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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from New York to Fairfax. Traveling by bus from New York to Fairfax usually takes around 4 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest BestBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance218 mi (350 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price€25.86
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceBestBus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Fairfax

(Based on 239 ratings and reviews)




8 May 2024- Visiting family

Go Buses

Pros: Very good driver. Cons: Everything was perfect. Tips: Just relax and enjoy the trip.



5 May 2024- Visiting family





5 May 2024- Visiting family


Pros: The bus was on time for pick up and drop off as advertised. The driver was very professional. The overall ride was very comfortable. Cons: The cup holder needs to be more stabilized. When the water bottle was placed, it immediately tilted and the bottle fell out. Tips: N/A.



28 April 2024- Vacation


Pros: I don’t have to drive and no need to worry about parking. Cons: Seatbelt was not working. Tips: Best Bus is much better then the other bus of equal value.



24 April 2024- Solo travel


Pros: Overall. Cons: Blanket. Tips: None.

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

€34.45 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Fairfax. 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 Fairfax is expected to range from €32 to €41. If you are looking to travel to Fairfax within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €32. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €32 and can be found on 22 May 2024.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from New York to Fairfax by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €36 whenever you decide to travel.

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 €7.79 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Fairfax?

There are 3 bus lines from New York to Fairfax available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, BestBus 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
BestBus34h 14m€38.51
BestBus Prime14h 14m€49.64
Go Buses34h 0m€32.27
  • BestBus is known for offering affordable bus tickets to destinations across the Northeast, including New York and Fairfax, with 3 daily trips on average. 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.

  • 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.

  • GoBuses is a popular bus company with cheap tickets on various routes across the Northeast, including stops in New York and Fairfax. GoBuses’ top priority is providing reliable, safe travel for all passengers with an average of 3 trips on this route per day. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 buses that go from New York City to Fairfax: BestBus, Go Buses and BestBus Prime. The cheapest of those is BestBus, with an average price of $25 per ticket. Both BestBus and GoBuses offer 3 trips per day, and all 3 buses have an average travel time of 4 hours. BestBus Prime is a luxury bus, equipped with wide leather seats and more legroom, which is what accounts for the more expensive ticket, at an average of $44. There is only 1 BestBus Prime trip per day on this route.
While there are no direct trains from New York City to downtown Fairfax, you can get as close as Burke, Virginia, which is just 6 miles south (about a 15-minute drive). There is only one train trip from New York City to Burke per day, with tickets averaging $74.

The best way to get from New York to Fairfax is by bus. Traveling by bus is cheaper, and gives you more departure times to choose from. The Amtrak Northeast Regional only provides 1 route per day, and instead of being dropped off in downtown Fairfax you would have to commute from nearby Burke.

By bus, there are 6 daily direct trips, with an average travel time of 4 hours. Bus tickets average $22, with 7 buses traveling this route per day.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 350 kilometers from New York to Fairfax. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours. 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 Fairfax 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 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from New York to Fairfax, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Fairfax 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 Fairfax 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.


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Main departure station: 417 W 34th St

New York has two bus stations with service to Fairfax.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 417 W 34th St

  • W 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St

Where does the bus arrive in Fairfax?

Main arrival station: Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro

All buses from New York arrive at one main station in Fairfax.

Bus stations in Fairfax:

  • Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro

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