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Bus Trip Information: Bethesda to New York

There are usually 16 daily bus trips available from Bethesda to New York. Traveling by bus from Bethesda to New York usually takes 4 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest Tripper Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 35.3 minutes.

Distance203 mi (326 km)
Shortest duration3h 35m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceVamoose
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Bethesda to New York

(Based on 110 ratings and reviews)




November 23, 2023- Visiting family





November 6, 2023- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: It was fast and smooth. Cons: More bus on the route.



November 3, 2023- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: Ahead of schedule and a clean bus. That’s all I ask and you delivered in spades. Cons: Make other passengers quieter? It’s a bus; I got everything I expected and more from this trip. Tips: Temper your expectations, it’s a bus. A nice bus, but still a bus.



September 23, 2023- Visiting friends

Tripper Bus

It was comfy, and delays came with warnings and were for a logical reason outside their control (heavy rain/bad weather).


Ana P

July 21, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: Everything about it. Cons: More departing locations, like Westchester County. 😉. Tips: Make sure you arrive in time, love the punctuality.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Bethesda and New York cost $30.77, on average. This is a great bargain given the length of the route. Booking your trip at least 24 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $25.49 more.

Average prices by travel date


The average cost of a one-way bus trip from Bethesda to New York is expected to fluctuate between $25 and $60 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a bus trip to New York in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Bethesda is $25.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from Bethesda to New York often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in October when the average ticket price is only $38. If you're thinking of traveling from Bethesda to New York during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $47 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your bus trip from Bethesda to New York, book online with Wanderu at least 24 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $25.49 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

What bus companies travel from Bethesda to New York?

There are 6 bus lines from Bethesda to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Vamoose 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 US24h 32m$40.07
Tripper Bus44h 10m$51.89
Tripper Bus Elite14h 8m$71.22
Vamoose54h 0m$50.34
Vamoose Gold14h 0m$75.52
Washington Deluxe44h 15m$47.36
  • 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 2 trips per day from Bethesda to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Tripper Bus is a bus service based in the New York City area, offering high-quality bus rides at affordable costs. The company provides intercity bus transportation between NYC and Arlington, VA, and Bethesda, MD. The service is famous for its cheap tickets, convenient travel times, and great amenities, including free WiFi, electrical outlets, and entertainment services. The carrier's buses pull up close to transit stops, making it extra convenient for you to move around.

  • Tripper Bus Elite is a luxury passenger bus service between New York City and the suburbs within the Washington, DC metro area. Anyone looking to travel in comfort between the Big Apple and the nation's capital can connect between Midtown Manhattan and either Bethesda or Arlington. Seats onboard Tripper Bus Elite vehicles are leather recliners with extra wide seats, tray tables, and extra legroom. Passengers have onboard WiFi, complimentary bottled water, and electrical power outlets in every row.

  • Vamoose is a well-established bus line based in New York City and operates an average of 5 trips from Bethesda to New York every day. WiFi and power outlets keep you connected and make the 4 hours and 0 minutes of the journey fly by. Most Vamoose trips from Bethesda depart from Waverly Parking Garage and arrive at Penn Station - W 30th Street in New York.

  • Vamoose Gold is a premium bus service operated by Vamoose. The Vamoose Gold fleet is made up of business-class coaches, which have 36 seats rather than the typical 54. This extra space allows for more legroom, wider seats, and comfortable reclining. Vamoose Gold goes above and beyond with power outlets and reading lights at every seat, complimentary WiFi, free movies to download to your mobile device, and water bottles for each passenger. Travel from Bethesda to New York in luxury without breaking the bank on Vamoose Gold.

  • Washington Deluxe is committed to providing passengers safety and comfort on its routes between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Each bus features a wide range of luxury amenities such as free onboard WiFi and electrical outlets to stay well-connected. Washington Deluxe usually offers 4 bus trips from Bethesda to New York every day, with ticket prices as low as .

Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to travel from Bethesda to NYC is by bus. Traveling by train would require you to commute into Washington, DC, and Amtrak tickets between DC and New York are expensive — averaging about $113. For contrast, bus tickets between Bethesda and New York City average just $37.

That said, if a speedy trip is more important to you than price, a train may be a better option. Most Amtrak trips average between 3 and 3.5 hours, whereas a bus trip is closer to 4.5 hours.

In terms of flights, nonstop options cost more than $100, with an average travel time of about 1 hour 15 minutes. Combined with the time it would take you to get to commute to the airport and get through security, it would probably take as long as a bus or train trip, making it the least appealing option of the three.

Since the typical travel time from Bethesda to New York is about 4 hours and 30 minutes, it doesn’t make for a very good day-trip. The first bus of the day departs at 5:00 a.m., and the last return trip departs New York around 7:00 p.m., meaning a day-trip would be possible if you had an appointment or a meeting. That said, you’d be in for a lot of time on the bus, and would probably be better off staying overnight.

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 203 miles from Bethesda to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 35.3 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Buses departing from Bethesda to New York tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bethesda to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Bethesda to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Bethesda to New York without transferring.

City Information


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Bethesda is among the most affluent communities in the U.S., and its top-tier attractions show it! For music fans, don't miss out on Strathmore, which has been the most popular non-profit music center in the city for over 30 years. The concert hall also features a beautiful garden with sculptures and a pavilion, perfect to add to your Instagram feed. The next destination on your list should be Round House Theater, which offers fantastic performances by talented youths. Finally, Cabin John Regional Park will be the perfect choice for a relaxing walk in nature.

When it comes to foods, Bethesda can satisfy even the most discerning foodie. Don't miss out on top-notch Mexican dishes at Gringos and Mariachis, which boasts an upscale setting. If you enjoy mussels and beers, definitely check out Mussel Bar and Grille, which offers both of these delicacies.

Bethesda is accessible by intercity bus from destinations including New York, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Air travel arrives at the Washington Reagan National Airport, only 9.7 miles away from the city. Other convenient airport options are Washington Dulles and Baltimore.

New York


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bethesda?

Main departure station: 4681 Willow Ln

Buses to New York leave from 3 stations in Bethesda.

All bus stations in Bethesda:

  • 4681 Willow Ln

  • Waverly Parking Garage

  • 4550 Montgomery Ave

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: Opp 320 W 31st St/btwn 8th & 9th Ave.

Buses arrive in New York at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Opp 320 W 31st St/btwn 8th & 9th Ave.

  • Penn Station - W 30th Street

  • 40 Empire Blvd

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

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