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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Silver Spring to New York. Traveling by bus from Silver Spring to New York usually takes around 8 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance200 mi (321 km)
Shortest duration4h 10m
Cheapest price$23.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Silver Spring to New York

(Based on 32 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Carlos

March 1, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Everything. Cons: More routes towards silver spring.

Pros: Everything. Cons: More routes towards silver spring.

4.0

Dawn

February 23, 2022- Business

Peter Pan Lines

We arrived early despite departing late

We arrived early despite departing late

5.0

Myrlande

February 12, 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I was a safe. Cons: Nothing at all. Tips: Will do.

Pros: I was a safe. Cons: Nothing at all. Tips: Will do.

5.0

Isiah

January 3, 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Easy and didn’t have to transfer buses

Easy and didn’t have to transfer buses

5.0

Sahadev

December 30, 2021- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Nice. Cons: N/A.

Pros: Nice. Cons: N/A.

How much is a bus ticket from Silver Spring to New York?

$35.45 is the average price of a bus ticket from Silver Spring to New York. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Silver Spring to New York is expected to range from $32 to $47. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $37. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $32 and can be found on June 16, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in December. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Silver Spring to New York in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $38 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $14.93 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Silver Spring to New York?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Silver Spring to New York that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound511h 52m$36.92
Peter Pan Lines34h 11m$45.20
  • 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 performs about 5 bus trips from Silver Spring to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 52 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $23.

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  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 3 bus trips every day during the week and 3 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Silver Spring and New York, offering bus tickets as low as $39.

Frequently Asked Questions

What buses go to New York City from Silver Spring?

The 2 bus companies that travel between New York City and Silver Spring are Greyhound and Peter Pan. Between the two, they offer 16 trips per day, with an average travel time between 4 hours 20 minutes and 6 hours 30 minutes.

What is the cheapest way to get from Silver Spring to New York?

The cheapest way to get from Silver Spring to New York is by Greyhound, with an average ticket price of $23. Peter Pan is slightly more expensive, averaging $28 per ticket. In terms of other travel modes, there is no train available for this route, and flights generally cost between $115 and $200, making a bus the clear cheapest option.

Is there a direct bus between Silver Spring and New York?

Yes, there is direct bus service between Silver Spring and New York City. Both Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines offer direct trips, which generally take about 4 hours 30 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Silver Spring to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

How long is the bus ride from Silver Spring to New York?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 200 miles from Silver Spring to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 10 minutes. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Silver Spring?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Silver Spring to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve New York each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Silver Spring to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Silver Spring

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Silver Spring is a small town that allows you to unwind and enjoy a simple holiday away from the large cities. It is blessed with amazing green areas and parks, of which the Wheaton Regional Park offers a wonderful playground for children. If you are into culturally-inclined activities, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, which is a restored 1930s-era theatre, will provide a memorable experience. As you stroll around town, don’t forget to visit Washington D.C. Northern Boundary Stone, which is one of the oldest federal monuments.

For eats, Abol Ethiopian offers a unique Ethiopian twist for your dinner. If you wish to enjoy fresh seafood, check out Crisfield Seafood.

The busiest bus station in Silver Spring is the bus terminal at 8100 Fenton St, which welcomes buses operated by Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. There are no Amtrak trains that serve Silver Spring. Also, the city does not have its own dedicated airport but its close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore make it easy to fly in and out of either the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

New York

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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.

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 Silver Spring?

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

The Bus Terminal at 8100 Fenton St in Silver Springs is a hub of intercity bus transportation for Greyhound. The station building is not huge, but it does have restrooms and vending machines inside, along with a counter to speak with Greyhound customer service staff. The station is conveniently located in the downtown area, surrounded by restaurants and convenience stores. Popular destinations from this station include New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.

All bus stations in Silver Spring:

  • Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

  • Silver Spring Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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