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Journey Information

There are 22 intercity buses per day from New York to Raleigh. Traveling by bus from New York to Raleigh usually takes around 10 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance423 mi (681 km)
Shortest duration8h 40m
Cheapest price$60.00
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Raleigh, NC

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Willie James

October 9, 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Not Bad Service, I'd travel via your company if I had to. Tips: Make Sure you get to the station on time before other Travelers line up for boarding.

Pros: Not Bad Service, I'd travel via your company if I had to. Tips: Make Sure you get to the station on time before other Travelers line up for boarding.

5.0

Marissa

August 2, 2021- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Great staff, safe driver. Cons: Communication during traveling. The stops are not clearly announced. Tips: Give yourself about 2 extra hours for delayed arrival.

Pros: Great staff, safe driver. Cons: Communication during traveling. The stops are not clearly announced. Tips: Give yourself about 2 extra hours for delayed arrival.

4.0

Robert

July 2, 2021- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: The driver was very profeccional.l felt secure with his driving. Even that was raining the entire trip. Cons: Some of your driver dont speek fluit engles.with a screem in your bus will be easy to know what will be your stop.

Pros: The driver was very profeccional.l felt secure with his driving. Even that was raining the entire trip. Cons: Some of your driver dont speek fluit engles.with a screem in your bus will be easy to know what will be your stop.

5.0

Marissa

June 28, 2021- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: The staff made it a point to be on time and the bus was surprisingly new, comfortable and clean for Panda NY. Good timing arriving in North Carolina. Cons: More accurate estimates for arrival time. Tips: Give yourself plenty of time to arrive to your destination...

Pros: The staff made it a point to be on time and the bus was surprisingly new, comfortable and clean for Panda NY. Good timing arriving in North Carolina. Cons: More accurate estimates for arrival time. Tips: Give yourself plenty of time to arrive to your destination. Don’t book with a time limit.

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5.0

Diane

June 27, 2021- Business

Wanda Coach

Pros: Fresh and clean no noise. Tips: The phone jacks are bad no one on the bus couldn't charge their phone.

Pros: Fresh and clean no noise. Tips: The phone jacks are bad no one on the bus couldn't charge their phone.

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

$65.98 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Raleigh. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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 Raleigh is expected to range from $67 to $75. If you are looking to travel to Raleigh within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $69. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $67 and can be found on November 14, 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 $65 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Raleigh in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $73 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $10.05 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Raleigh?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Raleigh. With 11 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 US28h 58m$90.00
Greyhound1112h 33m$80.39
PandaNY Bus39h 5m$60.00
Wanda Coach69h 8m$60.00
  • 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 11 bus trips from New York to Raleigh every day, with the average journey taking around 12 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Raleigh usually start from $75.

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  • 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 Raleigh, with prices starting from $60.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    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 $60 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Raleigh 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 10 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 423 miles from New York to Raleigh. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 40 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.

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 New York?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Raleigh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 22 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Raleigh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 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 Raleigh; ticket prices start at $77.00.

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.

Raleigh

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?

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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:

  • 103 Canal St

  • 28 Allen St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Raleigh?

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Arrival stations

The Bus Terminal on Capital Blvd connects Raleigh to other major cities via bus routes on Greyhound and Southeastern Stages. Popular routes from this station head to Atlanta, New York City, and Washington, DC. Restrooms and a snack bar are available within the station, along with a comfortable seating area. Although the bus terminal is about 2 miles northeast of downtown, local public transit stops right outside the station provide easy access to the rest of Raleigh.

Bus stations in Raleigh:

  • 1298 Buck Jones Rd (Citgo Gas Station)

  • 2708 S Saunders St

  • 3700 New Bern Ave

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