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About BestBus

BestBus, originally called DC2NY, is a highly-rated and reliable bus company offering very affordable bus tickets to key destinations in the Northeast region of the United States. The most popular route in the BestBus schedule is from NYC to DC. The carrier also offers bus service from Washington DC and New York City to several cities in Virginia and Delaware, including Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach during the summer.

BestBus buses are comfortable and include amenities like free WiFi, free water bottles, bathrooms onboard the bus, and power outlets. Overall, BestBus schedules serve 44 routes, connecting 8 cities in the United States. To cover all these routes BestBus runs an average of 43 trips per day and 596 trips per month. These bus trips range in price from $2.00 to $44.99based on a variety of factors.

BestBus partnered with Wanderu in 2013, originally under the DC2NY name. Wanderu has the best deals on BestBus tickets. Search and book on Wanderu to get the cheapest Bestbus bus tickets, at no additional cost.

Contact BestBus

Phone number: US: 1 (888) 888-3269

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BestBus bus coverage

Daily Trips43
stations11
cities8
countries1

BestBus bus amenities

BestBus
Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Free waterFree water
Green certifiedGreen certified
MoviesMovies
Power outletPower outlet
USB powerUSB power
WiFiWiFi

What travelers are saying about BestBus

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with BestBus had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 108 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 278 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 316 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 364 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 326 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 331 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 372 reviews

BestBus Routes & Network

BestBus’s bus network features 44 bus routes that connect 8 cities serving 11 stations. On average, BestBus performs about 43 bus trips every day. The top cities to which BestBus offers the highest number of daily bus service include Fairfax and New York.

Top Cities Served by BestBus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
New York4410:30 am10:45 pm
Washington453:00 pm1:30 am
Fairfax551:00 pm12:00 am
Manassas391:00 pm12:00 am
Springfield217:00 pm1:30 am

Top States Served by BestBus

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Delaware129Christiana
New Jersey158Atlantic City
Virginia3596Fairfax
Pennsylvania1387Philadelphia
District of Columbia11292Washington
New York12298New York

BestBus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for BestBus

(Based on 410 reviews)

4.4
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.0

Timeliness

4.4

Staff

4.3

Value

3.9

Condition

4.5

BestBus passenger reviews

5.0

Henry

October 7, 2021- Visiting family

Washington to New York

All-in-all it was an excellent trip. Timely departure and we arrived a few minutes early. Best Bus is my preferred bus company traveling between Washington DC and NYC.

All-in-all it was an excellent trip. Timely departure and we arrived a few minutes early. Best Bus is my preferred bus company traveling between Washington DC and NYC.

5.0

LASEAN

October 3, 2021- Visiting family

New York to Manassas

Pros: They were quick in getting everyone on the bus and they were so personable they made trip quite lovely. Cons: Air conditioning was too high. Tips: Bring a sweater or blanket.

Pros: They were quick in getting everyone on the bus and they were so personable they made trip quite lovely. Cons: Air conditioning was too high. Tips: Bring a sweater or blanket.

5.0

Tanasia

October 3, 2021- Visiting family

Washington to New York

Pros: The driver was informative about all the traffic throughout the trip and warned us about possible delays in which we ran into within New Jersey heading into the tunnel. Tips: Smooth ride overall and very great deal!

Pros: The driver was informative about all the traffic throughout the trip and warned us about possible delays in which we ran into within New Jersey heading into the tunnel. Tips: Smooth ride overall and very great deal!

5.0

Vadim

October 3, 2021- Visiting friends

New York to Washington

Pros: Liked the train and bus was excellent! Tips: Exceeded my expectations!

Pros: Liked the train and bus was excellent! Tips: Exceeded my expectations!

5.0

Giap

October 3, 2021- Couples trip

Fairfax to New York

Pros: Changed bus drivers to maximize safety issues. Cons: Need hand sanitizer on bus for customers. Need faster wi-fi. Tips: Don't need to bring water. Free parking on weekend at VA metro where the bus stops are at.

Pros: Changed bus drivers to maximize safety issues. Cons: Need hand sanitizer on bus for customers. Need faster wi-fi. Tips: Don't need to bring water. Free parking on weekend at VA metro where the bus stops are at.

Most popular BestBus routes

The bus from Fairfax to New York is BestBus’s most popular route. Trips from Washington to Philadelphia and New York to Manassas are also highly popular.

Top BestBus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Fairfax to New York34h 0m$25
Washington to Philadelphia13h 0m$20
New York to Manassas44h 43m$25
Springfield to New York25h 30m$35
Washington to Atlantic City34h 40m$30
Springfield to Philadelphia13h 45m$28
New York to Washington74h 12m$15
Christiana to Washington12h 15m$20
Philadelphia to Christiana212h 0m$2

BestBus Cancellation Policy

BestBus tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled. However, you can place your reservation “on hold” and receive a BestBus travel credit for a future trip, as long as you do so more than 24 hours before the bus is scheduled to depart. To place your reservation on hold, go to BestBus’ website to look up your reservation, and you will have the option of rescheduling your trip or placing the trip on hold. Once your ticket is on hold, you will receive a travel credit which can be used to schedule a new trip with BestBus for up to a year after your original purchase date.

BestBus tickets can be easily changed online following the same process. There is no fee for changing your ticket, but a difference in price would be charged if you exchange your trip for a more expensive ticket. Any changes must be submitted at least 24 hours before the original departure time.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and other benefits, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your BestBus booking. You may file a claim to be reimbursed if you do not travel on your bus trip due to covered reasons such as extreme weather, illness, or required work shifts.

BestBus Bus Guide & FAQs

Do BestBus buses have WiFi?

Yes, BestBus offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with BestBus will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. BestBus WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

BestBus provides both regular power outlets and USB outlets on board their bus trips. This helps ensure to ensure your electronics never run out of power. Your laptop can be juicing up while your phone stays charged as well. Of course, even with all these options, it’s possible that a BestBus vehicle might have an issue with its power supply, so to cover that situation bring a charged power bank.

What is BestBus's schedule?

On a typical day, BestBus has 43 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, BestBus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, BestBus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are BestBus’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about BestBus’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on BestBus buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on BestBus buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

BestBus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks. Your thirst is a priority for BestBus, and to make sure you are never parched onboard their bus, they offer free bottles of water. Just remember - the only right thing to do at the end of your trip is to make sure every water bottle is placed in a recycle bin to reduce your impact on the environment.

Does BestBus offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

BestBus goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Movies are provided during the bus trip to keep you entertained. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pair of headphones, as headphones are not always included on the bus. We recommend in-ear noise cancelling headphones due to their small size.

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With 43 BestBus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and BestBus tickets start at just $2.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.