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Newark - Durham Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Newark to Durham. Traveling by bus from Newark to Durham usually takes around 12 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance416 mi (669 km)
Shortest duration10h 20m
Cheapest price$51.48
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Durham?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Durham cost $69.37 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

$135$90$45JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Newark to Durham is expected to be between $66 and $127. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 30, 2024, when tickets are available for July 30, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $69.

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25ASONDJFMAMJJ
Bus tickets from Newark to Durham are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $66. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $104, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 27 days in advance to save up to $89.93.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Durham?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Newark to Durham that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US312h 3m$115.29
Greyhound412h 20m$96.10
  • 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 3 trips per day from Newark to Durham, 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 4 bus trips from Newark to Durham every day, with the average journey taking around 12 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Durham usually start from $51.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 416 miles from Newark to Durham. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Durham. 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, 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.

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

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Durham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Durham; ticket prices start at $87.00.

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.

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.

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 Durham?

Main arrival station: Durham Transportation Center - Bus Bay T

All buses from Newark arrive at one main station in Durham.

All bus stations in Durham:

  • Durham Transportation Center - Bus Bay T

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