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Journey Information

There are 29 intercity buses per day from New York to Syracuse. Traveling by bus from New York to Syracuse usually takes around 5 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance195 mi (314 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price$27.28
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Syracuse

(Based on 172 ratings and reviews)




April 19, 2024- Vacation

FlixBus US

It was safe



April 7, 2024- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Bus was on time and bus driver was very organized and on top of it.



February 24, 2024- Visiting friends


The ride was smooth and fast. The bus driver was also extra kind.



December 24, 2023- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Arrived on time. Cons: Seat more comfortable. Tips: Make seats more comfortable.



December 7, 2023- Regular commuter

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: You never canceled the trip..and not greyhound..also I would suggest if is any possibility to buy onater seat with some you buy one seat and 2 nd you get 50 % I don't like when someone seat next to me..also would be good possibility to choose the seat number. Cons: Yes.

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

$60.60 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Syracuse. Any tickets cheaper than $60.60 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Syracuse is expected to range from $53 to $93. If you are looking to travel to Syracuse within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $57. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $53 and can be found on June 5, 2024.

Monthly average prices


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 $57 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Syracuse in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $82 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


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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$30.89 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Syracuse?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Syracuse available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, Adirondack Trailways 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
Adirondack Trailways116h 22m$83.71
FlixBus US75h 29m$72.26
Greyhound95h 43m$74.44
OurBus24h 29m$55.63
  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • 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 7 trips per day from New York to Syracuse, 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 9 bus trips from New York to Syracuse every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 43 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Syracuse usually start from $37.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $27, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Syracuse if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Greyhound has the most daily routes to Syracuse from New York City, with around 17 per day. On average, Greyhound provides 351 trips to Syracuse per month. The ride takes approximately 5 hours and 23 minutes on average, although pending traffic and weather conditions, you can get there in as quickly as 4 hours and 20 minutes. Greyhound tickets for this route average about $35.

Four train lines operate between New York City and Syracuse, including Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited and Amtrak Maple Leaf. The earliest train departs New York at 7:00 a.m. EDT, and the last train of the day leaves around 3:00 p.m. Train ticket prices for this route average about $63. The fastest line for this route is the Amtrak Empire Service, which takes around 5 hours and 20 minutes.

Depending on your budget, traveling by bus may be a better option. It is considerably cheaper and there are more departure times that can fit into your schedule.

New York City is about 259.4 miles (417.5 kilometers) northwest of Syracuse. Traveling by bus, the drive typically takes between 4.5 and 5.5 hours depending on traffic and weather conditions.

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 314 kilometers from New York to Syracuse. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 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 Syracuse 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Syracuse, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 29 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Syracuse every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 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 Syracuse; ticket prices start at $69.56.

City Information

New York


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.


Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

New York, NY -  Port Authority Bus Station - NYCPAS-0

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

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

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

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

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Madison Ave btwn E 33rd and 34th St

Where does the bus arrive in Syracuse?

Main arrival station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

Buses arrive in Syracuse at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

  • Syracuse (Hancock Airport)

  • SYR Airport Terminal A

  • Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave

  • Syracuse University Libraries

  • Syracuse University Libraries

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