Arlington to New York bus

Available on iOS & Android
Lowest Prices

We find the cheapest bus & train tickets, so you can wander for less.

Best Travel Options

We partner with 500+ carriers to bring you the most bus & train options.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Arlington - New York Bus Schedule

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype

Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Arlington to New York. Traveling by bus from Arlington to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Tripper Bus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 29.817 minutes.

Distance208 mi (334 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price$8.99
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceVamoose
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Arlington to New York

(Based on 43 ratings and reviews)




May 28, 2024- Vacation

Tripper Bus

Pros: The nice staff. Cons: Driver speeds too fast. Tips: No.



July 1, 2023- Regular commuter


Ensuring people don’t recline their seats too far



June 15, 2023- Visiting friends

Vamoose Gold

It said you provide water, but there was none. I wish you take that off the site so people can prepare properly



May 26, 2023- Visiting friends


Pros: Clean. Driver communicated. Trip was timely and affordable. Cons: Wish the seats reclined.



February 17, 2023- Visiting family

Tripper Bus

Pros: On time and comfortable. Tips: Leave the driving to the bus people. I enjoyed being driven to and from.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Arlington to New York cost $30.41 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Arlington to New York in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $24 to $44. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 7, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to New York this week, bus tickets are available starting at $27.

Monthly avg. prices

Taking the bus from Arlington to New York is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $36. If you're planning to take the bus from Arlington to New York during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $54. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $36.19 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Arlington to New York?

There are 6 bus lines from Arlington to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Vamoose 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
FlixBus US24h 58m$40.56
OurBus24h 47m$59.13
Tripper Bus24h 48m$53.91
Tripper Bus Elite14h 41m$76.26
Vamoose34h 40m$49.62
Vamoose Gold14h 41m$72.40
  • 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 2 trips per day from Arlington to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 $59, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Arlington to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Tripper Bus is a bus service based in the New York City area, offering high-quality bus rides at affordable costs. The company provides intercity bus transportation between NYC and Arlington, VA, and Bethesda, MD. The service is famous for its cheap tickets, convenient travel times, and great amenities, including free WiFi, electrical outlets, and entertainment services. The carrier's buses pull up close to transit stops, making it extra convenient for you to move around.

  • Tripper Bus Elite is a luxury passenger bus service between New York City and the suburbs within the Washington, DC metro area. Anyone looking to travel in comfort between the Big Apple and the nation's capital can connect between Midtown Manhattan and either Bethesda or Arlington. Seats onboard Tripper Bus Elite vehicles are leather recliners with extra wide seats, tray tables, and extra legroom. Passengers have onboard WiFi, complimentary bottled water, and electrical power outlets in every row.

  • Vamoose is a well-established bus line based in New York City and operates an average of 3 trips from Arlington to New York every day. WiFi and power outlets keep you connected and make the 4 hours and 40 minutes of the journey fly by. Most Vamoose trips from Arlington depart from 1601 N Kent St, Corner Wilson Blvd. and arrive at Penn Station - W 30th Street in New York.

  • Vamoose Gold is a premium bus service operated by Vamoose. The Vamoose Gold fleet is made up of business-class coaches, which have 36 seats rather than the typical 54. This extra space allows for more legroom, wider seats, and comfortable reclining. Vamoose Gold goes above and beyond with power outlets and reading lights at every seat, complimentary WiFi, free movies to download to your mobile device, and water bottles for each passenger. Travel from Arlington to New York in luxury without breaking the bank on Vamoose Gold.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 208 miles from Arlington to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 29.817 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.

Because many passengers travel from Arlington to New York at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Arlington to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Arlington 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 Arlington to New York without transferring.

City Information


Arlington, VA - ARL-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Arlington, VA - ARL-1

Image credit: Unsplash

Arlington, VA - ARL-2

Image credit: Pixabay

Located just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C., Arlington is rich in cultural heritage and historical values. One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Arlington National Cemetery, where more than 400,000 soldiers have been laid to rest. The cemetery is also the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which has been locked since 1937. Visiting the cemetery is free, and it’s one of the top free things to do in the DC area. For culturally inclined tourists, you might be interested in the Signature Theatre and their currently-screening shows. This award-winning theatre is a vibrant creative space where people are always striving for new ideas.

As a modern city, Arlington is full of exciting establishments that will cater to all your needs. If you wish to grab a cup of coffee for a wake-up call in the morning, Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters is a local favorite with over 14 years of experience. For the best pizza slices in town, check out Pupatella.

Bus service departs and arrives directly in Arlington, and you can head into neighboring Washington, D.C. or Alexandria to catch an Amtrak train. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located just 4.2 miles from the center of Arlington.

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 Arlington?

Rosslyn - Cosi Café -{"city":"Arlington","country":"US","postal":"22209","state":"VA","street1":"1801 N Lynn St - Corner of 19t St N"} - ARLVMS-0

Image credit: Ben Schumin

Link to image attribution

Main departure station: 1601 N Kent St, Corner Wilson Blvd.

Intercity buses, including FlixBus and Vamoose, stop at the Rosslyn Bus Station for trips in and out of Arlington. The station is a curbside stop at 1801 North Lynn Street, right before the intersection with 19th Street. Although the curbside stop does not offer any services or amenities, the surrounding Rosslyn area provides a wealth of quick eats and coffee shops where you can comfortably spend time before the bus arrives. The Rosslyn metro station is located only one block away, with entrances on Moore St, and connections on the blue, orange, and silver lines to destinations throughout the D.C. area.

All bus stations in Arlington:

  • 1601 N Kent St, Corner Wilson Blvd.

  • 1101 Wilson Blvd

  • 1801 N Lynn St

  • Rosslyn Metro - 1101 Wilson Blvd

  • 1101 Wilson Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: Penn Station - W 30th Street

Buses arrive in New York at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Penn Station - W 30th Street

  • Penn Station Bus - Opp 320 W 31st St/btwn 8th & 9th Ave.

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

  • 40 Empire Blvd

Get around town with Moovit

Find the best way to get to and from any station in New York by public transit, courtesy of Moovit. Search now

Need a return trip from New York to Arlington?

Search Bus Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

Available on iOS & Android