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Portsmouth - New York Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Portsmouth to New York. Traveling by bus from Portsmouth to New York usually takes around 6 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest C&J bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance233 mi (375 km)
Shortest duration5h 35m
Cheapest price$34.75
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Portsmouth to New York

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Christina

September 7, 2023- Business

C&J

Pros: Great seats and snacks!! Cons: It was wonderful!!

4.0

Gabriella

October 23, 2022- Solo travel

C&J

Pros: I enjoyed how I had my own seat and had a lot of room. Cons: It was misleading because we got there over 45 minutes late, which almost made me late to my second Peter Pan shuttle back to Philadelphia. Tips: Expect delays.

5.0

Christopher

May 27, 2019- Visiting family

C&J

The C&J bus to and from NYC is very spacious and comfortable. There are only total three seats per row so it is not cramped at all. The seats recline and are very comfortable. There are also snacks, drinks, coffee, and newspapers at the back of the bus which are all complementary.

How much is a bus ticket from Portsmouth to New York?

$72.61 is the average price of a bus ticket from Portsmouth to New York. Any tickets cheaper than $72.61 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$102$68$34MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Portsmouth to New York is expected to be between $63 and $102. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is May 22, 2024, when tickets are available for May 22, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $63.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $74 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Portsmouth to New York in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $119 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$136$109$82$55$273020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$22.14 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Portsmouth to New York?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Portsmouth to New York that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
C&J25h 43m$121.38
Greyhound37h 12m$60.42
  • C&J is a family-run bus carrier that provides first-class travel across the Northeast, with stops in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. With free WiFi, extra legroom, and clean restrooms, C&J earned the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for Best Quality Vehicles in 2022. In addition, their green-certified fleet of coaches is among the most efficient in the region and emits the least amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per traveler compared to any other kind of transportation vehicle.

  • 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 Portsmouth to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 12 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $31.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 375 kilometers from Portsmouth to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in New York. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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."

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Portsmouth to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Portsmouth to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Portsmouth, NH to New York, NY; ticket prices start at $81.83.

City Information

Portsmouth

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Once a bustling seaport and now a popular summer holiday destination, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is well worth visiting. Just an hour and a half north of Boston, Portsmouth offers an exciting mix of unique history and contemporary experience.

Discover Portsmouth's history at the Strawbery Banke Museum and enjoy 10 acres worth of outdoor exhibits, consisting of tours of historic houses and buildings on their original foundations. Costumed actors will regale you with stories about each location.

For those interested in naval history, Portsmouth offers tours of the USS Albacore, a retired U.S. Navy submarine, as well as a gift shop for all your souvenir needs. Portsmouth is also home to hundreds of restaurants and cafes where you can taste local delicacies or world cuisine to refuel after a day of exploring.

Portsmouth is easily accessible by air, rail, road, and bus. Portsmouth International Airport offers several direct flights from various airports, while Boston's Logan Airport is only an hour south of the town. Amtrak's Downeaster travels to Portsmouth, with a gorgeous route during leaf-peeping season. C&J Bus Lines provide regular stops from Logan Airport and other cities.

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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Portsmouth?

Main departure station: Portsmouth Bus Stop

The Greyhound bus stop on Hanover street is surrounded by a ton of restaurants and cafes, and, right across the street, is the Juicery and Soupery for all of your juice and soup needs. The stop itself has outdoor, covered seating, and there's a parking garage close by if you bring your car. There's a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn Suites, and The Inn Downtown just a block or two away if you want easy accommodations near the bus stop.

All bus stations in Portsmouth:

  • Portsmouth Bus Stop

  • Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

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.

Bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

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