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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Newark to Atlanta. Traveling by bus from Newark to Atlanta usually takes around 19 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 18 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance740 mi (1191 km)
Shortest duration18h 20m
Cheapest price$67.48
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Newark to Atlanta

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

John

April 21, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The drivers are make sure all safety measures were adhered too. Wifi was excellent good moves. Cons: The rest room sometimes can be stinging, and the driver Atlanta was a bit rude sometimes. Tips: Traveling with greyhound is safe.

4.0

Sirisha

July 9, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Apart from the breakdown of the bus and the delay, it was pleasant and ok. Thank you. Cons: Nothing in particular. Tips: Nothing in particular.

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Atlanta?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Atlanta cost $90.69 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50JunJun

If you're planning to travel by bus from Newark to Atlanta in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $96 to $140. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 25, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Atlanta this week, bus tickets are available starting at $101.

Monthly avg. prices

$150$120$90$60$30JASONDJFMAMJ
Bus tickets from Newark to Atlanta are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $103. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $143, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 21 days in advance to save $75.55 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Atlanta?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Newark to Atlanta 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
FlixBus US419h 50m$127.34
Greyhound520h 2m$130.84
  • 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 4 trips per day from Newark to Atlanta, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 Newark to Atlanta every day, with the average journey taking around 20 hours and 2 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlanta usually start from $67.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 19 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 740 miles from Newark to Atlanta. However, the fastest bus only takes 18 hours and 20 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Atlanta 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.

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 Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Newark to Atlanta; ticket prices start at $102.00.

City Information

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-1

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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.

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Main departure station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

Most buses depart from the main station in Newark.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St - ATLGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • MARTA Civic Center

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