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About Roanoke

The idyllic city of Roanoke sits against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's the site of the famous Appalachian Trail, George Washington & Jefferson National Forest, and Smith Mountain Lake. Fun and adventure are indeed the best things that Roanoke has to offer, especially if you start your visit at the iconic Roanoke Star, the largest man-made neon light that gets illuminated every night.

The Blue Ridge is one of Roanoke's major tourist attractions. Experience the Blue Ridge Day tour package to fully explore the area's history, heritage, culture, and entertainment. Make sure that your adventure includes The Crooked Road, Virginia Museum of Transportation, and Blue Ridge Institute and Museum, among others.

To enjoy Roanoke's nightlife, try doing the Downtown Roanoke Bar Crawl. That's how you get to enjoy exquisite craft beers from the city's finest breweries. If you want to shop, there's a wide selection of antiques and farmer's produce for sale in the Blue Ridge area.

Getting around Roanoke is easy with the Valley Metro bus line. This bus service covers not just the City of Roanoke but Vinton and Salem as well. There's also the Star Line Trolley that connects Downtown Roanoke and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. To travel to other exciting destinations, Amtrak trains and Jefferson Lines, OurBus, and Wanda Coach buses provide service to cities including Richmond, Atlanta, and New York.

What bus companies travel to Roanoke, Virginia?

Located in Virginia, Roanoke is accessible by bus from 2 other cities. You can choose from 8 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Roanoke on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Roanoke are also available..

Bus companies serving Roanoke

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1921d 4h 57m€198.71
Greyhound1312h 33m€72.37
PandaNY Bus17h 30m€54.88
Wanda Coach18h 45m€54.88
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With affordable prices and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking for travel between cities' Chinatown districts.

Which bus service has the best service to Roanoke?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Roanoke by bus with Wanda Coach giving them a 4.2 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Wanda Coach had the most comfortable bus service to Roanoke taking into account the seats and amenities that Wanda Coach offers. They rate Wanda Coach a 3.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Roanoke punctually, travelers suggest that Greyhound has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Roanoke, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€27.43 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Roanoke, 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 Roanoke. In the last month, buses from Richmond to Roanoke had the lowest average price at €29.13.

The busiest bus station in Roanoke is Roanoke Bus Stop. As Roanoke's main station, it has the most buses coming and going. However, a popular alternative is 8040 Plantation Rd (Shell Gas Station).

The closest airport to Roanoke is Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), it is located 4.2 miles from the city center of Roanoke.
Roanoke ranks number 17 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 198 in United States. Roanoke ranks number 15 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Roanoke via bus service. On average 2 direct daily bus trips serve Roanoke.
The population of Roanoke is 99897. Roanoke ranks number 11 in terms of population in Virginia and number 232 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Roanoke range from for a short trip to Roanoke, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Roanoke starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Roanoke 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 €54.
Traveling by bus is very popular with those going to visit their friends in Roanoke. With good deals available and ability to plan last minute, a bus ticket to Roanoke is the best way to get some facetime with your friends and with great bus locations in Roanoke you'll arrive near the action ready to hit the town with your friends.
The closest bus station to the city center of Roanoke is Roanoke Bus Stop, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Roanoke Bus Stop as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Roanoke. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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