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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from New York to Fairfax. Traveling by bus from New York to Fairfax usually takes around 4 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest BestBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance218 mi (350 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price$27.00
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceBestBus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Fairfax

(Based on 212 ratings and reviews)




October 11, 2023


not alot of ppl on the bus



October 8, 2023- Visiting family

Go Buses

Pros: Bus was comfortable. Cons: Make provision for selection of seats and be on time please.



October 2, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: My bus trip was very smooth. Bus is on time. I am very happy with my trip. Cons: All is good.



October 1, 2023- Visiting family


Pleasant trip to NYC



September 29, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: Good bus. Cons: So happy. Tips: Glad good person.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Fairfax cost $39.78 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from New York to Fairfax in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $35 to $44. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on December 12, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Fairfax this week, bus tickets are available starting at $36.

Monthly average prices

If you're planning on taking a bus from New York to Fairfax, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $39 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 29 days in advance to save up to $9.56.

What bus companies travel from New York to Fairfax?

There are 3 bus lines from New York to Fairfax available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, BestBus 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
BestBus54h 17m$45.83
BestBus Prime14h 11m$61.70
Go Buses24h 0m$41.45
  • BestBus is known for offering affordable bus tickets to destinations across the Northeast, including New York and Fairfax, with 5 daily trips on average. BestBus is green-certified, offers free Wi-Fi and water onboard, and earned the #1 spot as a Students' Favorite and a Commuters’ Favorite in the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Awards.

  • BestBus Prime is the luxury bus service offered by BestBus, delivering a business class-level of service throughout the Northeast. BestBus Prime provides free water to all passengers, free Wi-Fi, squeaky-clean restrooms, and 110V outlets under every seat. So relax in comfortable, extra-wide leather seats, stretch out in the extra legroom, and enjoy free movie streaming while BestBus Prime takes you to your destination.

  • GoBuses is a popular bus company with cheap tickets on various routes across the Northeast, including stops in New York and Fairfax. GoBuses’ top priority is providing reliable, safe travel for all passengers with an average of 2 trips on this route per day. The carrier also offers onboard amenities for your comfort, including extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean restrooms on every bus, and power outlets at your seat.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 buses that go from New York City to Fairfax: BestBus, Go Buses and BestBus Prime. The cheapest of those is BestBus, with an average price of $25 per ticket. Both BestBus and GoBuses offer 3 trips per day, and all 3 buses have an average travel time of 4 hours. BestBus Prime is a luxury bus, equipped with wide leather seats and more legroom, which is what accounts for the more expensive ticket, at an average of $44. There is only 1 BestBus Prime trip per day on this route.
While there are no direct trains from New York City to downtown Fairfax, you can get as close as Burke, Virginia, which is just 6 miles south (about a 15-minute drive). There is only one train trip from New York City to Burke per day, with tickets averaging $74.

The best way to get from New York to Fairfax is by bus. Traveling by bus is cheaper, and gives you more departure times to choose from. The Amtrak Northeast Regional only provides 1 route per day, and instead of being dropped off in downtown Fairfax you would have to commute from nearby Burke.

By bus, there are 6 daily direct trips, with an average travel time of 4 hours. Bus tickets average $22, with 7 buses traveling this route per day.

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 218 miles from New York to Fairfax. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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 Fairfax 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, 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 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Fairfax, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Fairfax 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 Fairfax without transferring.

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.


Fairfax is a vibrant city surrounded by Fairfax County. The city is located in Northern Virginia, only 17 miles from Washington, D.C. Fairfax's most popular attraction is the Historic Blenheim House, a farmhouse inhabited by Union soldiers during the Civil War. The signatures and inscriptions left by the soldiers on the house walls provide insight into life during the Civil War, further explored by the adjacent Civil War Interpretive Center.

Old Town Fairfax is a walkable downtown district dotted with more historic buildings centered around Old Town Hall. Although a strong appreciation for the town's history is evident in vintage buildings and historical markers, the city's shops and restaurants also have a youthful vibe, thanks to the student population of nearby George Mason University.

Although there is no Amtrak service to Fairfax, trains do arrive in nearby Burke, and the Washington Metro connects to the Vienna station outside of city limits. Several bus companies, including BestBus and GoBuses, provide service from New York City to Fairfax. The nearest airport to the city is the Washington Dulles Airport, about 11 miles away.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Main departure station: 417 W 34th St

New York has two bus stations with service to Fairfax.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 417 W 34th St

  • W 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St

Where does the bus arrive in Fairfax?

Main arrival station: Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro

All buses from New York arrive at one main station in Fairfax.

All bus stations in Fairfax:

  • Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro

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