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Journey Information

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

Cheapest price$47.00
Shortest Duration6h 45m
Trips per day6
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Newark to Richmond right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Richmond?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $47.00 was the low point for bus fares from Newark to Richmond. Buses from Richmond to Newark are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $47.00 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 13 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.47 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 39 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 10:00am 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 6 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
Greyhound67h 39m$50.77

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Most buses depart from the main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

All buses from Newark arrive at one main station in Richmond, Virginia:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

Price trends for buses from Newark to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20OctOct

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Newark, NJ to Richmond, VA
4.7
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
4.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.0
Cheryl
5.0
August 7, 2019Business
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
Dezmond
4.0
July 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The seats on both legs of the trip were really wore thus making them a little uncomfortable.

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