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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from New York to Allentown. Traveling by bus from New York to Allentown usually takes around 3 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance78 mi (126 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$22.99
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Allentown

(Based on 22 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Katherine

April 20, 2024- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Very quick, efficient, clearly well organizied. Cons: Better signage at original bus departure location! It was a bit hard to tell what it was, especially because I had a post sundown bus.

5.0

Nour

December 25, 2023- Solo travel

Greyhound

excellent.

5.0

Elizabeth

April 5, 2023- Vacation

OurBus

Pros: Easy way to get in/out of NYC. CHEAP. Cons: N/A.

5.0

Alyssa

January 16, 2023- Visiting friends

OurBus

The bus driver was much friendlier then from my last trip and he was very efficient in getting us where we needed to go! Very kind to another passenger too when she had issues with her charging port

5.0

Garrett

November 21, 2022- Business

OurBus

Pros: Quick and easy ride that was affordable. Cons: Spacing between seats was a little tight. Enforce headphones only rule.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Allentown cost $35.94 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from New York to Allentown are expected to cost between $33 and $65 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Allentown within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $38. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from New York to Allentown is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $39. If you're planning to take the bus from New York to Allentown during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $47. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 28 days in advance to save up to $36.48.

What bus companies travel from New York to Allentown?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Allentown available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US63h 39m$57.87
Fullington Trailways13h 10m$40.00
Greyhound43h 15m$58.98
OurBus32h 18m$36.97
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 6 trips per day from New York to Allentown, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • 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 4 bus trips from New York to Allentown every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Allentown usually start from $23.

  • 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 $23, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Allentown if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 78 miles from New York to Allentown. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Allentown. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Allentown, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Allentown 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 Allentown; ticket prices start at $50.00.

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. 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.

Allentown

Allentown, aka the Queen City, holds historical significance in Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell is the biggest attraction in town, with travelers coming from across the country to see the famous bell patriots successfully hid during the American Revolution. If you're in tune with art or monumental buildings, the city's museum has over 17,000 works of art that hold the history of the people that lived there.

On a more adventurous note, there is the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, known best for Karting, where you can get your fix at over 40 miles an hour on the quarter-mile track. It has a league of racers that are devoted to becoming the top Karters in the city. Get behind the wheel to give them some competition- or sit back with a drink to watch the races. Looking for a nightlife experience? There are plenty of nightclubs, lounges, and restaurants to keep the party going after dark.

Allentown has a variety of bus companies providing intercity transport, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Martz. Amtrak also provides service from major cities like New Orleans, Newark, and Dallas. Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) station is about 4 miles out from the city, which makes it easy to catch a quick bus or train anywhere.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

New York Midtown (31st St & 8th Ave) Bus stop - NYCGOB2-0

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Main departure station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Buses to Allentown leave from 9 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

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

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • W 31 St, Ave of the Americas

Where does the bus arrive in Allentown?

Main arrival station: Allentown Bus Stop

Buses arrive in Allentown at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Allentown:

  • Allentown Bus Stop

  • PENN DOT Park & Ride

  • Allentown Transportation Center

  • Dorney Park Parking Lot

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