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New York to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$62.00
Shortest Duration14h 0m
Trips per day25
bus carriers3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Chicago
4.7
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.6
Value
3.7
Condition
4.3
Kadida
5.0
February 21, 2020Vacation
Pros
It’s was very good
Ashley
4.0
January 24, 2020Business
Cons
WiFi access
Bria
5.0
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quick and affordable
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Nope
Jonas
5.0
December 17, 2019Solo travel
Cons
No long stay in the middle of it where you have to leave the bus WiFi was not so good
Samaj
4.0
December 15, 2019Vacation
Pros
Very good trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from New York to Chicago cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from New York to Chicago were $78.08.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from New York to Chicago is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 4 days out, tickets are on average $24.28 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from New York to Chicago?

The distance between New York and Chicago is approximately 711.44 miles, or 1144.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 22 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours,

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 New York to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Chicago by bus is usually on Tuesday. 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. Thursday 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 New York to Chicago?

On average there are 25 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from New York to Chicago, with an average of 23.852 trips per day and 363.75 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from New York to Chicago. Of the 25 trips there are 3 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from New York to Chicago start at $90.00.

3 carriers offer New York to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from New York to Chicago from $62.00. There are 23.852459 trips per day offered by Greyhound from New York to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $87.60 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In New York, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Port Authority Bus Station and one other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Chicago takes 23 hours and 4 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 14 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 23.315789 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $92.35 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Avg. Time
23h 4m
Avg. Price
$87.60

Megabus

Book Megabus from New York to Chicago from $129.00. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from New York to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $129.00 for a Megabus ticket to Chicago. In New York, Megabus departs to Chicago from Port Authority Bus Station, In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St,

An average trip on Megabus from New York to Chicago takes 21 hours and 45 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 one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Avg. Time
21h 45m
Avg. Price
$129.00

Wanda Coach

Book Wanda Coach from New York to Chicago from $100.00. Typically there is one Wanda Coach schedule per day from New York to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $100.00 for a Wanda Coach ticket to Chicago. In New York, Wanda Coach departs to Chicago from 3 Allen St, In Chicago, Wanda Coach arrives at 2103 S. Archer Ave,

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 one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Avg. Time
14h 0m
Avg. Price
$100.00

Plan your next adventure

There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from these stations in New York:
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 3 Allen St
Buses arrive in Chicago at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from New York:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 2103 S. Archer Ave

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