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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from New York to Raleigh. Traveling by bus from New York to Raleigh usually takes around 9 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance423 mi (681 km)
Shortest duration8h 50m
Cheapest price$80.00
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceWanda Coach
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Raleigh

(Based on 36 ratings and reviews)




March 23, 2023- Regular commuter

PandaNY Bus

Pros: The timeliness the stops how they communicate every stop. Cons: Nothing really. Tips: Come early to get a window seat.



March 11, 2023- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

Pros: I arrive 2 hours early to The bus station since it was my first time traveling with Wanda Coach transportation. The lobby was full of people in the seat area but the line ran super fast. I would say that the lobby was not as clean as I hope and something I think not many people were clear is that the online ticket needs to be exchange for a hard copy one on the register area. I think they need someone on the door who welcome people and who is open to explain first time travelers how does Wanda Coach operates. Bathroom were open but not paper in-unit so you need to go back to the register and they can provide you with the amount open toilet paper you need. Also, I don’t think the sink were working and where not by the toilette. I think for the amount of people that travels which is a lot they need better sitting and better bathroom. I would say that the price is good and the bus was clean which it made me feel that the administration for the bus and the register were different since the bus was clean oppose the lobby restroom. I didn’t use the bathroom in the bus because every other 1.5 hours there is a 15 minute break and the stops they choose are huge and CLEAN which makes the experience better. I liked they count the head count after every stop and the driver was very educated. I arrived to my destination about 22 minutes late because in some Of the stops passenger didn’t return to the bus on time which I can’t blame the company on that but again if you are in a hurry maybe this is not for you but if you are looking for decent drivers, that make sure you get decent breaks and you get to your destination then yes. I liked they have night shifts so you can travel while you sleep. Something to add is that some people may have mental issues and you may not be able To sleep as you wish. Overall I will travel with this people again because they bus was clean, the driver care about its passengers. If they add better Charlene experience on the lobby and accommodate thing better I see huge competitive advantage as of now I will say is just alright. Would I recommend it? For the price yes but for the whole thing well I need to think about it. Also, if you are in a group of people and all of you seat together maybe that’s better but remember you don’t get to choose your seat so you might be forced to seat wherever so you might want to ask the register if you guys want to seat together I will say arrive 2-3 hours before so they can consider to accommodate that. Cons: I think the lobby needs to be remodeled, the floors replaced, the seating early is super hard and has not cushion. I will add leather seats that way people can clean it if the wish. Re do the bathrooms and have a nicer look and clean. Tips: If you are in a group arrive 2-3 hours before so you can ask the register to put you at together since the seats are given on site so you can have a good user experience. I will advice to bring money with you so you can buy food or water on the stops. Every other 1.5 hours there is an stop in case you don’t want to use the bathroom in the bus. The places where the bus stops are the cleanest option you will get for a cleaner bathroom. The bus I came in it had usb ports in the roof so I will advice you to have a converter from usb universal to port-c in case you have a cable with port-c in both ends. Driver was super friendly and understanding. I will also ask for a list of stops that way you can learn more about the route something I wish I did. I didn’t check if the wifi was working sorry.



March 10, 2023- Business

Wanda Coach

Pros: It was nice. New sites. Cons: Working WiFi. Tips: None they wouldn’t assume.



December 23, 2022- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Only stopped once



November 24, 2022- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Efficient, other than the seating and the choices of the patron. Good trip. Cons: Seating (pull back). Tips: N\A.

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What bus companies travel from New York to Raleigh?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
PandaNY Bus29h 17m$80.00
Wanda Coach69h 3m$80.00
  • 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 Raleigh, with prices starting from $80.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 6 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $80 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 Raleigh.

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The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 423 miles from New York to Raleigh. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 50 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 New York to Raleigh 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00pm and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Raleigh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Raleigh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from New York to Raleigh without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Raleigh; ticket prices start at $68.00.

City Information

New York


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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.


As an up-and-coming smart city, Raleigh has a wide range of activities that will satisfy all kinds of travelers. One of the most famous destinations in the city is the Neuse River Trail, which boasts 28 miles of a scenic path running through Wake Forest. It goes through not only forests but also wetlands, allowing walkers and cyclists to take a breather from the concrete jungle and be one with nature. Raleigh is also a famous research city, so it makes sense to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With a permanent collection that attracts all ages, including whale skeletons and seahorse diorama, the museum is a great spot that you should not miss out on. If you wish to go shopping the old-fashioned way, the Raleigh City Market, which opened more than a century ago, allows you to meander through various small boutiques.

Raleigh’s reputation as a foodie haven is on a steady rise, and it currently houses five different establishments by chef Ashley Christensen, of which Poole’s Diner is particularly noteworthy. If you are looking for authentic North Carolina-style barbecues, Clyde Cooper’s stands among the most popular choices.

Raleigh’s main bus station is located outside of the city center at 2210 Capital Blvd. The city’s Amtrak station is one of the busiest in the country, and there are daily trains running from Raleigh to New York City, Charlotte and Miami, among other places. The principal airport in the region is the Raleigh–Durham International Airport, which is northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Main departure station: 103 Canal St

New York has two bus stations with service to Raleigh.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 103 Canal St

  • 28 Allen St

Where does the bus arrive in Raleigh?

Main arrival station: 2708 S Saunders St

Buses arrive in Raleigh at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Raleigh:

  • 2708 S Saunders St

  • 1298 Buck Jones Rd (Citgo Gas Station)

  • 3700 New Bern Ave

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