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Journey Information

There are 31 intercity buses per day from New York to Atlanta. Traveling by bus from New York to Atlanta usually takes around 21 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 17 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance746 mi (1200 km)
Shortest duration17h 10m
Cheapest price$71.56
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Atlanta

(Based on 79 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Tamaniki

January 6, 2024- Regular commuter

FlixBus US

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.

4.0

Winter L.

October 20, 2023- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: Fast. Cons: Stops . We road 8 straight hrs before stopping . No drinks nor food . Like to use a clean restroom. Bus restroom is horrible, no water to wash hands etc. Tips: Bring your food and drinks . You may not have a stop for 8 hours.

2.0

Willie

May 17, 2023- Business

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Very Friendly and helpful bus driver/ staff!! He answered all my questions Adjustable seating was a good option to have! The bus route had well-planned rest stops with facilities such as restaurants or convenience stores. This was great! The bus had sufficient air conditioning ensuring a comfortable temperature throughout the trip. The bus route allowed for interesting sightseeing opportunities or stops at notable landmarks. The bus journey provided an opportunity to meet new people or engage in friendly conversations. Cool people! Before take off: snacks, phone chargers, neck pillows, blankets, water, chips and necessity items were offered to purchase. Better than air traveling on the plane, I can say the bus had ample storage space for luggage in the cargo area. Plus, you bring two luggages, making it convenient for travelers. Big bonus!! The bus company offered flexible ticketing options, including open-ended tickets or easy rescheduling. The bus had ample overhead storage compartments, allowing for easy access to personal belongings. Cons: My journey from New York to Atlanta was smooth and enjoyable, and the bus service was punctual upon leaving, which I greatly appreciated, but extremely delayed upon arriving to Atlanta due to mechanical issues. The scenic views along the way were breathtaking, and the staff on board throughout the ride (bus drivers) was friendly and super helpful. However, I would like to bring to your attention a few issues that I encountered during the trip. Firstly, there was a strong urine smell emanating from the restroom on the bus, which significantly affected the overall comfort and ambiance of the trip. Second, the seat in the very back of the bus, where I was seated, was unfortunately broken, which made it somewhat uncomfortable for the duration of the journey. It would have been more pleasant if all the seats were in good condition to ensure a comfortable experience for all passengers. Furthermore, there were mechanical issues that resulted in multiple stops on the side of the road and highway during the journey, which caused us to be extremely delayed for arriving to Atlanta on time. Additionally, I noticed that the USB port in the seat for charging phones was not working, which was a bit inconvenient as many passengers, including myself, rely on charging our devices during long trips. It would have been beneficial to have fully functioning USB ports throughout the bus to cater to everyone's needs. I believe it's important to provide feedback to help improve the service and ensure a positive experience for future passengers. Despite these minor inconveniences, I still had an overall enjoyable trip thanks to the efficient service and the friendly bus driver(s) on board. Once again, I appreciate your interest in my travel experience, and I hope my feedback helps in addressing the mentioned issues. Thank you for providing a platform to share my thoughts, and I look forward to any improvements that may enhance future journeys. Tips: Please ensure that the purchased ticket is for a time slot approximately 2 hours before your desired arrival time. It is advisable to have your phone fully charged at 100% before boarding the bus, considering the possibility of a non-functional USB port. This will ensure that you have sufficient battery life in case you need to make an emergency phone call to inform someone of a delayed arrival or coordinate a different meeting time. To mitigate potential discomfort caused by a strong urine smell that may originate from the back of the bus and travel towards the front, it is recommended to bring along an air freshener. This will help create a more pleasant and comfortable environment for both yourself and fellow passengers throughout the journey. Bring your own food, snacks and beverages because the food at the rest stops are overpriced. Bring a blanket or neck pillow onboard for better comfortability. Bring personal headphones or tablet for entertainment. This will make the bus trip soo much enjoyable, especially for eliminating distractions.

5.0

Corey

May 4, 2023- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Would be nice if the buses had WiFi

5.0

Haydee

April 30, 2023- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Todo. Cons: No se. Tips: Ninguno.

New York to Atlanta Route Map

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

$117.27 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Atlanta. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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

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Bus tickets from New York to Atlanta are expected to cost between $108 and $172 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Atlanta within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $119. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Atlanta, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $131. However, taking the bus from New York to Atlanta during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $209. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$114.91 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Atlanta?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from New York to Atlanta that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 15 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1520h 24m$169.43
Greyhound1523h 5m$164.52
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 15 trips per day from New York to Atlanta, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 15 bus trips from New York to Atlanta every day, with the average journey taking around 23 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlanta usually start from $72.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 21 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 1200 kilometers from New York to Atlanta. However, the fastest bus only takes 17 hours and 10 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.

Because many passengers travel from New York to Atlanta at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 31 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 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 Atlanta; ticket prices start at $169.12.

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. 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.

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Main departure station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

Buses to Atlanta leave from 6 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

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

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

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 47 Chrystie St

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

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Main arrival station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

Bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • MARTA Civic Center

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