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Journey Information

Newark, NJ to Richmond, VA bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$50.00
Shortest duration6h 45m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Newark to Richmond 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 much is a bus ticket from Newark to Richmond?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $50.00 was the low point for bus fares from Newark to Richmond. Buses from Richmond to Newark are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $50.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $13.66 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 282 miles (453 kilometers) from Newark, NJ to Richmond, VA. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Richmond 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, NJ to Richmond, VA; ticket prices start at $41.00.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Richmond?

There is one bus company that operates from Newark to Richmond. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound58h 36m$51.58

Book Greyhound from Newark to Richmond from $50. There are 5 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Newark to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay $52 for a Greyhound ticket to Richmond. In Newark, Greyhound departs to Richmond from Penn Station, In Richmond, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd, An average trip on Greyhound from Newark to Richmond takes 8 hours and 36 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Richmond in 6 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $52 for a weekend trip to Richmond.

Price trends for buses from Newark to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AprMay

Monthly average prices

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Newark, NJ to Richmond, VA

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Cheryl

August 7, 2019 - Business

Greyhound

Pros: Greyhound is not a good way of transportation, they strand the people often and offer no compensation. Cons: Greyhound needs to do better! Tips: Look into another bus, Mega, FlixBus, Bolt. Pros: Greyhound is not a good way of transportation, they strand the people often and offer no compensation. Cons: Greyhound needs to do better! Tips: Look into another bus, Mega, FlixBus, Bolt.

4.0

Dezmond

July 11, 2019 - Visiting family

Greyhound

The seats on both legs of the trip were really wore thus making them a little uncomfortable. The seats on both legs of the trip were really wore thus making them a little uncomfortable.

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