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Journey Information

New York to Richmond bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price£23.54
Fastest time5h 45m
Trips per day15
Bus lines4

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £30.05 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 £30.05 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 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £18.67 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 46 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Richmond, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am 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 15 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Richmond 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 Richmond; ticket prices start at £32.17.

What bus companies travel from New York to Richmond?

There are 4 bus lines from New York, New York to Richmond, Virginia. With 9 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
Greyhound98h 8m£42.09
OurBus17h 30m£23.54
PandaNY Bus26h 0m£31.39
Wanda Coach45h 53m£27.46

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Richmond leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 103 Canal St
  • 19 Allen St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

Buses arrive in Richmond at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Richmond, Virginia:

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

Price trends for buses from New York to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

£47£31£16NovDec

Monthly average prices

£39£31£24£16£8JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

£59£47£35£24£123020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Richmond, VA
4.4
Based on 25 ratings and reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.2
Value
3.8
Condition
4.2
Krissy
4.0
March 21, 2020Visiting family
Cons
The outlets on the bus need to work
Tips
Bring your own phone charger or power bank
Ashley
5.0
February 28, 2020Business
Pros
Having a row to myself
Cons
The communication of stops, stop times, etc.
Jeremy
5.0
December 24, 2019Visiting family
Cons
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.
Patrice
5.0
December 10, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus driver was friendly and courteous the Wi-Fi was working the bus was clean the bathroom was immaculate absolutely great traveling with this company
Cons
The bus driver was friendly and courteous the Wi-Fi was working the bus was clean the bathroom was immaculate absolutely great traveling with this company
Tips
advertise more give discounts when available
Theresa
4.0
August 17, 2019Business
Pros
I arrived alive
Cons
Better buses
Tips
Be prepared for delays. If you stop for food check it before boarding the bus.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Keshawna
5.0
December 24, 2019Visiting family
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 ...More
Cons
Everything was great!
Michael
5.0
December 14, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Loved the view from the top of the bus
Cons
The tickets are a bit confusing. Its just an email so it took me a bit to find it.
Tips
Be mindful of the weather during your trip. There is no cover at these bus stops. And get there early to assure you get a good seat

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.3
Value
4.3
Condition
3.8
Aziza
3.0
July 4, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I arrived alive!!
Cons
The bus was dusty and smelled a bit of mold. The windows were filthy and some part of the interior was taped together with duct tape. We also spent too much time at stops waiting for folks to return to the bus even though they were told we would depart in 15 minutes.
Tips
Take your chances with the Coachrun bus company. After I booked I looked at reviews and most were terrible. I took a chance thinking people are just too picky. I booked a different bus company to return. Wish I could get a refund for the CoachRun return ticket. :(

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
4.8
Value
4.4
Condition
4.6
Zachary
4.0
December 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I liked that the outlets actually worked
Jessica
4.0
November 8, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The water they gave us at the rest stop. We didn't get water in the way back, just a lot of attitude.
Cons
More leg room
Tips
Patience is a virtue, also neck cushions double as butt cushions
Priyadharshini
5.0
September 2, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Excellent bus driver. We hit a pretty bad storm during the last 2-3 hours but he always clearly communicated the next stop, estimated arrival time, and let us know about 10 minutes prior to arriving to start packing up, etc. At Union Station we stopped for a quick break...More
Orlando
5.0
June 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
Complimentary water
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Use this site. It'll help you save.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Wanda Coach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
3.4
Value
4.0
Condition
4.2
Lisa
5.0
February 27, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Driver was cordial. He did not stress out passengers regarding break time.
Cons
The temp in bus could have been warmer.
Shaquanna
5.0
December 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Great steady fast ride
Cons
Nothing
Tips
No
Jason
4.0
December 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Left on time. traffic and weather delayed arrival.
Cons
rest stop choice could be upgraded if possible.
Emmy
4.0
October 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
After hearing about chinatown bus horror stories I went in expecting the worst.. but I actually had a pretty positive experience! The only thing lacking was the communication, as it wasn't clear why the bus was delayed. We did end up getting in later than scheduled but ...More
Cons
Communication from the bus

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