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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Newark to Jacksonville. Traveling by bus from Newark to Jacksonville usually takes around 29 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 23 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance832 mi (1339 km)
Shortest duration23h 40m
Cheapest price$111.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Jacksonville?

$121.54 is the average price of a bus ticket from Newark to Jacksonville. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good 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

$150$100$50MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Newark to Jacksonville is expected to range from $115 to $150. If you are looking to travel to Jacksonville within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $122. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $115 and can be found on June 3, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $115 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Jacksonville in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $161 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

$225$180$135$90$453020100

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 25 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $99.46 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Jacksonville?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Newark to Jacksonville. Greyhound is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound21d 5h 27m$135.04
  • 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 2 bus trips from Newark to Jacksonville every day, with the average journey taking around 29 hours and 27 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Jacksonville usually start from $111.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Newark to Jacksonville 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 Newark to Jacksonville?

The bus takes an average of 29 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 832 miles from Newark to Jacksonville. However, the fastest bus only takes 23 hours and 40 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Newark to Jacksonville for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Newark?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Jacksonville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Newark to Jacksonville. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newark, NJ to Jacksonville, FL; ticket prices start at $121.00.

City Information

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Jacksonville

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Jacksonville, or simply "Jax," is the largest city by area in the continental United States. Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, this sunny city along the St Johns River also boasts 22 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, coastal cuisine, and many historic neighborhoods to explore.

Natural beauty is king in Jacksonville, and where better to soak in some of the Sunshine State's outdoor wonders than the beach? Try Little Talbot Island for beachcombing or fishing, Big Talbot Island for exploring wetlands and marshes, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for surfing. If you don't have the patience for birdwatching in the wild, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let you get up-close and personal with over 2,400 animals.

To take a break from the sun's rays, head indoors to one of Jacksonville's many eclectic museums. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens combines European-inspired gardens with an impressive collection of fine art, while the Museum of Science and History is worth a stop for its planetarium alone. On Saturdays, you wouldn’t want to miss the Riverside Arts Market where artisans and farmers set up stalls along the river, and you can catch live music, food trucks and even free yoga.

Jacksonville is easily accessed by air, train, or bus, and connects Florida to locations throughout the South. Amtrak's Jacksonville train station is located in the northern outskirts of the city, and most bus service in and out of Jacksonville conveniently departs from the JTA Intercity Bus Terminal in the heart of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

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Main departure station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

Where does the bus arrive in Jacksonville?

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Main arrival station: JTA Intercity Bus Terminal

The modern, light-filled Intercity Bus Terminal at 1111 W Forsyth Street in Jacksonville helps travelers reach destinations throughout Florida and the Southern United States. Bus service to and from Jacksonville’s primary station is operated by Red Coach, Greyhound, and Jefferson Lines. The station is located in the downtown business district and, as the city’s central transportation hub, includes connections to the Skyway monorail as well as rental bike services and taxi services. You’ll find a cafe and grill onsite so you can grab a meal or take snacks to go.

All bus stations in Jacksonville:

  • JTA Intercity Bus Terminal

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