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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Raleigh to New York. Traveling by bus from Raleigh to New York usually takes around 10 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 9 hours,

Distance423 mi (681 km)
Shortest duration9h 0m
Cheapest price$60.00
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 25 ratings and reviews)

4.3

5.0

Elvia

November 8, 2021- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Everything. Cons: The bathrooms. Tips: Have fun!

Pros: Everything. Cons: The bathrooms. Tips: Have fun!

5.0

Laura

August 19, 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Very good

Very good

5.0

Marissa

July 31, 2021- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Excellent way to travel. Driver was courteous, it was a spacious vehicle and really enjoyed the ride. We arrived late so timing could improve. Cons: Timing. We were late. Tips: Allow 2 extra hours for arrival time. Delays are expected.

Pros: Excellent way to travel. Driver was courteous, it was a spacious vehicle and really enjoyed the ride. We arrived late so timing could improve. Cons: Timing. We were late. Tips: Allow 2 extra hours for arrival time. Delays are expected.

4.0

Cachet

July 21, 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Arrived and returned safely

Arrived and returned safely

4.0

Tamika

April 30, 2021- Regular commuter

Wanda Coach

Pros: It was comfortable . However, the bus took over two hours I was outside with my children and elderly family . The gas station closed so it was extremely dark. Cons: Arrive timely. Tips: Be prepared to wait for hours.

Pros: It was comfortable . However, the bus took over two hours I was outside with my children and elderly family . The gas station closed so it was extremely dark. Cons: Arrive timely. Tips: Be prepared to wait for hours.

Raleigh to New York Route Map

Raleigh New York

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

$68.55 is the average price of a bus ticket from Raleigh 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

$90$60$30NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Raleigh to New York is expected to range from $66 to $79. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $67. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $66 and can be found on December 7, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $65 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Raleigh to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $74 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $24.37 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Raleigh to New York?

There are 4 bus lines from Raleigh to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 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 US210h 23m$90.00
Greyhound911h 51m$85.53
PandaNY Bus29h 9m$62.93
Wanda Coach49h 53m$63.45
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Raleigh to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 9 bus trips from Raleigh to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 51 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 Raleigh 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 4 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 Raleigh and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Raleigh 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 from Raleigh to New York?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 423 miles from Raleigh to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 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.

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

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in New York. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Raleigh?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Raleigh to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 14 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 Raleigh to New York; ticket prices start at $84.00.

City Information

Raleigh

As an up-and-coming smart city, Raleigh has a wide range of activities that will satisfy all kinds of travelers. One of the most famous destinations in the city is the Neuse River Trail, which boasts 28 miles of a scenic path running through Wake Forest. It goes through not only forests but also wetlands, allowing walkers and cyclists to take a breather from the concrete jungle and be one with nature. Raleigh is also a famous research city, so it makes sense to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With a permanent collection that attracts all ages, including whale skeletons and seahorse diorama, the museum is a great spot that you should not miss out on. If you wish to go shopping the old-fashioned way, the Raleigh City Market, which opened more than a century ago, allows you to meander through various small boutiques.

Raleigh’s reputation as a foodie haven is on a steady rise, and it currently houses five different establishments by chef Ashley Christensen, of which Poole’s Diner is particularly noteworthy. If you are looking for authentic North Carolina-style barbecues, Clyde Cooper’s stands among the most popular choices.

Raleigh’s main bus station is located outside of the city center at 2210 Capital Blvd. The city’s Amtrak station is one of the busiest in the country, and there are daily trains running from Raleigh to New York City, Charlotte and Miami, among other places. The principal airport in the region is the Raleigh–Durham International Airport, which is northwest of Downtown.

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 Raleigh?

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Departure stations

The Bus Terminal on Capital Blvd connects Raleigh to other major cities via bus routes on Greyhound and Southeastern Stages. Popular routes from this station head to Atlanta, New York City, and Washington, DC. Restrooms and a snack bar are available within the station, along with a comfortable seating area. Although the bus terminal is about 2 miles northeast of downtown, local public transit stops right outside the station provide easy access to the rest of Raleigh.

All bus stations in Raleigh:

  • Bus Terminal - 2210 Capital Blvd

  • 2708 S Saunders St

  • 1298 Buck Jones Rd (Citgo Gas Station)

  • 3700 New Bern Ave

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Arrival stations

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

  • 103 Canal St

  • 28 Allen St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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