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Journey Information

There are 36 intercity buses per day from Richmond to New York. Traveling by bus from Richmond to New York usually takes around 8 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance286 mi (460 km)
Shortest duration5h 45m
Cheapest price$27.97
Trips per day28
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Richmond to New York

(Based on 64 ratings and reviews)




February 9, 2024- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: Friendliness of the drivers. Cons: Cleanliness of the bus...I know the passengers had a role to play.



December 23, 2023- Vacation

Wanda Coach

Pros: On tine arrival. Cons: Seating room.



December 23, 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

seats were comfortable


Yunn Nu

December 22, 2023- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

It was worth paying.



October 27, 2023- Business

Wanda Coach

Pros: It got me there on ti. Cons: Phone jacks didn’t work. Tips: Bring a charger.

Richmond to New York Route Map

Richmond New York

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Richmond to New York cost $49.97 on average. Tickets cheaper than $49.97 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Richmond to New York in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $48 to $65. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on March 20, 2024.

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

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Richmond to New York is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $45. If you're planning to take the bus from Richmond to New York during September, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $59. 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 26 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $24.97 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Richmond to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Richmond to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 19 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US198h 39m$61.78
Greyhound109h 3m$63.03
Wanda Coach66h 47m$58.89
  • 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 19 trips per day from Richmond to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 10 bus trips from Richmond to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 3 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $33.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 6 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $55 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Richmond and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 286 miles from Richmond to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 45 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.

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, 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.

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.

There are 36 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 28 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 $33.00.

City Information


As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

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 Richmond?

Main departure station: 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

Buses to New York leave from 3 stations in Richmond.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

  • 900 W. Leigh St

  • 5221 Brook Rd

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

Buses arrive in New York at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

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

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

  • 103 Canal St

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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