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Journey Information

There are 26 intercity buses per day from Syracuse to New York. Traveling by bus from Syracuse to New York usually takes around 5 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance195 mi (314 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price$24.00
Trips per day19
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Syracuse to New York

(Based on 147 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Evelyn

April 22, 2024- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: The driver was very professional and helpful. He was also very nice. Cons: Not much from my view.

5.0

Tara

March 17, 2024- Business

FlixBus US

Pros: The driver, was PHENOMENAL across the board. He was professional, polite & considerate of others. His driving was impeccable as well. Cons: Everything was TOP NOTCH.

5.0

Nickaylia

March 8, 2024- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: I liked the communication from the driver and the swift driving. Cons: The communication between Ourbus and the bus companies could be improved. There were some stops that were missed because of lack of communication. Also the bus driver was late to arrive at the pickup stop. Tips: Fast driving from this company.

4.0

Chidera

February 24, 2024- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: The bus drivers were really helpful and kind. The buses were in good condition and I felt comfortable in the seats. Cons: I didn’t try using WiFi, so I can’t be completely sure. But it would be good to have WiFi on board the buses. Tips: Don’t dress too warm but also have a jacket on you.

5.0

sherry

January 28, 2024- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was very welcoming and did an amazing job staying safe on the ride. Cons: The bathroom was not the cleanest. Tips: N/A.

Syracuse to New York Route Map

Syracuse New York

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Syracuse to New York cost $44.64 on average. Tickets cheaper than $44.64 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

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Syracuse to New York in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $42 to $55. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 30, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to New York this week, bus tickets are available starting at $44.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Syracuse to New York is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $47. If you're planning to take the bus from Syracuse to New York during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $60. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 27 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $21.25 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

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 11 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 Trailways115h 58m$56.95
FlixBus US54h 57m$54.88
Greyhound85h 20m$48.84
OurBus25h 17m$39.23
  • 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 5 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 20 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $26.

  • 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 $24, 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.

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 195 miles from Syracuse to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 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 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.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am 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 26 scheduled buses that travel from Syracuse to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 19 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 $55.00.

City Information

Syracuse

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

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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)

  • Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave

  • SYR Airport Terminal A

  • Syracuse University Libraries

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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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 - 625 8th Ave

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

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station, Lvl 3, Slip 2

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