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Fairfax - New York Bus Timetable

  1. Mon,
  2. Thu,
  3. Fri
7:20 AM
FairfaxVienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro
11:20 AM
New York417 W 34th St
from €36.01
BestBus Prime
  1. Sat
7:20 AM
FairfaxVienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro
11:20 AM
New York417 W 34th St
from €55.41
Go Buses
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu,
  5. Fri,
  6. Sat
7:30 AM
FairfaxVienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro
11:30 AM
New YorkW 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St
from €29.56
  1. Sat
8:00 AM
FairfaxVienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro
12:00 PM
New York417 W 34th St
from €36.01
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
8:30 AM
FairfaxVienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro
12:30 PM
New York417 W 34th St
from €36.01

Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Fairfax to New York. Traveling by bus from Fairfax to New York usually takes around 4 hours, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance218 mi (350 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price€26.79
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceBestBus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Fairfax to New York

(Based on 235 ratings and reviews)




9 May 2024- Visiting family


Please add clear markers for the pick up spot no visible signs difficult to find.



3 May 2024- Visiting family


Pros: Our driver was very professional and drove safely. Cons: The cup holders were tilting as soon as I placed a water bottle. It would be very helpful if they were more steady.



28 March 2024- Visiting family

Go Buses

Pros: Kind and friendly drivers. Cons: Of course I’d prefer new buses.



24 March 2024- Visiting family


Driver was changed out in the middle of the trip. Both drivers were excellent, but having to stop wasted time.



22 February 2024- Vacation

Go Buses

Pros: Leaving the driving to an experienced driver. Cons: We had to stop in NJ? To change drivers which added time onto the trip.

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

€34.22 is the average price of a bus ticket from Fairfax to New York. 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 Fairfax to New York is expected to range from €31 to €43. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €32. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €31 and can be found on 4 June 2024.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Fairfax to New York 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €6.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Fairfax to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Fairfax to New York 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 0m€38.71
BestBus Prime14h 0m€51.16
Go Buses34h 0m€32.25
  • BestBus is known for offering affordable bus tickets to destinations across the Northeast, including Fairfax and New York, 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 Fairfax and New York. 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

No, there is no train from Fairfax, Virginia, to New York City. If you would like to take a train to New York, your best bet is a bus to Alexandria, and then a train from Alexandria to New York. However, both the train from Alexandria and the bus from Fairfax reach New York in about 4 hours, and whereas a train ticket will cost at least $80 (and requires an additional bus trip from Fairfax to Alexandria), a bus ticket from Fairfax to New York starts at just $15.
The cheapest way to get from Fairfax to New York City is by bus. Bus tickets start at just $15 and average about $23. Of the three buses that cover this route — BestBus, Go Buses and BestBus Prime — BestBus typically offers the cheapest price on tickets.
Fairfax, Virginia, is 248 miles (399 kilometers) from Manhattan. On average, it takes a bus around 4 hours to travel from Fairfax to New York City. That travel time tends to be pretty consistent for every bus along this route.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours to cover the 350 kilometers from Fairfax to New York. 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 Fairfax 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.

The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from Fairfax to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Fairfax to New York 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 Fairfax to New York without transferring.

City Information


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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Fairfax?

Main departure station: Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro

Most buses depart from the main station in Fairfax.

All bus stations in Fairfax:

  • Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: 417 W 34th St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in New York.

Bus stations in New York:

  • 417 W 34th St

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

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