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There are 3 intercity buses per day from Dover to New York. Traveling by bus from Dover to New York usually takes around 7 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest SprinterBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.
|Distance||134 mi (216 km)|
|Shortest duration||3h 20m|
|Trips per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Greyhound|
How much is a bus ticket from Dover to New York?
€41.75 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dover to New York. Any tickets cheaper than €41.75 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus 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
Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Dover to New York is expected to range from €36 to €51. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €36. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €36 and can be found on 24 May 2022.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in April. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €37 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dover to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €47 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
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €15.52 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from Dover to New York?
There are two bus 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.
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 €27.
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 bus from Dover to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.
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 bus ride?
The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 216 kilometers from Dover to New York. However, the fastest bus 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 bus 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 bus?
"Because many passengers travel from Dover to New York at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dover?
The first bus leaves at 02:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Dover to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Dover to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Dover to New York; ticket prices start at €75.69.
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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 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.
Where does the bus leave from in Dover?
Dover has two bus stations with service to New York.
All bus stations in Dover:
7-Eleven Parking Lot - 654 N Dupont Hwy
Dover Downs - 1131 N Dupont Hwy
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