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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Harrisburg to New York. Traveling by bus from Harrisburg to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance154 mi (248 km)
Shortest duration3h 25m
Cheapest price$22.48
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Harrisburg to New York

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Celia

February 26, 2023- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: The bus driver was extremely friendly and also was very accommodating. He also was concerned about our safety. Cons: Better bathroom?

5.0

Sukhsimrat

August 27, 2022- Visiting friends

OurBus

Convenience

5.0

Calixta

November 27, 2021- Visiting family

OurBus

It was my first time traveling for that way.I loved because my husband and I noticed that it was very fast the bus arrived to NY.

5.0

Xiaobin

July 21, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: It was good. Cons: Could drive announce the stop earlier before the bus get there.

Harrisburg to New York Route Map

Harrisburg New York

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Harrisburg to New York cost $50.75 on average. Tickets cheaper than $50.75 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 Harrisburg to New York in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $48 to $61. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 11, 2024.

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

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Harrisburg to New York are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $50. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $76, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

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 20 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $31.84 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Harrisburg to New York?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Harrisburg to New York that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways18h 15m$67.00
Greyhound94h 42m$60.21
  • Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • 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 9 bus trips from Harrisburg to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 42 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $22.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 154 miles from Harrisburg to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 25 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to New York at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Harrisburg to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Harrisburg to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 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 Harrisburg to New York; ticket prices start at $41.00.

City Information

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

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 Harrisburg?

Main departure station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

Harrisburg has two bus stations with service to New York.

All bus stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

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

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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