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Journey Information

Richmond to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration5h 30m
Trips per day13
Bus lines3
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Price trends for buses from Richmond to New York

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JulJul

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Richmond to New York
4.4
Based on 23 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.8
Condition
3.8
Hyacinth
5.0
January 21, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Very good
Cons
Too many stops
Tips
Pls do less talk on their phones,
Antoine
5.0
July 22, 2019Solo travel
Cons
The Gate number for my bus should be on my ticket as well as on the monitors. That was not the case at the Greyhound at Port Authority and I almost missed my bus asking the clerks where it was. Also the seats were a little narrow. I'm not an obese person but I'm not the...More
Tips
Definitely make sure you arrive at least a 30 mins before your bus is scheduled to leave
Jeff
3.0
July 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
Greyhound definitely needs to upgrade these seats. Horrible...

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
3.7
Value
4.3
Condition
3.7
Tony Allan
5.0
September 8, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Excellent value
Tips
Book early and book often
Janeen
2.0
July 13, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The price was good, but you get what you pay for.
Cons
Definitely could use a different drop off location in Baltimore (Eastpoint). 7-11 store clerks were really rude and they did not allow ppl to use the bathrooms. From NY to Richmond the driver did not stop for a break at all and at over 6 hours, that’s way too long to no...More
Tips
Use a bathroom before you go and bring plenty of snacks, cause you’re not guaranteed to stop!
Linden
3.0
June 28, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Comfortable and cheap
Cons
Arrived one hour late for pickup. 1 hoye 45 minutes late to destination. A little unclean
Tips
Book only if not on a strict deadline. Very good price.

Based on 16 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 73 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.1
Value
4.4
Condition
4.3
Falone
5.0
December 27, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus is clean and comfortable. The driver was friendly and before starting the trip tell us the itinerary. I started recommending the company to friends!
Cons
Waiting area in Richmond
Olivia
5.0
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Cons
If the driver would tell up we was at reststop.
Janeen
5.0
November 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
James was a great driver and very friendly- and the bus stopped for an hour at Union Station in DC- very nice.
Prashanth
5.0
September 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Was really good
Cons
Keep the bus tidy and the air ducts in good condition
Tips
Nope
Harry
5.0
September 2, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very relaxing and carefree.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get to New York City from Richmond?

The best way to get to New York City from Richmond depends on your priorities. If you’re looking for the cheapest option, the bus is definitely your best bet. The cheapest average bus ticket to New York from Richmond costs about $41, while the cheapest average train ticket costs almost $100. The bus can also be faster than the train — the fastest bus takes as little as 5 hours 45 minutes, whereas the fastest train takes over 6 hours.

What is the closest airport in New York to Richmond, Virginia?

Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey is the closest New York–area airport to Richmond, Virginia. If you’re looking to fly out of the New York area, you may just consider a direct bus to Newark. Otherwise, you can travel via public transit from bus stops in New York’s Port Authority to both JFK and LaGuardia airports, it will just take longer.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Richmond 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Richmond to New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $34.48 was the low point for bus fares from Richmond to New York. Buses from New York to Richmond are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $34.48 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $19.02 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 286 miles (460 kilometers) from Richmond to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Richmond?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Richmond to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 Richmond to New York; ticket prices start at $41.00.

What bus companies travel from Richmond to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Richmond to New York. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Greyhound78h 4m$52.35
Megabus89h 48m$46.10
Wanda Coach46h 7m$37.69

Where does the bus leave from in Richmond?

Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Richmond, Virginia. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd
  • 2828 W Broad St
  • Plaza at Main St Station - 1500 E Main St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 103 Canal St
  • 7th Ave and W 27th St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

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