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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Newark to Richmond. Traveling by bus from Newark to Richmond usually takes around 7 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance282 mi (453 km)
Shortest duration6h 35m
Cheapest price$30.98
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Newark to Richmond

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.4

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.

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.

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Richmond?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Richmond cost $52.15 on average. Tickets cheaper than $52.15 are an excellent bargain. 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

$90$60$30JulJul

If you're planning to travel by bus from Newark to Richmond in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $47 to $81. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 8, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Richmond this week, bus tickets are available starting at $54.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Newark to Richmond, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $62. However, taking the bus from Newark to Richmond during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $73. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

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 26 days in advance to save up to $59.75.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Richmond?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Newark to Richmond that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US67h 52m$81.59
Greyhound67h 24m$71.99
  • 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 6 trips per day from Newark to Richmond, 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 6 bus trips from Newark to Richmond every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Richmond usually start from $33.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 282 miles from Newark to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 35 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.

Because many passengers travel from Newark to Richmond at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Richmond, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

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

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 Richmond; ticket prices start at $45.00.

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.

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 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 Richmond?

Main arrival station: 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Richmond.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

  • Main St Station Plaza

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