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Journey Information

New York to Fairfax bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$29.99
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

What buses go from New York to Fairfax?

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.

Is there a train from New York to Fairfax?

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.

What is the best way to get from New York to Fairfax?

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Fairfax 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 Fairfax?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $33.70 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Fairfax. Buses from Fairfax to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $33.70 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 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $5.30 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 218 miles (350 kilometers) from New York, NY to Fairfax, VA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours, In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

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, 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 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Fairfax, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 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 Virginia without transferring.

What bus companies travel from New York to Fairfax?

There is one bus company that operates from New York to Fairfax. BestBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BestBus34h 12m$34.46

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Most buses depart from the main station in New York, New York:

  • 417 W 34th St

Where does the bus arrive in Fairfax?

All buses from New York arrive at one main station in Fairfax, Virginia:

  • Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro

Price trends for buses from New York to Fairfax

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Fairfax, VA
4.7
Based on 49 ratings and reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BestBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 69 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.5
Value
4.1
Condition
4.6
Bernardo
5.0
July 28, 2020Visiting family
Pros
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Erica
5.0
July 29, 2020Regular commuter
Tips
Keep voices down (or be considerate of your neighboring passengersKeep voices down (or be considerate of your neighboring passengers
Tiffani
5.0
July 21, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Fast ! There was good A.C. ! And very clean bus Fast ! There was good A.C. ! And very clean bus
Cons
Nothing Nothing
Tips
Do recommend ! If you want a good deal and a good bus !Do recommend ! If you want a good deal and a good bus !
Askhat
5.0
July 2, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Everything except WiFi. It wasn’t working Everything except WiFi. It wasn’t working
Cons
Fix WiFi Fix WiFi
Anurag
5.0
February 18, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Good seats, air conditioner & washroom.Good seats, air conditioner & washroom.

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Go Buses report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 36 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
4.2
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
Haseeb
4.0
December 31, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Arrived on time.Arrived on time.
Cons
Bus shaked more than usual. Seats. Bathroom.Bus shaked more than usual. Seats. Bathroom.
Erkan
4.0
December 21, 2019Solo travel
Pros
great drivergreat driver
Cons
wi fiwi fi
Ed
5.0
December 2, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Going to see The NYC Rockettes Holiday ShowGoing to see The NYC Rockettes Holiday Show
Cons
Better instructions on where to find the bus exactly. We were wondering around in the snow & slush trying to figure out where to find our bus, it’s a huge space with several busses parked thereBetter instructions on where to find the bus exactly. We were wondering around in the snow & slush trying to figure out where to find our bus, it’s a huge space with several busses parked there
Tips
Back of the bus temperature is cooler than upfrontBack of the bus temperature is cooler than upfront
Anja
4.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
started out in time, smooth driving, restrooms were clean, not smelly. overall a good deal for the money spent. started out in time, smooth driving, restrooms were clean, not smelly. overall a good deal for the money spent.
Cons
leg-space is small, wifi-connection was not strong enough i would say leg-space is small, wifi-connection was not strong enough i would say
Cynthia
4.0
September 6, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I didn’t have to drive and saved moneyI didn’t have to drive and saved money
Cons
The WiFi wasn’t working and the foot rest should be adjustableThe WiFi wasn’t working and the foot rest should be adjustable
Tips
Wear a sweater. The bus getscoldWear a sweater. The bus getscold

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BestBus Prime report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Richard
5.0
May 24, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
fastfast
Cons
bigger seatsbigger seats
Tips
respect personal spacerespect personal space

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