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New York - Dover Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from New York to Dover. Traveling by bus from New York to Dover usually takes around 5 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest SprinterBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance134 mi (216 km)
Shortest duration3h 30m
Cheapest price$32.43
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Dover

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Leslie

August 24, 2021- Visiting family

SprinterBus

Clean clean and the bus driver was kind and personable-

Clean clean and the bus driver was kind and personable-

5.0

Abigail

July 3, 2021- Visiting friends

SprinterBus

Pros: This was my first trip and I must say I was very impressed, I feel I got the service I paid for. Cons: Everything was great.

Pros: This was my first trip and I must say I was very impressed, I feel I got the service I paid for. Cons: Everything was great.

5.0

Skylar

February 14, 2021- Couples trip

SprinterBus

Pros: Very quick and communicative. Good spacing between groups. Cons: Seats were somewhat small and uncomfortable. Tips: Bring plugs because there are outlets.

Pros: Very quick and communicative. Good spacing between groups. Cons: Seats were somewhat small and uncomfortable. Tips: Bring plugs because there are outlets.

5.0

Maryann

November 27, 2019- Visiting friends

SprinterBus

Pros: Bus arrived at pick-up stop early at a convenient location. Booking on line was flawless. Arrived at destination on time. Friendly staff. Cons: Can’t think of anything.

Pros: Bus arrived at pick-up stop early at a convenient location. Booking on line was flawless. Arrived at destination on time. Friendly staff. Cons: Can’t think of anything.

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

The average price for a bus ticket to Dover is $48.42, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from New York. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Dover is expected to range from C$36 to C$62. If you are looking to travel to Dover within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$36. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$36 and can be found on May 25, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Dover in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$66 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

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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 21 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$24.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Dover?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from New York to Dover that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound26h 1m$43.19
SprinterBus13h 30m$74.74
  • Greyhound

    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 2 bus trips from New York to Dover every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 1 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Dover usually start from $32.

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  • SprinterBus

    SprinterBus

    Sprinter Bus provides daily bus services between New York City, Hampton Road, and Dover Downs. Buses feature common amenities like WiFi and electrical outlets. Trips from New York to Dover take about 3 hours and 30 minutes on Sprinter Bus, and most trips depart from 201 West 37th St in New York. Sprinter Bus is known for its affordable and reliable service in impeccably-maintained buses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Dover 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 takes an average of 5 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 216 kilometers from New York to Dover. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from New York to Dover 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 2:00pm and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Dover, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Dover 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 New York to Dover; ticket prices start at $114.16.

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.

Dover

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As the capital of Delaware, Dover offers a plethora of landmarks and attractions to keep tourists engaged! Tourists interested in the city's heritage (and American history in general) should check out the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, which showcases artifacts and items of great cultural significance to the state's agricultural history. You could also visit the John Dickinson Plantation to learn more about one of the original founding fathers of the U.S. For some outdoor activities, check out the local Amish community, where you can meet locals and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Dover features an eclectic food scene with plenty of different choices for different tastes. Vincenzo's Pizzeria & Gelato is a popular spot with delicious Italian dishes and fantastic house wines to pair with them. If you are interested in beers, Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company will be a great choice!

Dover is a stop along several bus and train routes, with service offered by Amtrak, Greyhound, SprinterBus, and OurBus. Air travelers usually fly into the airport in nearby Wilmington or make plans to take a bus from the airport in either Philadelphia or Baltimore to Dover.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

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Departure 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.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 201 West 37th St

Where does the bus arrive in Dover?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Dover.

Bus stations in Dover:

  • 7-Eleven Parking Lot - 654 N Dupont Hwy

  • Dover Downs - 1131 N Dupont Hwy

Need a return trip from Dover to New York?

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