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Journey Information

There are 3 daily buses from San Jose to New York. Traveling by bus from San Jose to New York usually takes around 76 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 72 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance2549 mi (4102 km)
Shortest duration72h 25m
Cheapest price$264.57
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from San Jose to New York?

The average bus ticket price from San Jose to New York is C$292.23. That price is based on the daily average cost for all bus trips from San Jose to New York in the last 30 days. Any tickets cheaper than C$292.23 can be considered a great deal. You are very likely to find a bus ticket at this price or lower if you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$351$234$117JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of San Jose to New York bus tickets is expected to range from C$283 to C$337. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets as cheap as C$297.

As of today, the next cheapest bus trip from San Jose to New York is on July 14, 2021 and it costs C$283. Just search on Wanderu for San Jose to New York bus trips using the form above and sort the results by cheapest to see the best available deals for the date on which you plan to hit the road.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from San Jose to New York by bus so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a bus ticket is expected to be just C$272 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Jose to New York in February, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$372 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from San Jose to New York?

There is one bus company that operates from San Jose to New York. 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
Greyhound33d 4h 34m$305.13
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    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from San Jose to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 76 hours and 34 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $265.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Jose to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 76 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 2549 miles (4102 kilometers) from San Jose, CA to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 72 hours and 25 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from San Jose to New York for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to New York, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Jose?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Jose to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from San Jose to New York 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 San Jose to New York; ticket prices start at $263.34.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Jose?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in San Jose.

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Arrival stations

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

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