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Journey Information

There are 47 intercity buses per day from New York to Richmond. Traveling by bus from New York to Richmond usually takes around 7 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest CoachRun bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance286 mi (460 km)
Shortest duration5h 30m
Cheapest price$24.50
Trips per day26
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Richmond

(Based on 69 ratings and reviews)




May 11, 2024- Vacation

FlixBus US

Pros: spacing of stops was good and when food stops were available. Possibly more than 10 minuets for a food stop though. Cons: some seatbelts were broken on the bus, my seat in particular and another seat I noticed the belt very loose and tied up. I know most people don't use them, but I feel more secure wearing one. Just a note.



December 10, 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Just going to see my family. Cons: The bathroom. Tips: Be safe.



November 30, 2023- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: la comodidad de los autobuses. Cons: que los choferes hablen tambien en español. Tips: que viajen por flexibus por su comodidad.



October 20, 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Everything except my driver does not speak english. Cons: My driver did not speak English. Tips: No.



October 2, 2023- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: My overall trip was amazing I would recommend taking the flix bus to anyone I had an amazing time got there on time my pick up was on time couldn't have asked for anything better. Cons: Nothing at all. Tips: Please take flix bus if you would like to travel n get there on time.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Richmond cost $50.29 on average. Tickets cheaper than $50.29 are an excellent bargain. 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 Richmond in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $48 to $68. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 29, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Richmond this week, bus tickets are available starting at $49.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from New York to Richmond is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $51. If you're planning to take the bus from New York to Richmond during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $76. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $42.68 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Richmond?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Richmond available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 22 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
CoachRun15h 30m$28.37
FlixBus US227h 16m$67.42
Greyhound198h 18m$66.96
Wanda Coach65h 52m$55.67
  • Book CoachRun from New York to Richmond from $25. Typically there is one CoachRun schedule per day from New York to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Richmond. In New York, CoachRun departs to Richmond from 127 East Broadway . In Richmond, CoachRun arrives at 900 W. Leigh St .

    An average trip on CoachRun from New York to Richmond takes 5 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, CoachRun offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Richmond.

  • 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 22 trips per day from New York to Richmond, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 19 bus trips from New York to Richmond every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 18 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Richmond usually start from $31.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 6 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $40 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of New York and Richmond.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are 4 train lines that go to NYC from Richmond: Amtrak Carolinian, Amtrak Northeast Regional, Amtrak Palmetto and Amtrak Silver Service. However, taking the bus may be a better option. The train takes at least 5 hours 51 minutes to travel this route, and costs an average of $115.55. Bus tickets are significantly cheaper — costing as little as $10 — and the travel time is similar to a train.
No, New York to Richmond does not make for a very good day-trip. The fastest bus takes 5 hours 35 minutes, so you would have to spend at least 11 hours traveling in a single day to go there and back from New York.

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 286 miles from New York to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Richmond. 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 47 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 26 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 Richmond; ticket prices start at $32.00.

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.


As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Main departure station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

Buses to Richmond leave from 7 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

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

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

  • 103 Canal St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 127 East Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

Main arrival station: 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

Buses arrive in Richmond at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

  • 5221 Brook Rd

  • 900 W. Leigh St

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