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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Columbus to New York. Traveling by bus from Columbus to New York usually takes around 18 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 13 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance476 mi (766 km)
Shortest duration13h 35m
Cheapest price$29.48
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Columbus to New York

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

FNU

May 29, 2021- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: Fast. Cons: Everything was good. Tips: No comt.

5.0

Rodney

February 6, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Got me home fast. Cons: A little more cleaner and better wifi. Tips: If you have any layovers for your trip make sure you have something that is not really important that you can leave in your seat so you can save your seat.

4.0

Abimael

May 20, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Aire acondicionado, tomas para cargar dispositivos electrónicos, y que para la hora de la comida tienen un lugar al cual pasar para que la gente compre algo de comer. Cons: El wifi es malisímo. Es preferible usar los datos de tu teléfono. Así que deben mejorar ese servicio, y las luces individuales en los asientos no las puedes controlar, si tienes problemas para dormir en bus y te da por leer en la noche, es imposible. Tips: Si su viaje es largo, procuren ir lo más cómodo posible (ropa cómoda, almohada de viaje, etc.).

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Columbus to New York cost $73.84 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

$150$100$50JulJul

Bus tickets from Columbus to New York are expected to cost between $70 and $148 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to New York within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $78. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Columbus to New York is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $100. If you're planning to take the bus from Columbus to New York during December, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $112. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$225$180$135$90$453020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 27 days in advance to save $162.33 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Columbus to New York?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Columbus to New York. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1118h 53m$114.20
  • 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 11 bus trips from Columbus to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 18 hours and 53 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $29.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 18 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 476 miles from Columbus to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 35 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbus to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Columbus to New York; ticket prices start at $91.00.

City Information

Columbus

Brimming with life and cultural events, Columbus is the affordable destination of your dreams! Featuring a budding art scene, Columbus attracts art lovers through the exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Arts where children and adults alike can indulge in thought-provoking artworks. Fans of sports should not miss out on a baseball game at Huntington Park, which offers reasonably-priced tickets; it is also rarely crowded. For those who simply want to stroll about, the German Village offers a quaint and scenic view rarely seen elsewhere.

As the sun goes down, dig deeper into the German heritage of Columbus by enjoying a traditional schnitzel dish at the Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus. When you are looking for a quick snack, Bodega serves some of the best sandwiches in town, and there are up to 47 varieties of craft beers for you to choose from.

Columbus’ busiest bus station is located on E Town St., and it offers intercity bus trips to Cleveland, Chicago, New York and many other cities. The Columbus Union Station was the first union station ever built, and it’s served by Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited train lines. The local airport, the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, is located on the east side of the city, 6 miles east of Downtown. It provides access to 31 other airports.

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 Columbus?

Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St  - CMHGLI2-0

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Main departure station: Columbus, OH (Bus Station)

The Bus Terminal at 111 E Town St is Columbus’ hub for intercity bus service on a variety of carriers including Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Miller Transportation, Barons Bus Lines, and Amtrak Thruway. Conveniently located in downtown Columbus, the station’s area features several parking lots, hotels, and fast food restaurants. The waiting area within the station building includes restrooms, vending machines, and even arcade-style games if you’re prone to boredom while waiting for the bus. From this station, you can travel to destinations including Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York.

All bus stations in Columbus:

  • Columbus, OH (Bus Station)

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

Buses arrive in New York at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

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

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

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

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Midtown West - 241 W 36th Street

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