
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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from New York to Chicago?

The best way to get the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from New York to Chicago were $66.71. By booking 0 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from New York to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Chicago by bus is at 10:00 PM on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 4:00 PM on Thursday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily bus trips are there from New York to Chicago?

On average there are 11 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from New York to Chicago, with an average of 11 trips per day and 218 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from New York to Chicago. Of the 11 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train options from New York start at $76.00.

bus lines that run from New York to Chicago

Wanda Coach

Wanda Coach operates, on average, 1 bus schedule(s) from New York to Chicago. The average Wanda Coach ticket to Chicago costs $100.00. In New York, Wanda Coach departs from 3 Allen St and no other station. In Chicago, Wanda Coach arrives at 2103 S. Archer Ave and no other station.

An average trip on Wanda Coach from New York to Chicago takes 14 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $100.00 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Wanda Coach
Wanda Coach
Air conditioning
Restroom
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
14h 0m
Avg. Price
$100.00

Megabus

Megabus operates, on average, 1 bus schedule(s) from New York to Chicago. The average Megabus ticket to Chicago costs $129.00. In New York, Megabus departs from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from New York to Chicago takes 21 hours and 57 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Chicago in 14 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $129.00 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Megabus
Megabus
Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
21h 57m
Avg. Price
$129.00

Greyhound

Greyhound operates, on average, 11 bus schedule(s) from New York to Chicago. The average Greyhound ticket to Chicago costs $68.90. Cheap Greyhound tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $44.00. In New York, Greyhound departs from Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Chicago takes 21 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 14 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay $74.43 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Greyhound
Greyhound
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
21h 38m
Avg. Price
$68.90

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from New York. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from Port Authority Bus Station, GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway, 3 Allen St.
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 3 Allen St
Bus trips arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station, W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St, 2103 S. Archer Ave are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from New York.
  • Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 2103 S. Archer Ave