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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from New York to Bethesda. Traveling by bus from New York to Bethesda usually takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Tripper Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 59.367 minutes.

Distance203 mi (326 km)
Shortest duration3h 59m
Cheapest price€8.30
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceVamoose
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Bethesda

(Based on 126 ratings and reviews)




11 May 2024- Visiting family

Tripper Bus

Pros: Toilet. Cons: Nothing everything is perfect. Tips: Soon.



5 May 2024- Visiting family


Pros: It’s not far away from our apartment. Tips: Keep it up.



15 April 2024- Visiting friends


Pros: Finding the bus was very easy and the check in process was clear. Bus left on time and had minimal stops. Cons: nothing. Tips: make sure to bring snacks. there is no rest stop to grab anything.



5 April 2024- Visiting family

Tripper Bus Elite

Pros: Comfortable. No traffic. Tips: You will enjoy the space. You have a fold out table if you want to use your laptop or eat.



27 March 2024- Vacation


Pros: Smooth sailing from the time we boarded till we were dropped off. Cons: The driver pulled into 2 different rest stops otw yet didn’t make any announcements and only stayed for about 5-10 minutes. There was never any explanation as to y they did do. No one got off or on including the bus driver so it was a total mystery and just strange? Not sure y they did that. No stops at all on way back. Tips: Highly recommend!

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Bethesda?

€22.79 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Bethesda. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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 New York to Bethesda is expected to range from €18 to €50. If you are looking to travel to Bethesda within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €20. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €18 and can be found on 15 June 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Bethesda in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €44 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €28.61 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Bethesda?

There are 7 bus lines from New York to Bethesda available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Vamoose usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US24h 17m€26.08
OurBus34h 17m€50.68
Tripper Bus24h 17m€47.73
Tripper Bus Elite14h 0m€65.10
Vamoose44h 0m€46.27
Vamoose Gold14h 0m€66.32
Washington Deluxe44h 33m€43.30
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from New York to Bethesda, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from €23, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Bethesda if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Tripper Bus is a bus service based in the New York City area, offering high-quality bus rides at affordable costs. The company provides intercity bus transportation between NYC and Arlington, VA, and Bethesda, MD. The service is famous for its cheap tickets, convenient travel times, and great amenities, including free WiFi, electrical outlets, and entertainment services. The carrier's buses pull up close to transit stops, making it extra convenient for you to move around.

  • Tripper Bus Elite is a luxury passenger bus service between New York City and the suburbs within the Washington DC metro area. Anyone looking to travel in comfort between the Big Apple and the nation's capital can connect between Midtown Manhattan and either Bethesda or Arlington. Seats onboard Tripper Bus Elite vehicles are leather recliners with extra wide seats, tray tables, and extra legroom. Passengers have onboard WiFi, complimentary bottled water, and electrical power outlets in every row.

  • Vamoose is a well-established bus line based in New York City and operates an average of 4 trips from New York to Bethesda every day. WiFi and power outlets keep you connected and make the 4 hours and 0 minutes of the journey fly by. Most Vamoose trips from New York depart from Penn Station - W 30th Street and arrive at Waverly Parking Garage in Bethesda.

  • Vamoose Gold is a premium bus service operated by Vamoose. The Vamoose Gold fleet is made up of business-class coaches, which have 36 seats rather than the typical 54. This extra space allows for more legroom, wider seats, and comfortable reclining. Vamoose Gold goes above and beyond with power outlets and reading lights at every seat, complimentary WiFi, free movies to download to your mobile device, and water bottles for each passenger. Travel from New York to Bethesda in luxury without breaking the bank on Vamoose Gold.

  • Washington Deluxe is committed to providing passengers safety and comfort on its routes between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Each bus features a wide range of luxury amenities such as free onboard WiFi and electrical outlets to stay well-connected. Washington Deluxe usually offers 4 bus trips from New York to Bethesda every day, with ticket prices as low as .

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Amtrak does not go to Bethesda from New York City. If you want to take a train most of the way from New York to Bethesda, you can take Amtrak from New York to Washington, DC and make your way to Bethesda from there. However, Vamoose offers direct bus trips from New York City to Bethesda, including luxury bus options.

The cheapest bus to get from Bethesda to New York is OurBus, with an average ticket price of about $26. It’s also the cheapest bus option from New York back to Bethesda.

However, OurBus only offers one daily trip going in each direction, so you’ll want to make sure to book your trip early. Vamoose also offers 6 daily trips in each direction on its non-luxury buses, which cost around $36 on average from Bethesda to New York.

Bus trips from Bethesda to New York on both Vamoose and Vamoose Gold average 4 hours 30 minutes, which is the fastest time of any bus. However, OurBus trips average just a little bit longer at 4 hours 36 minutes, and all three options offer trips as fast as 4 hours 5 minutes.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 326 kilometers from New York to Bethesda. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 59.367 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Because many passengers travel from New York to Bethesda 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from New York to Bethesda, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Bethesda every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from New York to Bethesda without transferring.

City Information

New York


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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.


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Bethesda is among the most affluent communities in the U.S., and its top-tier attractions show it! For music fans, don't miss out on Strathmore, which has been the most popular non-profit music center in the city for over 30 years. The concert hall also features a beautiful garden with sculptures and a pavilion, perfect to add to your Instagram feed. The next destination on your list should be Round House Theater, which offers fantastic performances by talented youths. Finally, Cabin John Regional Park will be the perfect choice for a relaxing walk in nature.

When it comes to foods, Bethesda can satisfy even the most discerning foodie. Don't miss out on top-notch Mexican dishes at Gringos and Mariachis, which boasts an upscale setting. If you enjoy mussels and beers, definitely check out Mussel Bar and Grille, which offers both of these delicacies.

Bethesda is accessible by intercity bus from destinations including New York, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Air travel arrives at the Washington Reagan National Airport, only 9.7 miles away from the city. Other convenient airport options are Washington Dulles and Baltimore.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Main departure station: Opp 320 W 31st St/btwn 8th & 9th Ave.

Buses to Bethesda leave from 6 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Opp 320 W 31st St/btwn 8th & 9th Ave.

  • Penn Station - W 30th Street

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • 40 Empire Blvd

  • TD Bank - 72 Allen St

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

Where does the bus arrive in Bethesda?

Main arrival station: 4681 Willow Ln

Buses arrive in Bethesda at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Bethesda:

  • 4681 Willow Ln

  • Waverly Parking Garage

  • 4550 Montgomery Ave

  • 4681 Willow Ln (near metro)

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