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Bus Trip Information: Richmond to New York

There are 27 intercity buses per day from Richmond to New York. Traveling by bus from Richmond to New York usually takes around 7 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance286 mi (460 km)
Shortest duration5h 29m
Cheapest price$35.99
Trips per day24
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Richmond to New York

(Based on 37 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Donnette

June 29, 2022- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

Pros: Convince. Cons: It was ok. Tips: Safety is always important.

Pros: Convince. Cons: It was ok. Tips: Safety is always important.

4.0

Sajjad

June 17, 2022- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: Conveyance is accessable. Cons: Need cleanliness especially washroom at each stop. Tips: Wanderu is a good choice.

Pros: Conveyance is accessable. Cons: Need cleanliness especially washroom at each stop. Tips: Wanderu is a good choice.

4.0

Remegius

April 27, 2022- Vacation

Wanda Coach

Pros: Quick. Cons: The bathroom smell. Tips: No.

Pros: Quick. Cons: The bathroom smell. Tips: No.

4.0

Ricot

January 9, 2022- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Was fast. Cons: Last seat by the restroom the heat is to much on yr feet. Tips: Good service for the price.

Pros: Was fast. Cons: Last seat by the restroom the heat is to much on yr feet. Tips: Good service for the price.

4.0

Qiana

December 10, 2021- Business

PandaNY Bus

Pros: We were there at a good time. Cons: Other passengers removing their items from empty , available seats.

Pros: We were there at a good time. Cons: Other passengers removing their items from empty , available seats.

Richmond to New York Route Map

Richmond New York

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

$43.08 is the average price of a bus ticket from Richmond to New York. Any tickets cheaper than $43.08 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Richmond to New York is expected to range from $44 to $48. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $44. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $44 and can be found on August 16, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Richmond to New York in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $48 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $5.85 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Richmond to New York?

There are 4 bus lines from Richmond to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 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
FlixBus US66h 56m$43.83
Greyhound118h 39m$53.29
PandaNY Bus45h 58m$50.00
Wanda Coach66h 27m$45.00
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 6 trips per day from Richmond to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 11 bus trips from Richmond to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 39 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $38.

  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Richmond to New York, with prices starting from $50.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    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 $45 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

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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Richmond to New York?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours to cover the 286 miles from Richmond to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 29 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.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday 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 bus departures serve New York each day?

There are 27 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 24 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 $32.00.

City Information

Richmond

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

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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 Richmond?

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Main departure station: Richmond Bus Terminal

Richmond Bus Terminal is a Greyhound Bus Station that serves several routes across the United States. Along with Greyhound, Flixbus services also operate out of this station. The terminal provides intrastate travel to other cities such as Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Roanoke. It also acts as a thoroughfare for various long-haul bus routes along the East Coast, including New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Miami. Passengers with time to kill can eat at the onsite restaurant or venture out into The Diamond district, which features several parks, coffee shops, and eateries.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • Richmond Bus Terminal

  • 5221 Brook Rd

  • 70 North 3rd Street

  • 900 W. Leigh St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Image credit: Rob Young

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 103 Canal St

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

  • 28 Allen St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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