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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Syracuse to New York. Traveling by bus from Syracuse to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance195 mi (314 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price$10.00
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Syracuse, NY to New York, NY

(Based on 41 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Alichard

July 15, 2021- Vacation

Wanda Coach

Pros: Quick. Cons: None. Tips: No.

Pros: Quick. Cons: None. Tips: No.

5.0

Oneida

June 21, 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Love it

Love it

5.0

Austin

June 9, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Quick. Cons: TV's. Tips: Bring a neck pillow.

Pros: Quick. Cons: TV's. Tips: Bring a neck pillow.

4.0

Natajah

March 21, 2021- Business

OurBus

GET BETTER WIFI.

GET BETTER WIFI.

5.0

Gabriel

March 14, 2021- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: The rest. Cons: The bus of OurBus. Tips: None.

Pros: The rest. Cons: The bus of OurBus. Tips: None.

Syracuse to New York Route Map

Syracuse New York

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

$40.62 is the average price of a bus ticket from Syracuse to New York. Any tickets cheaper than $40.62 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20OctOct

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Syracuse to New York is expected to range from $42 to $52. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $43. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $42 and can be found on October 30, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $37 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Syracuse to New York in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $47 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $18.58 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Syracuse to New York?

There are 5 bus lines from Syracuse to New York. 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
Adirondack Pool16h 37m$65.44
Greyhound64h 58m$52.58
OurBus25h 0m$43.57
Trailways NY Pool24h 50m$55.96
Wanda Coach14h 15m$14.70
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 6 bus trips from Syracuse to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 58 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $46.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 $20, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Syracuse to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 1 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $10 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 Syracuse and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a direct bus from Syracuse to New York?

Out of 25 daily scheduled routes from Syracuse to New York City, 17 are direct routes that do not require a transfer. The earliest bus departs around 6:30 a.m. EDT, and the latest leaves at about 11:00 p.m. EDT. The number of options should make it easier to plan your trip.

Is there a train from Syracuse to New York?

There are three train lines that provide a direct trip from Syracuse to New York City. The first train departs at 7:00 a.m. EDT and the latest departs at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Those train lines are:

Amtrak Empire Service, which offers 2 daily routes from Syracuse to New York with tickets averaging about $73. The average travel time on this train is approximately 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, which offers 1 daily route from Syracuse to New York with tickets averaging about $61. The average travel time on this train is approximately 7 hours and 2 minutes.

Amtrak Maple Leaf, which offers 1 daily route from Syracuse to New York with tickets averaging about $73 and the duration being 6 hours and 38 minutes.

How far apart are Syracuse and New York?

By road, it is approximately 247 miles (397 kilometers) from Syracuse to New York City. By bus, the fastest route takes about 4 hours and 6 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Syracuse to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 195 miles from Syracuse to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in New York. 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Syracuse?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Syracuse to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Syracuse to New York 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 New York without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Syracuse to New York; ticket prices start at $53.00.

City Information

Syracuse

Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Syracuse?

Departure stations

Buses to New York leave from 4 stations in Syracuse.

Bus stations in Syracuse:

  • Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave

  • Syracuse Airport (Taxi Queue S-Term. A)

  • 1449 Erie Blvd E (Asia Food Market)

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

New York, NY -  Port Authority Bus Station - NYCPAS-0

Image credit: Rob Young

Link to Creative Commons License

Arrival stations

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Bus stations in New York:

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • 95 Canal St

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