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Journey Information

There are 25 intercity buses per day from Durham to New York. Traveling by bus from Durham to New York usually takes around 11 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance420 mi (676 km)
Shortest duration8h 15m
Cheapest price$37.98
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Durham, NC to New York, NY

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Melissa

July 17, 2021 - Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: It was faster than I thought and the bus was quiet most of the night. Cons: No complaints. Tips: Pack a light blanket it gets chilling.

Pros: It was faster than I thought and the bus was quiet most of the night. Cons: No complaints. Tips: Pack a light blanket it gets chilling.

5.0

Bibi

July 7, 2021 - Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: On Time departure and arrival. Breaks were nicely times. Cons: Add wifi and a bit more seat space. Tips: Be respectful to other passengers and to the Driver.

Pros: On Time departure and arrival. Breaks were nicely times. Cons: Add wifi and a bit more seat space. Tips: Be respectful to other passengers and to the Driver.

4.0

Cindy

June 7, 2021 - Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Straight forward

Straight forward

5.0

Shadasia

June 3, 2021 - Vacation

Wanda Coach

Pros: Fast And Comfortable And Great Timing. Cons: The Bathrooms. Tips: Keep mask on due to overcrow.

Pros: Fast And Comfortable And Great Timing. Cons: The Bathrooms. Tips: Keep mask on due to overcrow.

4.0

Judith

May 23, 2021 - Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: I liked how we had our own row of seats and the A/C was turned on. Cons: The driver was rude at the beginning. When I asked a question he brushed me off leaving me very confused. Needs to work on his communication skills which would help improve his language barr...

Pros: I liked how we had our own row of seats and the A/C was turned on. Cons: The driver was rude at the beginning. When I asked a question he brushed me off leaving me very confused. Needs to work on his communication skills which would help improve his language barrier.

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

$61.25 is the average price of a bus ticket from Durham to New York. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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 Durham to New York is expected to range from $64 to $67. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $64. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $64 and can be found on September 23, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $46 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Durham to New York in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $70 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $29.28 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Durham to New York?

There are 4 bus lines from Durham to New York. With 10 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US310h 22m$66.15
Greyhound1018h 16m$81.40
PandaNY Bus59h 16m$60.00
Wanda Coach79h 33m$60.00
  • 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 10 bus trips from Durham to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 18 hours and 16 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $75.

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  • 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. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Durham to New York, with prices starting from $60.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 7 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $60 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Durham and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Durham 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 420 miles from Durham to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 15 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to New York at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Durham?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Durham to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 25 scheduled buses that travel from Durham to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Durham to New York; ticket prices start at $84.00.

City Information

Durham

Durham is a little treasure cove for all fans of history and the United States’ heritage. The first and foremost thing you should try out is go on a hike on one of the city’s iconic trails. For a more traditional hiking experience, try the Eno River Trail. If you wish to enjoy a more unique experience, the American Tobacco Trail will be a better choice, as it follows the old CSX railroad. For those who want to explore the city’s rich history, check out the Stagville Plantation, which is now a museum dedicated to the city’s antebellum history, offering a unique historical perspective.

Durham’s food scene is vibrant and exciting. Fans of seafood will definitely be amazed at how fresh and delicious the seafood at Mateo Bar de Tapas is. If you wish to try out Italian eats with a twist, check out Devil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.

The main bus station is the Transportation Center located at 515 W Pettigrew St in Downtown Durham. From there, you can take a bus to New York, Richmond, Washington D.C., and dozens of other destinations across the country. The main Amtrak train station in Durham is located around the corner from the bus stop at 601 W Main St. Durham is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian and Piedmont lines. The city’s air services are handled by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of the city.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Durham?

Departure stations

The intercity bus terminal at 515 W Pettigrew St is part of the Durham Station Transportation Center. The modern curved glass building is a hub for local public transportation throughout Durham, as well as bus service on Greyhound going to other cities like Charlotte and Atlanta . The station does have several levels and bus bays, so pay close attention to signage and be sure to board the correct bus. The convenient downtown location of the station means it is a short walk to Durham’s Amtrak train station, as well as the best restaurants, museums, and hotels in the city.

Bus stations in Durham:

  • 2724 Guess Rd

  • 2918 Guess Rd

  • 3454 Hillsborough Rd

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Arrival stations

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

Bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 28 Allen St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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

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