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Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by bus

The journey from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by bus is 850.78 mi and takes 31 hr 52 min. There are 23 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:55 AM and the last at 11:25 PM. It is possible to travel from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by bus for as little as $108.07 or as much as $176.27. The best price for this journey is $108.07.

Lowest Price$108.07
Journey Duration31 hr 52 min
Connection per Day23
Lowest Price$108.07
Highest Price$176.27
First Departure12:55 AM
Last Departure11:25 PM
Distance850.78 mi
DepartureBoston, MA
ArrivalChicago, IL
CarriersFlixBus, Greyhound

Boston, MA to Chicago, IL Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, Jul 18, 2024

Traveling from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by bus?

On average, a bus ticket from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL will cost you $140.56. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $108.07. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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The prices for bus tickets from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $140.56. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long does it take to get from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by bus?

With a distance of 850.78 mi between Boston, MA and Chicago, IL, it will usually take 31 hr 52 min 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 31 hr 52 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Boston, MA and Chicago, IL will complete the journey in 27 hr 35 min.On average, it will take you about 31 hr 52 min to travel the 850.78 mi between Boston, MA and Chicago, IL.

How many journeys from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL take place each day?

The route from Boston, MA 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 Boston, MA 23 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Boston, MA 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 23 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 Boston, MA to Chicago, IL. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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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 $112.58 to $245.09 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 54% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL

The cheapest Boston, MA - Chicago, IL bus tickets can be found for as low as $93.15 if you’re lucky, or $155.17 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $217.64.

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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FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

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 FlixBus and Greyhound from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL
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Boston, MA to Chicago, IL CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
95.84kg
Bus
102.69kg
Flight
273.84kg
Car
219.07kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL?
A bus ticket from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL is $140.56. 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 $108.07.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL is $108.07. 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 Boston, MA and Chicago, IL by bus?
Boston, MA to Chicago, IL is 850.78 mi.
How long does the bus between Boston, MA and Chicago, IL take?
Boston, MA to Chicago, IL is on average 31 hr 52 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 27 hr 35 min.
Which companies operate from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL?
The bus journey from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, Greyhound and Greyhound Lines, Inc..
How many bus connections per day go from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL?
Boston, MA to Chicago, IL has 23 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL leave?
The earliest bus from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL departs at 12:55 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 Boston, MA to Chicago, IL depart?
The latest bus from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL departs at 11:25 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 Boston, MA 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 $108.07 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Boston, MA and Chicago, IL is 27 hr 35 min.
Is there a direct bus from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Boston, MA and Chicago, IL.
What are the CO2 emissions for Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by bus?
The bus journey from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL creates 102.69kg of CO2 emissions.

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