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Journey Information

New York to Richmond coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£27.46
Shortest Duration5h 45m
Trips per day11
Coach 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 coach 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from New York to Richmond?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £28.69 was the low point for coach fares from New York to Richmond. Coaches from Richmond to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £28.69 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £11.58 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 6 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 286 miles (460 kilometers) from New York, NY to Richmond, VA. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Richmond, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave New York?

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from New York to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled coaches that travel from New York to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 New York to Richmond; ticket prices start at £32.17.

What coach companies travel from New York to Richmond?

There are 3 coach lines from New York, New York to Richmond, Virginia. With 8 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound87h 53m£39.68
PandaNY Bus26h 2m£31.39
Wanda Coach25h 52m£27.68

Where does the coach leave from in New York?

Coaches to Richmond leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

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

Where does the coach arrive in Richmond?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd
  • 7901 Brook Rd (Walmart parking lot)
  • 900 W. Leigh St

Price trends for coaches from New York to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

£47£31£16OctNov

Monthly average prices

£39£31£24£16£8NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

£59£47£35£24£123020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York, NY to Richmond, VA
4.5
Based on 20 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
21 March 2020Visiting family
Cons
The outlets on the bus need to work
Tips
Bring your own phone charger or power bank
Ashley
5.0
28 February 2020Business
Pros
Having a row to myself
Cons
The communication of stops, stop times, etc.
Jeremy
5.0
24 December 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
10 December 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
17 August 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
24 December 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
14 December 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
4 July 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
5 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I liked that the outlets actually worked
Jessica
4.0
8 November 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
2 September 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
23 June 2019Vacation
Pros
Complimentary water
Cons
Nothing
Tips
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