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New York, NY to Chicago, IL by bus

The journey from New York, NY to Chicago, IL by bus is 1,147.12 km and takes 30 hrs 35 mins. There are 26 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:00 am and the last at 11:30 pm. It is possible to travel from New York, NY to Chicago, IL by bus for as little as $142.13 or as much as $509.41. The best price for this journey is $142.13.

Lowest Price$142.13
Journey Duration30 hrs 35 mins
Connection per Day26
Lowest Price$142.13
Highest Price$509.41
First Departure1:00 am
Last Departure11:30 pm
Distance1,147.12 km
DepartureNew York, NY
ArrivalChicago, IL
CarriersNew York Trailways, Greyhound

New York, NY to Chicago, IL Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

Your journey from New York, NY to Chicago, IL with Virail

Planning to travel from New York, NY to Chicago, IL? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from New York, NY to Chicago, IL?

When you're traveling from New York, NY to Chicago, IL, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $184.55. You might be able to find prices as low as $142.13, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $184.55 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from New York, NY to Chicago, IL.

How long does the journey from New York, NY to Chicago, IL take by bus?

With a distance of 1,147.12 km between New York, NY and Chicago, IL, it will usually take 30 hrs 35 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 30 hrs 35 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between New York, NY and Chicago, IL runs for about 1,147.12 km and usually takes approximately 30 hrs 35 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 20 hrs 20 mins. If you are trying to get from New York, NY to Chicago, IL as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many daily journeys are there from New York, NY to Chicago, IL?

The route from New York, NY to Chicago, IL is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from New York, NY 26 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from New York, NY to Chicago, IL, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 26 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from New York, NY to Chicago, IL. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from New York, NY to Chicago, IL.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from New York, NY to Chicago, IL, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from New York, NY to Chicago, IL.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $106.41 to $248.53 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 57% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from New York, NY to Chicago, IL

The cheapest New York, NY - Chicago, IL bus tickets can be found for as low as $132.07 if you’re lucky, or $172.68 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $220.40.

Find the best day to travel to Chicago, IL by bus

When travelling to Chicago, IL by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Services on board New York Trailways, Greyhound and FlixBus from New York, NY to Chicago, IL
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New York, NY to Chicago, IL CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
80.3kg
Bus
86.03kg
Flight
229.42kg
Car
183.54kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from New York, NY to Chicago, IL?
A bus ticket from New York, NY to Chicago, IL is $184.55. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $142.13.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from New York, NY to Chicago, IL?
The cheapest ticket you can get from New York, NY to Chicago, IL is $142.13. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between New York, NY and Chicago, IL by bus?
New York, NY to Chicago, IL is 1,147.12 km.
How long does the bus between New York, NY and Chicago, IL take?
New York, NY to Chicago, IL is on average 30 hrs 35 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 20 hrs 20 mins.
Which companies operate from New York, NY to Chicago, IL?
The bus journey from New York, NY to Chicago, IL is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: New York Trailways, Greyhound and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from New York, NY to Chicago, IL?
New York, NY to Chicago, IL has 26 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from New York, NY to Chicago, IL leave?
The earliest bus from New York, NY to Chicago, IL departs at 1:00 am. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from New York, NY to Chicago, IL depart?
The latest bus from New York, NY to Chicago, IL departs at 11:30 pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from New York, NY to Chicago, IL in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $142.13 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from New York, NY to Chicago, IL?
There are 5 station(s) that you can depart from New York, NY to go to Chicago, IL. You can go from New York Port Authority Bus Station, Newark Airport Amtrak, John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Penn Station and you can arrive at Chicago/Rockford International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport and Union Station.
What's the fastest journey time between New York, NY to Chicago, IL by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between New York, NY and Chicago, IL is 20 hrs 20 mins.
Is there a direct bus from New York, NY to Chicago, IL?
Yes, there is a direct bus between New York, NY and Chicago, IL.
What are the CO2 emissions for New York, NY to Chicago, IL by bus?
The bus journey from New York, NY to Chicago, IL creates 86.03kg of CO2 emissions.

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