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Bus Trip Information: Syracuse to New York

You can pick from 27 daily bus trips between Syracuse and New York. The average bus journey from Syracuse to New York takes 5 hours and 35 minutes, but some Greyhound bus trips are as short as 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance195 mi (314 km)
Shortest duration4h 5m
Cheapest price$25.99
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Syracuse to New York

(Based on 135 ratings and reviews)




November 22, 2023- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: I liked that my trip was smooth. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.



November 16, 2023- Solo travel


The heater was on high when it was already hot



November 5, 2023- Business

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: On time, driver was friendly, respectable, no problems on the bus thumbs up. Cons: Mothing. Tips: Take Trailways.



October 29, 2023- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: The driver, Doug, what a great personality - he made all the difference to my return trip - the weather was very wet but he drove smoothly was informative and kept us update on conditions of the road and the delays that could not be prevented. Super nice guy. Thank you for hiring him 🌺. Cons: More drivers like Doug. Tips: Use Adirondack Trailways 👍🏼.



October 23, 2023- Solo travel


Pros: It was efficient. The driver was excellent and professional. I like that we were able to make a stop. She communicated well along the way too. Tips: Don't expect to much internet.

Syracuse to New York Route Map

Syracuse New York

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Syracuse and New York cost $47.94, on average. Booking your trip at least 27 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $20.97 more.

Average prices by travel date


The average cost of a one-way bus trip from Syracuse to New York is expected to fluctuate between $41 and $69 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a bus trip to New York in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Syracuse is $41.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from Syracuse to New York often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in June when the average ticket price is only $42. If you're thinking of traveling from Syracuse to New York during September, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $50 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in September, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


By booking your bus trip from Syracuse to New York on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time, you can save about $20.97 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

What bus companies travel from Syracuse to New York?

There are 4 bus lines from Syracuse to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 13 daily trips, Adirondack Trailways 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 Trailways136h 22m$59.74
FlixBus US34h 57m$66.98
Greyhound85h 18m$64.29
OurBus34h 58m$50.82
  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • 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 3 trips per day from Syracuse to New York, 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 8 bus trips from Syracuse to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 18 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $27.

  • 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 $26, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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 5 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 195 miles from Syracuse to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 5 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.

Buses from Syracuse to New York are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Syracuse to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 27 scheduled buses that travel from Syracuse to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 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 Syracuse to New York; ticket prices start at $44.00.

City Information


Syracuse, NY

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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. 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Syracuse?

Main departure station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

Buses to New York leave from 5 stations in Syracuse.

All bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

  • Syracuse (Hancock Airport)

  • Syracuse University Libraries

  • Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave

  • Syracuse University Libraries

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

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.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

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

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station, Lvl 3, Slip 2

  • Madison Ave btwn E 33rd and 34th St

  • Horace Harding Blvd & 190th St, S Side

  • Park Avenue South (b/w E 26th St. and E 27th St.)

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • 47 Chrystie St

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