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About Fairfax

Fairfax is a vibrant city surrounded by Fairfax County. The city is located in Northern Virginia, only 17 miles from Washington, D.C. Fairfax's most popular attraction is the Historic Blenheim House, a farmhouse inhabited by Union soldiers during the Civil War. The signatures and inscriptions left by the soldiers on the house walls provide insight into life during the Civil War, further explored by the adjacent Civil War Interpretive Center.

Old Town Fairfax is a walkable downtown district dotted with more historic buildings centered around Old Town Hall. Although a strong appreciation for the town's history is evident in vintage buildings and historical markers, the city's shops and restaurants also have a youthful vibe, thanks to the student population of nearby George Mason University.

Although there is no Amtrak service to Fairfax, trains do arrive in nearby Burke, and the Washington Metro connects to the Vienna station outside of city limits. Several bus companies, including BestBus and GoBuses, provide service from New York City to Fairfax. The nearest airport to the city is the Washington Dulles Airport, about 11 miles away.

What bus companies travel to Fairfax, Virginia?

Located in Virginia, Fairfax is accessible by bus from one other city. You can choose from 6 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Fairfax on Wanderu. BestBus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Bus companies serving Fairfax

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BestBus14h 14m€38.51
Go Buses14h 0m€32.27
BestBus Prime14h 14m€49.64
  • BestBus is known for offering affordable bus tickets to destinations across the Northeast. BestBus is green-certified, offers free Wi-Fi and water onboard, and earned the #1 spot as a Students' Favorite and a Commuters’ Favorite in the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Awards.

  • GoBuses is a popular bus company with cheap tickets on various routes across the Northeast. GoBuses’ top priority is providing reliable, safe travel for all passengers. The carrier also offers onboard amenities for your comfort, including extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean restrooms on every bus, and power outlets at your seat.

  • BestBus Prime is the luxury bus service offered by BestBus, delivering a business class-level of service throughout the Northeast. BestBus Prime provides free water to all passengers, free Wi-Fi, squeaky-clean restrooms, and 110V outlets under every seat. So relax in comfortable, extra-wide leather seats, stretch out in the extra legroom, and enjoy free movie streaming while BestBus Prime takes you to your destination.

Which bus service has the best service to Fairfax?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Fairfax by bus with BestBus giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that BestBus Prime had the most comfortable bus service to Fairfax taking into account the seats and amenities that BestBus Prime offers. They rate BestBus Prime a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Fairfax punctually, travelers suggest that BestBus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Fairfax, rating them a 4.6 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€25.86 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Fairfax, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Fairfax. In the last month, buses from New York to Fairfax had the lowest average price at €34.45.

The main bus station in Fairfax is Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around Fairfax.

The closest airport to Fairfax is Washington Dulles Intl Airport (IAD), it is located 10.6 miles from the city center of Fairfax.
Fairfax is the most popular bus destination in Virginia. It also ranks number 64 in United States. Fairfax ranks number 25 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Fairfax via bus service. On average 6 direct daily bus trips serve Fairfax.
The population of Fairfax is 24013. Fairfax ranks number 21 in terms of population in Virginia and number 502 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Fairfax range from for a short trip to Fairfax, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Fairfax starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Fairfax can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €26.
People who take the bus to Fairfax are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Fairfax easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Fairfax is Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro, located just 2.8 miles away. Select Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Fairfax. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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