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Trips per day716
bus lines7
Stations6
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About 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

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.

Popular bus stations in Richmond:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

  • 5221 Brook Rd

  • 900 W. Leigh St

  • 70 North 3rd Street

  • 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

  • El Rey Supermarket

What bus companies travel to Richmond, Virginia?

Located in Virginia, Richmond is accessible by bus from 212 other cities. You can choose from 716 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Richmond on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Richmond are also available.

Bus companies serving Richmond

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound11521h 28m$131.69
Jefferson Lines501d 19h 25m$227.97
FlixBus US379h 15m$52.48
PandaNY Bus236h 33m$94.96
Wanda Coach235h 22m$89.00
Tornado Bus181d 9h 8m$263.31
El Expreso Bus41d 5h 56m$267.74
  • 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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines is a well-established intercity bus company with service to some of the Midwest’s top travel destinations. As one of the United States’ largest bus service providers, Jefferson Lines is beloved by students, commuters, and vacationers in America’s heartland. Travel with Jefferson Lines is comfortable thanks to reclining seats, individual climate controls, restrooms, and free WiFi. You can even check the status of your trip with their bus tracker tool.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

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

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Richmond?

$9.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Richmond, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Richmond. In the last month, buses from Annapolis to Richmond had the lowest average price at $11.96.

Where is the bus station in Richmond, VA?

The busiest bus station in Richmond is Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Richmond are:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd
  • 5221 Brook Rd
  • 900 W. Leigh St

Which bus carrier has the best service to Richmond?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Richmond by bus with OurBus giving them a 4.4 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Megabus had the most comfortable bus service to Richmond taking into account the seats and amenities that Megabus offers. They rate Megabus a 3.9 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Richmond punctually, travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Richmond, rating them a 4.6 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Richmond, VA?

The closest airport to Richmond is Richmond Intl Airport (RIC), it is located 6.9 miles from the city center of Richmond.

Is Richmond a popular bus travel destination?

Richmond ranks number 6 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 470 in United States. Richmond has the most bus connections in the region. There are 237 bus schedules arriving in Richmond each day.

What is the population of Richmond?

The population of Richmond is 220289. Richmond ranks number 9 in terms of population in Virginia and number 222 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Richmond cost?

Bus tickets to Richmond range from $21 for a short trip to Richmond, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Richmond starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Richmond can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $10 .

What type of traveler does Richmond attract?

People who take the bus to Richmond are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Richmond easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Richmond?

The closest bus station to the city center of Richmond is 70 North 3rd Street, located just 0.3 miles away. Select 70 North 3rd Street as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Richmond. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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