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Journey Information

Fairfax to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$24.99
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day2
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take a train from Fairfax to New York City?

No, there is no train from Fairfax, Virginia, to New York City. If you would like to take a train to New York, your best bet is a bus to Alexandria, and then a train from Alexandria to New York. However, both the train from Alexandria and the bus from Fairfax reach New York in about 4 hours, and whereas a train ticket will cost at least $80 (and requires an additional bus trip from Fairfax to Alexandria), a bus ticket from Fairfax to New York starts at just $15.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fairfax to New York City?

The cheapest way to get from Fairfax to New York City is by bus. Bus tickets start at just $15 and average about $23. Of the three buses that cover this route — BestBus, Go Buses and BestBus Prime — BestBus typically offers the cheapest price on tickets.

How far is Fairfax from Manhattan?

Fairfax, Virginia, is 248 miles (399 kilometers) from Manhattan. On average, it takes a bus around 4 hours to travel from Fairfax to New York City. That travel time tends to be pretty consistent for every bus along this route.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Fairfax to New York right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $33.85 was the low point for bus fares from Fairfax to New York. Buses from New York to Fairfax are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $33.85 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 12 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $4.10 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours to cover the 218 miles (350 kilometers) from Fairfax, VA to New York, NY. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Fairfax 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Fairfax?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Fairfax to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Fairfax to New York. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Fairfax to New York?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Fairfax, Virginia to New York, New York. Of these two services, BestBus usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BestBus24h 1m$34.82
Go Buses14h 0m$32.40

Where does the bus leave from in Fairfax?

Fairfax, Virginia has two bus stations with service to New York, New York:

  • Vienna-Fairfax-GMU Metro

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in New York, New York:

  • 417 W 34th St
  • W 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St

Price trends for buses from Fairfax to New York

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Fairfax, VA to New York, NY
4.7
Based on 53 ratings and reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BestBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 82 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.5
Value
4.2
Condition
4.7
Erica
5.0
July 20, 2020Business
Pros
Professional and friendly driver
Cons
N/a
Tips
Easy, fast commute at a good price
Kemoy
5.0
July 18, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
On time. Clean environment.
Cons
Communication from the bus driver to inform that they are stopping to switch drivers. A simple good day and welcome and arrival notice.
Hue Chau
5.0
January 30, 2020Vacation
Pros
Very Good!
Cons
I haven't thought of it.
Tips
Control the volume of speech.
Claudia
5.0
January 25, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Very clean and confortable seats
Natalie
4.0
December 21, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The back aisle seat was very spacious.
Cons
Are the seats cleaned between trips? My seat on return felt gross. There could also be more trips. The last trip back to vienna va was so early.

Based on 18 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Go Buses report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 79 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.4
Value
4.1
Condition
4.7
Nelson
5.0
January 3, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Came out on time on both trip legs, the bus is clean. Very good value for the money.
Cons
It was hard to find the spot at the Vienna GMU metro station, I had to ask the metro staff to be able to find it. The sign is very small.
Tips
Arrive on time, the bus does leave on the dot.
Jacqueline
5.0
December 21, 2019Vacation
Pros
The bus was extremely cost effective. The driver was very friendly and made the trip highly enjoyable.
Amir
5.0
December 30, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Punctuality. Cleanliness. Professional Staff.
Cons
If the seats could be a bit bigger
Tips
Be on time because the bus is almost always on time.
Alice
4.0
December 21, 2019Business
Pros
Being a senior I got to sit in front
Cons
Drop off point was horrible in New York
Dorota
5.0
November 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Extremely professional and helpful staff.
Cons
Keep up with the good work!

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BestBus Prime report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Leticia
5.0
February 17, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Good price and comfortable.
Cons
irs ok
Tips
Good wifi!

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