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Journey Information

New York, NY to Columbia, SC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$60.00
Shortest Duration13h 30m
Trips per day8
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Columbia 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Columbia?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $60.00 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Columbia. Buses from Columbia to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $60.00 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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $64.74 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 15 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 603 miles (970 kilometers) from New York, NY to Columbia, SC. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 30 minutes. 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?

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Columbia, book your ticket for the last day 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 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Columbia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Columbia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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, NY to Columbia, SC; ticket prices start at $110.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Columbia?

There are 3 bus lines from New York, New York to Columbia, South Carolina. With 6 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
Greyhound620h 13m$139.49
PandaNY Bus113h 45m$60.00
Wanda Coach213h 30m$60.67

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Columbia leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 103 Canal St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 19 Allen St

Where does the bus arrive in Columbia?

Buses arrive in Columbia at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Columbia, South Carolina:

  • Bus Terminal - 710-A Buckner Rd
  • 1729 Broad River Rd
  • 1929 Broad River Rd

Price trends for buses from New York to Columbia

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Columbia, SC
4.5
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with PandaNY Bus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.0
Value
4.7
Condition
4.3
Max
5.0
March 8, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Very nice bus and clean
Cons
Nice
Tips
Whose a nice trip
Melany
5.0
December 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Various stops to buy food or use rest room the driver drove very well and was very friendly some drivers are mean
Tips
Bring a pillow come ontime for good seat n toilet paper sanitizer
Ernest
4.0
May 31, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I like that the bus was clean , on time & had WiFi .
Cons
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Tips
Sit back & relax .

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Wanda Coach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.0
Staff
2.0
Value
3.0
Condition
3.0
Ellen
4.0
May 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Overall it was an acceptable trip for the ticket cost.
Cons
1. It should be stated on the Wanderu ticket purchase that I will have a seat assigned to me upon check in. I wanted to sit more toward the front of the bus, because of a health condition called Vertigo. It wasn’t until I went to sit in a seat toward the front of the bu...More
Tips
Become informed prior to a ticket purchase. Wanda Bus Lines is located in China Town NYC. It may be Asian owned and/or operated. Therefore the Asian population seems to take priority over other races. ie: all the front seats on the bus were occupied by Asians.

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