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Journey Information

There are 40 intercity buses per day from New York to Baltimore. Traveling by bus from New York to Baltimore usually takes around 3 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance169 mi (273 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$17.99
Trips per day36
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Baltimore, MD

(Based on 113 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

priscilla

October 23, 2021- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Cell phone chargers

Cell phone chargers

4.0

Camille

October 1, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Driver drove safely

Driver drove safely

5.0

Ben Prasad

September 29, 2021- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: On time. Cons: Electric circuits were not working. Tips: Best option.

Pros: On time. Cons: Electric circuits were not working. Tips: Best option.

5.0

oscar

September 1, 2021- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

On time

On time

5.0

Carmen

August 14, 2021- Visiting family

OurBus

My trip was relaxing and very interesting.

My trip was relaxing and very interesting.

New York to Baltimore Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from New York to Baltimore?

$23.91 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Baltimore. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Baltimore is expected to range from $26 to $31. If you are looking to travel to Baltimore within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $26. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $26 and can be found on November 3, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $27 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Baltimore in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $35 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $10.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Baltimore?

There are 6 bus lines from New York to Baltimore. With 13 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US73h 29m$24.07
Greyhound134h 15m$40.24
OurBus53h 35m$25.09
PandaNY Bus53h 16m$35.00
Peter Pan Lines63h 20m$38.78
Wanda Coach53h 15m$25.00
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 13 bus trips from New York to Baltimore every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Baltimore usually start from $35.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $24, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Baltimore if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Baltimore, with prices starting from $35.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 6 bus trips every day during the week and 8 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Baltimore, offering bus tickets as low as $36.
  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $25 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of New York and Baltimore.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest bus from NYC to Baltimore?

The cheapest bus from NYC to Baltimore is usually OurBus. The average price of an OurBus ticket is about $13. However, OurBus only offers 1 daily trip, so purchase in advance because tickets might sell out. CoachRun is the next cheapest option, averaging around $14 from New York City to Baltimore. Expect to pay more for a weekend trip traveling in either direction.

Is there a train from New York City to Baltimore?

Yes, there is a train from New York City to Baltimore, with an average of 68 scheduled trips per day. However, traveling by bus may be a better option.

Bus trips from New York to Baltimore take as little as 2 hours 15 minutes, close to the same time as it takes the fastest train to reach Baltimore, and typically cost around $14 — far less than the average train ticket cost of $111.

What is the best way to get from New York to Baltimore?

The best way to get from New York to Baltimore is probably by bus. Although most trains take less time to reach Baltimore from New York than buses do, they still typically take around 2 hours and 39 minutes, and some bus trips run as fast as 2 hours and 15 minutes depending on weather and traffic.

The cheapest average train ticket costs $111, whereas you can usually get a bus ticket for around $14. Flights are also more expensive, costing at least $100, although a direct flight just takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Baltimore 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 long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 169 miles from New York to Baltimore. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

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

Because many passengers travel from New York to Baltimore 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Baltimore, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 40 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Baltimore every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 36 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 New York to Baltimore; ticket prices start at $26.00.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

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Departure stations

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Bus stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • 103 Canal St

  • 28 Allen St

  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

Where does the bus arrive in Baltimore?

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Arrival stations

The bus terminal located at 2110 Haines St is the main bus station in Baltimore. Opened in 2016, the station serves as the main stop near Downtown Baltimore for the two largest bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city – Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. The station is served by only one line of Baltimore’s transit bus network. However, a connection is also available to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County bus system. As there aren’t many food options near the Baltimore Bus Terminal, we suggest bringing your own sandwich if you think you’ll get hungry during your trip.

Bus stations in Baltimore:

  • 400 Ponca St.

  • 1200 Ponca Street

  • 5501 O'Donnell St Cut-off

  • White Marsh Mall - Boscov's Parking Lot

  • 4701 O'Donnell St

  • 1578 Maryland Ave (near Marc-Penn Station)

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