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Journey Information

New York to Syracuse bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$5.00
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day10
Bus lines7
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Price trends for buses from New York to Syracuse

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JulJul

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Syracuse
4.5
Based on 44 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0

Based on 24 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 52 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.1
Value
3.3
Condition
3.8
Alfonso
5.0
June 11, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Muy bueno
Cons
Menos pasajeros
Nancy
5.0
June 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Quick trip back , it was perfect and included a stop for food.the driver was so very kind and helpful with when we were stopping what times arrivals where he was extremely present one of the best in a long time
Cons
Nothing at this time
Tips
No
Susan
5.0
March 9, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Cheap
Cons
Hygiene
Tips
Lower your standards
Monica
4.0
February 23, 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was fast.
Cons
It didn't depart on time.
Tips
Make sure you are in the right line before departing. There was a bit of confusion.
Nancy
5.0
February 9, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Fast and very helpful
Cons
Your seat I sat in was broken I had to sit in a recliner seat
Tips
No

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.8
Michael
5.0
November 16, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
fast and clean
Cons
Everything is perfect
Tips
Arrive early to the bus station
Urmi
5.0
October 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Timing
Rebecca
5.0
June 29, 2019Business
Pros
It was fairly direct.
Cons
Phone charging outlets

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Trailways NY Pool report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.5
Value
3.8
Condition
4.5
Caitlin
5.0
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
So many people booked it that they put us on a bus going direct (rather than multiple stops as planned)! We arrived at our destination 45 minutes early!
Cons
Seats are cramped, very little leg space. No WiFi which was really frustrating as I told my job that I’d work remotely on my laptop and then couldn’t.
Christopher
5.0
August 5, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
toilet
Matt
4.0
July 17, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The trip was on time, the driver was safe and helpful, and the other customers were fun to chat with, without being overbearing.
Cons
The electrical outlets didn’t work and my phone died. In the modern era, we need those outlets. Not a massive issue, but a disappointment.
Tips
Bring a battery pack.

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.3
Elena
5.0
November 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It came right on time and the driver was very friendly!! He was clear and welcoming.
Cons
It was fine!
Rini
5.0
September 26, 2019Business
Pros
The view was amazing! I love riding bus! The wifi is also very reliable! Best experience of bus riding so far.
Cons
I feel a little bit bumpy in the bus. I believe it will be better if there is an adjusment to the spring system underneath the bus. (Seriously, I don't know anything about vehicle, i just hope the ride could be more amazing if I don't feel the roughness of the bus.
Gwendolyn
4.0
August 10, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Bus driver was friendly & very prompt. Air conditioner was working greatly. Bus driver was very attentive to passengers.
Cons
WiFi
Tips
Prices r very reasonable & it’s easy to get to

Frequently Asked Questions

What bus company has the most daily routes to Syracuse from New York City?

Greyhound has the most daily routes to Syracuse from New York City, with around 17 per day. On average, Greyhound provides 351 trips to Syracuse per month. The ride takes approximately 5 hours and 23 minutes on average, although pending traffic and weather conditions, you can get there in as quickly as 4 hours and 20 minutes. Greyhound tickets for this route average about $35.

Can you take a train from New York to Syracuse?

Four train lines operate between New York City and Syracuse, including Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited and Amtrak Maple Leaf. The earliest train departs New York at 7:00 a.m. EDT, and the last train of the day leaves around 3:00 p.m. Train ticket prices for this route average about $63. The fastest line for this route is the Amtrak Empire Service, which takes around 5 hours and 20 minutes.

Depending on your budget, traveling by bus may be a better option. It is considerably cheaper and there are more departure times that can fit into your schedule.

How far is Syracuse from New York?

New York City is about 259.4 miles (417.5 kilometers) northwest of Syracuse. Traveling by bus, the drive typically takes between 4.5 and 5.5 hours depending on traffic and weather conditions.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Syracuse 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 New York to Syracuse?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $27.45 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Syracuse. Buses from Syracuse to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $27.45 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $25.90 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 195 miles (314 kilometers) from New York to Syracuse. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours, 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from New York to Syracuse for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Syracuse every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 Syracuse; ticket prices start at $53.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Syracuse?

There are 7 bus lines from New York to Syracuse. With 4 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
Adirondack Pool18h 21m$45.66
Greyhound45h 22m$40.43
Megabus35h 52m$21.27
OurBus14h 44m$29.38
Pine Hill Kingston110h 5m$62.00
Trailways NY Pool35h 0m$49.00
Wanda Coach14h 0m$40.00

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Syracuse leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • W 34th St and 11th Ave
  • 95 Canal St
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Syracuse?

Buses arrive in Syracuse at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Syracuse, New York:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir
  • 2042 Erie Blvd E
  • Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave
  • Destiny USA
  • Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt

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