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Journey Information

There are 38 intercity buses per day from Richmond to New York. Traveling by bus from Richmond to New York usually takes around 7 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance286 mi (460 km)
Shortest duration5h 29m
Cheapest price€20.32
Trips per day32
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Richmond, VA to New York, NY

(Based on 24 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Tina

14 June 2021 - Regular commuter

PandaNY Bus

Cons: Buses need to be on time. Not just pull up whenever. Employees need to learn more English. Communication is very poor and it's as if they don't care to even talk to us. Air conditioning needs some work as well. Tips: You get what you pay for.

Cons: Buses need to be on time. Not just pull up whenever. Employees need to learn more English. Communication is very poor and it's as if they don't care to even talk to us. Air conditioning needs some work as well. Tips: You get what you pay for.

5.0

Hyacinth

21 January 2020 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Very good. Cons: Too many stops. Tips: Pls do less talk on their phones,.

Pros: Very good. Cons: Too many stops. Tips: Pls do less talk on their phones,.

5.0

Falone

27 December 2019 - Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: The bus is clean and comfortable. The driver was friendly and before starting the trip tell us the itinerary. I started recommending the company to friends! Cons: Waiting area in Richmond.

Pros: The bus is clean and comfortable. The driver was friendly and before starting the trip tell us the itinerary. I started recommending the company to friends! Cons: Waiting area in Richmond.

5.0

Olivia

23 December 2019 - Visiting family

OurBus

If the driver would tell up we was at reststop.

If the driver would tell up we was at reststop.

5.0

Janeen

23 November 2019 - Visiting family

OurBus

James was a great driver and very friendly- and the bus stopped for an hour at Union Station in DC- very nice.

James was a great driver and very friendly- and the bus stopped for an hour at Union Station in DC- very nice.

Richmond to New York Route Map

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

€30.88 is the average price of a bus ticket from Richmond 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Richmond to New York is expected to range from €33 to €40. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €33. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €33 and can be found on 20 September 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €35 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Richmond to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €41 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

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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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €10.54 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Richmond to New York?

There are 4 bus lines from Richmond to New York. With 15 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 US107h 16m€25.78
Greyhound158h 31m€44.78
PandaNY Bus56h 0m€29.65
Wanda Coach86h 14m€42.29
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 15 bus trips from Richmond to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 31 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from €38.

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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 Richmond to New York, with prices starting from €30.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 8 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from €30 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 Richmond and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get to New York City from Richmond?

The best way to get to New York City from Richmond depends on your priorities. If you’re looking for the cheapest option, the bus is definitely your best bet. The cheapest average bus ticket to New York from Richmond costs about $41, while the cheapest average train ticket costs almost $100. The bus can also be faster than the train — the fastest bus takes as little as 5 hours 45 minutes, whereas the fastest train takes over 6 hours.

What is the closest airport in New York to Richmond, Virginia?

Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey is the closest New York–area airport to Richmond, Virginia. If you’re looking to fly out of the New York area, you may just consider a direct bus to Newark. Otherwise, you can travel via public transit from bus stops in New York’s Port Authority to both JFK and LaGuardia airports, it will just take longer.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Richmond 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 10 minutes to cover the 460 kilometers from Richmond to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 29 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 Richmond 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Richmond?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 38 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 32 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 Richmond to New York; ticket prices start at €34.73.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Richmond?

Departure stations

Richmond Bus Terminal is a Greyhound Bus Station that serves several routes across the United States. Along with Greyhound, Flixbus services also operate out of this station. The terminal provides intrastate travel to other cities such as Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Roanoke. It also acts as a thoroughfare for various long-haul bus routes along the East Coast, including New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Miami. Passengers with time to kill can eat at the onsite restaurant or venture out into The Diamond district, which features several parks, coffee shops, and eateries.

Bus stations in Richmond:

  • 5221 Brook Rd

  • 70 North 3rd Street

  • 900 W. Leigh St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Arrival 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.

Bus stations in New York:

  • 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)

  • 456 Rodney Street (Brooklyn)

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