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Journey Information

New York to Richmond bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$44.38
Fastest time5h 45m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Amtrak go to Richmond from New York City?

Yes, there are 4 train lines that go to NYC from Richmond: Amtrak Carolinian, Amtrak Northeast Regional, Amtrak Palmetto and Amtrak Silver Service. However, taking the bus may be a better option. The train takes at least 5 hours 51 minutes to travel this route, and costs an average of $115.55. Bus tickets are significantly cheaper — costing as little as $10 — and the travel time is similar to a train.

Is New York to Richmond a good day-trip?

No, New York to Richmond does not make for a very good day-trip. The fastest bus takes 5 hours 35 minutes, so you would have to spend at least 11 hours traveling in a single day to go there and back from New York.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Richmond 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 much is a bus ticket from New York to Richmond?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $44.38 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Richmond. Buses from Richmond to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $44.38 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $30.26 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 286 miles (460 kilometers) from New York, NY to Richmond, VA. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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 Richmond 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 Richmond; ticket prices start at $51.99.

What bus companies travel from New York to Richmond?

There are 3 bus lines from New York, New York to Richmond, Virginia. With 5 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
Greyhound58h 37m$64.07
PandaNY Bus25h 56m$44.38
Wanda Coach35h 50m$44.38

Book Greyhound from New York to Richmond from $53. There are 5 Greyhound schedules from New York to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay $64 for a Greyhound ticket to Richmond. In New York, Greyhound departs to Richmond from Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. In Richmond, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Richmond takes 8 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Richmond in 5 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $65 for a weekend getaway trip to Richmond.

Book PandaNY Bus from New York to Richmond from $44. There are 2 PandaNY Bus schedules from New York to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay $44 for a PandaNY Bus ticket to Richmond. In New York, PandaNY Bus departs to Richmond from 19 Allen St and no other station. In Richmond, PandaNY Bus arrives at 900 W. Leigh St and no other station. An average trip on PandaNY Bus from New York to Richmond takes 5 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available PandaNY Bus trip will get you to Richmond in 5 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, PandaNY Bus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $44 for a weekend getaway trip to Richmond.

Book Wanda Coach from New York to Richmond from $44. There are 3 Wanda Coach schedules from New York to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay $44 for a Wanda Coach ticket to Richmond. In New York, Wanda Coach departs to Richmond from 103 Canal St and no other station. In Richmond, Wanda Coach arrives at Shell - 805 E Parham Rd and no other station. An average trip on Wanda Coach from New York to Richmond takes 5 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available Wanda Coach trip will get you to Richmond in 5 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $44 for a weekend getaway trip to Richmond.

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Richmond leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 103 Canal St
  • 19 Allen St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

Buses arrive in Richmond at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Richmond, Virginia:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd
  • Shell - 805 E Parham Rd
  • 900 W. Leigh St

Price trends for buses from New York to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$57$38$19MarMar

Monthly average prices

$63$51$38$25$13AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

$95$76$57$38$193020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Richmond, VA

(Based on 25 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Krissy

March 21, 2020 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Cons: The outlets on the bus need to work. Tips: Bring your own phone charger or power bank. Cons: The outlets on the bus need to work. Tips: Bring your own phone charger or power bank.

5.0

Ashley

February 28, 2020 - Business

Greyhound

Pros: Having a row to myself. Cons: The communication of stops, stop times, etc. Pros: Having a row to myself. Cons: The communication of stops, stop times, etc.

5.0

Lisa

February 27, 2020 - Regular commuter

Wanda Coach

Pros: Driver was cordial. He did not stress out passengers regarding break time. Cons: The temp in bus could have been warmer. Pros: Driver was cordial. He did not stress out passengers regarding break time. Cons: The temp in bus could have been warmer.

5.0

Keshawna

December 24, 2019 - Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Our drive from NY to Washington D.C. was great! Our driver went over all the policies and made each and every one of the riders felt comfortable before we even pulled off. The driver arrived at our destination 30 minutes early despite picking us up 20 minutes la... Pros: Our drive from NY to Washington D.C. was great! Our driver went over all the policies and made each and every one of the riders felt comfortable before we even pulled off. The driver arrived at our destination 30 minutes early despite picking us up 20 minutes late. He was by far the best driver I've ever had. He deserves a 5 star for customer service. Cons: Everything was great!More

5.0

Jeremy

December 24, 2019 - Visiting family

Greyhound

While there was technically WiFi on board, I couldn't open email on my web browser on my computer (too intensive for the network) it was really only an alternative to using my own data for email and articles on my phone.While there was technically WiFi on board, I couldn't open email on my web browser on my computer (too intensive for the network) it was really only an alternative to using my own data for email and articles on my phone.

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