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About New York Trailways

New York Trailways, also known as Trailways of New York, is a bus company serving 39 towns and cities throughout New York State as well as surrounding states. NY Trailways was founded in 1926 in Hurley, NY, making it the longest operating intercity bus service in the state. Together with other Trailways companies like Adirondack, Burlington, and Fullington Trailways, it forms one of the largest ground transportation networks in North America. For travelers in New York, New Jersey, and Ontario, NY Trailways is a reliable, budget-friendly option with tickets currently priced as low as €5.16.

Contact New York Trailways

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 858-8555Email: [email protected]

New York Trailways Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Power outletPower outlet


New York Trailways bus coverage

Daily Trips2,803

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 50 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 91 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 146 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 169 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 175 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 150 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 173 reviews

New York Trailways reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for New York Trailways

(Based on 219 reviews)

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New York Trailways passenger reviews



17 January 2022

New York to Ithaca

Pros: Made great time. Great driver. Cons: Seats could be bigger and recline.

Pros: Made great time. Great driver. Cons: Seats could be bigger and recline.



25 December 2021- Vacation

Binghamton to New York

Pros: Friendly manner of the driver. Cons: Prohibition of taking people who have a weed smell. Tips: N/A.

Pros: Friendly manner of the driver. Cons: Prohibition of taking people who have a weed smell. Tips: N/A.



24 December 2021- Visiting family

New York to Binghamton

Fast and efficient

Fast and efficient



22 December 2021- Visiting family

New York to Syracuse

Pros: The best part of the trip was being on time. Cons: I wish the bus driver had turned on the ability to have lights at our seats. Tips: Bring a Kindle and don’t rely on overhead lighting. Also you never know what the temperature will be, so plan for colder and shed...

Pros: The best part of the trip was being on time. Cons: I wish the bus driver had turned on the ability to have lights at our seats. Tips: Bring a Kindle and don’t rely on overhead lighting. Also you never know what the temperature will be, so plan for colder and shed layers if needed.




16 December 2021- Visiting family

Ithaca to New York

The driver was kind and helpful.

The driver was kind and helpful.

New York Trailways Routes & Network

New York Trailways’s bus network features 2319 bus routes that connect 39 cities serving 45 stations. On average, New York Trailways performs about 2803 bus trips every day. The top cities to which New York Trailways offers the highest number of daily bus service include Ithaca and Buffalo.

Top Cities Served by New York Trailways

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
New York55:01 am1:00 am
Syracuse45:01 am2:45 am
Ithaca311:00 am2:45 am
Buffalo45:01 am2:45 am
Binghamton49:10 am1:45 am
Rochester45:01 am2:45 am
New Paltz45:01 am3:45 am
Kingston45:05 am4:50 am

Top States Served by New York Trailways

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
New Jersey116Ridgewood
New York691228New York

Most popular New York Trailways routes

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

Top New York Trailways routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Ithaca to Buffalo13h 50m€30
New York to Binghamton33h 20m€29
New York to Ithaca14h 45m€22
Rochester to New York27h 9m€32
New York to New Paltz91h 43m€20
Ithaca to Syracuse36h 7m€13
New York to Buffalo28h 36m€43
Syracuse to New York45h 36m€34
New York to Kingston82h 10m€24

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

Do New York Trailways buses have WiFi?

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.

Are there power points or USB points on the bus?

Yes, there are power points 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 neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter 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.

What is New York Trailways's schedule?

On a typical day, New York Trailways has 2803 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.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

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.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

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.

What are New York Trailways’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about New York Trailways’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on New York Trailways buses?

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.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

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.

Do you have to print your New York Trailways ticket?

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.

Does New York Trailways offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

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.

Cheap New York Trailways tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 2,803 New York Trailways trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and New York Trailways tickets start at just €5.16. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

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

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap New York Trailways tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare New York Trailways prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

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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