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There are 18 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to New York. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to New York usually takes around 76 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 70 hours,
|Distance||2446 mi (3936 km)|
|Shortest duration||70h 0m|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus US|
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How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to New York?
Bus tickets for a trip from Los Angeles to New York cost $270.85 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to New York. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
Average prices by travel date
If you're planning to travel by bus from Los Angeles to New York in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $255 to $384. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on September 29, 2023.
If you’re looking to travel to New York this week, bus tickets are available starting at $255.
Monthly average prices
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 9 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $212.68 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.
What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to New York?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Los Angeles to New York. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||18||3d 4h 18m||$360.90|
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. On average, FlixBus US operates 18 trips per day from Los Angeles to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .
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The bus takes an average of 76 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 2446 miles from Los Angeles to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 70 hours. 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.
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to New York; ticket prices start at $236.00.
Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.
The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.
With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?
Main departure station: Downtown - Vignes Lot
Buses to New York leave from 4 stations in Los Angeles.
All bus stations in Los Angeles:
Downtown - Vignes Lot
USC - 3492 S Hope St
800 N Alameda St
1658 N Orange Drive
Where does the bus arrive in New York?
Main arrival station: Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)
Buses arrive in New York at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
All bus stations in New York:
Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)
Port Authority - 301 W 41st St
300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)
GW Bridge Bus Station
7-11 - Jd Foods
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