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About New York Trailways

Trailways NY, also known as Trailways of New York, is an intercity bus service with 1948 routes connecting towns and cities across New York State, including popular routes like Ithaca to Syracuse, Syracuse to New York City, and Rochester to New York City. The carrier also provides bus service to Buffalo, Binghamton, and New Paltz.

In 1926, Trailways of New York began in Hurley, NY, with intercity service between New York City and the Hudson Valley. The bus company steadily grew in the 1930s, and grew tremendously in the 1990s. During this period, Trailways NY expanded its service area throughout New York and surrounding states.

The carrier is now the most extensive and longest-running bus commuter service in New York State. It works in an alliance with other Trailways companies like Adirondack, Burlington, and Fullington Trailways. Together, the Trailways team forms one of the largest ground transportation networks in North America, providing affordable intercity bus service to travelers across the country.

Trailways NY was honored at the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Awards for being a favorite among business travelers, largely due to the carrier’s convenient schedules and great amenities such as free onboard internet, clean bathrooms, and power outlets.

Trailways NY is an official partner of Wanderu, allowing passengers to quickly and easily browse their routes and destinations since 2016. Travelers in New York and New Jersey can use Wanderu to find the cheapest Trailways NY bus tickets available and book deals with no additional fees.

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New York Trailways Amenities

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New York Trailways bus coverage

Daily Trips1,886

What travelers are saying about New York Trailways

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with New York Trailways had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 77 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 108 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 176 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 201 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 209 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 177 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 202 reviews

New York Trailways reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for New York Trailways

(Based on 258 reviews)

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New York Trailways passenger reviews



31 May 2022- Visiting friends

Syracuse to New York

Pros: I liked that it was a direct trip. Cons: The busses can definitely have desks so people can have space because it was cramped and the WiFi did not work at all. Tips: n/a.



29 May 2022- Solo travel

Ithaca to New York

Pros: It was ok. Cons: Put a new toilet room in, you'd think it was a new bus. Tips: Not really.



18 May 2022- Visiting friends

Ithaca to New York

Pros: Good driver. Cons: Internet would be helpful. Tips: No internet.


Michael G

3 May 2022- Regular commuter

New York to Binghamton

Pros: Nothing expect bus driver in some way seemed like he was a decent man just trump to get to point a and b much respect . Cons: Cleanliness , Microphone greeting again reinstating to use headphones refrain from taking on phone . Have consideration for other people . Wear masks , I’d you cough cover your mouths . The world does not revolve around you. Tips: Get Off your phone !!!! Stop taking on it and have common decency and respect for those around you . If you have weed cover it up the stench !!



23 April 2022- Business

Syracuse to New York

Pros: Everything. Cons: Seat incline. Tips: None.

New York Trailways Routes & Network

New York Trailways’s bus network features 1948 bus routes that connect 41 cities serving 47 stations. On average, New York Trailways performs about 1886 bus trips every day. The top cities to which New York Trailways offers the highest number of daily bus service include Ithaca and Syracuse.

Top Cities Served by New York Trailways

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
New York14:45 am3:15 am
Syracuse14:45 am3:15 am
Ithaca111:45 am12:45 am
Buffalo14:01 am3:00 am
Binghamton14:50 am3:00 am
Rochester19:30 am3:15 am
New Paltz14:45 am3:15 am
Kingston14:50 am3:15 am
Niagara Falls19:30 am2:10 am

Most popular New York Trailways routes

The bus from Ithaca to Syracuse is New York Trailways’s most popular route. Trips from Syracuse to New York and Rochester to New York are also highly popular.

Top New York Trailways routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Ithaca to Syracuse25h 42m€14
Syracuse to New York65h 13m€41
Rochester to New York56h 38m€50
New York to Binghamton33h 15m€35
New York to Buffalo37h 58m€57
New York to New Paltz101h 51m€21
New York to Kingston92h 10m€25
Ithaca to Buffalo13h 55m€42
Ithaca to Rochester11h 55m€25

New York Trailways Cancellation Policy

New York Trailways tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled. It’s always a good idea to double check your travel details before completing your booking, especially for non-refundable tickets.

You can exchange your New York Trailways bus ticket for a different travel date by speaking with Trailways staff at the bus station. Changes must be made in person because Trailways applies a change fee of 25% of the original ticket price, up to $20 USD. Make sure to request your change before the bus departs, because tickets are non-exchangeable after the scheduled departure time.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You may be reimbursed if you do not travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts. If you need to change your ticket, you may also file a claim to have the New York Trailways change fee reimbursed.

New York Trailways Bus Guide & FAQs

Yes, New York Trailways offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with New York Trailways will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. New York Trailways WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard New York Trailways buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since New York Trailways might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

On a typical day, New York Trailways has 1886 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, New York Trailways does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

No, New York Trailways does not require an ID to board its buses at this time. Of course, it is always a good idea to carry a government-issued ID whenever you hit the road.

Yes, there are bathrooms on New York Trailways buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

New York Trailways does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Yes, New York Trailways requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

New York Trailways focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

How do I get the best deal on New York Trailways tickets?

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Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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