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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from New York to Atlanta. Traveling by bus from New York to Atlanta usually takes around 19 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 15 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance746 mi (1200 km)
Shortest duration15h 20m
Cheapest price$71.75
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Atlanta, GA

(Based on 35 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Javarius

September 13, 2021- Business

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Comfy seats, clean, smooth ride. Cons: WiFi services. Tips: Bring a blanket!

Pros: Comfy seats, clean, smooth ride. Cons: WiFi services. Tips: Bring a blanket!

4.0

SHAWN

August 7, 2021- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: The trip was okay, stops could be improved or better timed. Cons: The cleaning of the bus, especially the bathroom and also the air conditioning vents. Too much dust. A lot of snack bags were in the side of the windows. Tips: Don't use the bathroom.

Pros: The trip was okay, stops could be improved or better timed. Cons: The cleaning of the bus, especially the bathroom and also the air conditioning vents. Too much dust. A lot of snack bags were in the side of the windows. Tips: Don't use the bathroom.

5.0

Charisse

August 4, 2021- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Comfy n cozy it was. Cons: just cleaner.

Pros: Comfy n cozy it was. Cons: just cleaner.

5.0

Maureen

July 4, 2021- Vacation

PandaNY Bus

Pros: The beauty of the different states especially at night. Cons: Customer service relationship between staff and customers.Your WIFI should also improve.The WIFI service is so poor.

Pros: The beauty of the different states especially at night. Cons: Customer service relationship between staff and customers.Your WIFI should also improve.The WIFI service is so poor.

5.0

Naim

June 29, 2021- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Good and safe driving and on time

Good and safe driving and on time

New York to Atlanta Route Map

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

$75.35 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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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Atlanta is expected to range from C$90 to C$114. If you are looking to travel to Atlanta within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$92. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$90 and can be found on November 5, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$92 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Atlanta in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$111 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$28.00 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Atlanta?

There are 3 bus lines from New York to Atlanta. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US319h 55m$80.21
Greyhound71d 0h 9m$128.27
PandaNY Bus415h 41m$74.25
  • 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 7 bus trips from New York to Atlanta every day, with the average journey taking around 24 hours and 9 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlanta usually start from $113.

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  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Atlanta, with prices starting from $74.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Atlanta 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 19 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 1200 kilometers from New York to Atlanta. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 20 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 $162.10.

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.

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.

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?

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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.

Bus stations in New York:

  • 28 Allen St

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

  • 456 Rodney Street (Brooklyn)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

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Arrival stations

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:

  • 211 Peachtree St. SW

  • MARTA Civic Center

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