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Journey Information

There are 26 intercity buses per day from New York to Richmond. Traveling by bus from New York to Richmond usually takes around 6 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance286 mi (460 km)
Shortest duration5h 40m
Cheapest price€28.85
Trips per day23
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Richmond

(Based on 38 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Jenny

17 February 2022- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Arriving safe & sound. Cons: Cleaning of the bus, disinfecting seats & floors being mopped after each use. Tips: Bring your own disinfectant, air freshener & headphones these buses & the travelers are something else. Also, please hang tight to all your valuables ...

Pros: Arriving safe & sound. Cons: Cleaning of the bus, disinfecting seats & floors being mopped after each use. Tips: Bring your own disinfectant, air freshener & headphones these buses & the travelers are something else. Also, please hang tight to all your valuables if you’re traveling by night.

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5.0

Melody

19 December 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Fast and convient.

Fast and convient.

5.0

Qiana

23 October 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

The driver was focused and on time

The driver was focused and on time

4.0

Yuritzabelith

25 August 2021- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: The bus it was on time and they respect my seat number. Thank you. Tips: Hi.

Pros: The bus it was on time and they respect my seat number. Thank you. Tips: Hi.

4.0

Christopher

13 August 2021- Business

PandaNY Bus

Pros: The price and speed. Cons: Enforce masks, clean the bus better, and boarding was a little confusing. Tips: Nice, will use again.

Pros: The price and speed. Cons: Enforce masks, clean the bus better, and boarding was a little confusing. Tips: Nice, will use again.

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

€40.48 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Richmond. Any tickets cheaper than €40.48 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Richmond is expected to range from €40 to €50. If you are looking to travel to Richmond within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €41. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €40 and can be found on 2 June 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from New York to Richmond 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 €42 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 €5.42 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Richmond?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Richmond available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US67h 11m€38.09
Greyhound98h 26m€49.23
PandaNY Bus56h 2m€48.09
Wanda Coach55h 52m€43.28
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 6 trips per day from New York to Richmond, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 9 bus trips from New York to Richmond every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 26 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Richmond usually start from €34.

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  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    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. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Richmond, with prices starting from €48.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from €43 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of New York and Richmond.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Amtrak go to Richmond from New York City?

Yes, there are 4 train lines that go to NYC from Richmond: Amtrak Carolinian, Amtrak Northeast Regional, Amtrak Palmetto and Amtrak Silver Service. However, taking the bus may be a better option. The train takes at least 5 hours 51 minutes to travel this route, and costs an average of $115.55. Bus tickets are significantly cheaper — costing as little as $10 — and the travel time is similar to a train.

Is New York to Richmond a good day-trip?

No, New York to Richmond does not make for a very good day-trip. The fastest bus takes 5 hours 35 minutes, so you would have to spend at least 11 hours traveling in a single day to go there and back from New York.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Richmond 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 6 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 460 kilometers from New York to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 40 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?

Buses from New York to Richmond are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from New York to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 23 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 New York to Richmond; ticket prices start at €29.82.

City Information

New York

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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.

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.

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

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Departure stations

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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

  • 103 Canal St

  • 28 Allen St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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

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