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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity coaches per day from Dover to New York. Traveling by coach from Dover to New York usually takes around 7 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest SprinterBus coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance134 mi (216 km)
Shortest duration3h 20m
Cheapest price£23.42
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Dover to New York?

£35.41 is the average price of a coach ticket from Dover to New York. Any tickets cheaper than £35.41 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a coach 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

£48£32£16MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Dover to New York is expected to range from £29 to £43. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £29. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £29 and can be found on 24 May 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in April. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £32 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dover to New York in November, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £40 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 coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 21 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £13.64 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Dover to New York?

There are two coach lines that have daily service from Dover to New York that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound210h 3m£33.12
SprinterBus13h 20m£46.33
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 2 bus trips from Dover to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 3 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from £23.

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  • SprinterBus

    SprinterBus

    Sprinter Bus provides daily bus services between New York City, Hampton Road, and Dover Downs. Buses feature common amenities like WiFi and electrical outlets. Trips from Dover to New York take about 3 hours and 20 minutes on Sprinter Bus, and most trips depart from Dover Downs - 1131 N Dupont Hwy in Dover. Sprinter Bus is known for its affordable and reliable service in impeccably-maintained buses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Dover to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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 coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 7 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 134 miles from Dover to New York. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 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 coach 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 coach?

"Travelers prefer riding the coach on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in New York. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Dover?

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all coaches from Dover to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Dover to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Dover to New York; ticket prices start at £65.41.

City Information

Dover

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As the capital of Delaware, Dover offers a plethora of landmarks and attractions to keep tourists engaged! Tourists interested in the city's heritage (and American history in general) should check out the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, which showcases artifacts and items of great cultural significance to the state's agricultural history. You could also visit the John Dickinson Plantation to learn more about one of the original founding fathers of the U.S. For some outdoor activities, check out the local Amish community, where you can meet locals and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Dover features an eclectic food scene with plenty of different choices for different tastes. Vincenzo's Pizzeria & Gelato is a popular spot with delicious Italian dishes and fantastic house wines to pair with them. If you are interested in beers, Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company will be a great choice!

Dover is a stop along several bus and train routes, with service offered by Amtrak, Greyhound, SprinterBus, and OurBus. Air travelers usually fly into the airport in nearby Wilmington or make plans to take a bus from the airport in either Philadelphia or Baltimore to Dover.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Dover?

Departure stations

Dover has two coach stations with service to New York.

All coach stations in Dover:

  • 7-Eleven Parking Lot - 654 N Dupont Hwy

  • Dover Downs - 1131 N Dupont Hwy

Where does the coach arrive in New York?

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Arrival 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.

Coach stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 201 West 37th St

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