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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 10 routes, connecting 5 cities in the United States. To cover all these routes BestBus runs an average of 33 trips per day and 468 trips per month. These bus trips range in price from $34.99 to $89.99based 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.

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 #3 Best Bus Service in the United States   
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 #4 Best Ground Travel Provider in the United States

#3 Best Wi-Fi
#1 Students' Favorite
#1 Commuters' Favorite
#3 Best Bus Service in the United States
#3 Best Wi-Fi
#4 Best Ground Travel Provider in the United States

BestBus Amenities

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Free waterFree water
Green certifiedGreen certified
Power outletPower outlet
USB powerUSB power


BestBus bus coverage

Daily Trips33

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 615 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 761 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 911 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 979 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 932 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 908 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 1017 reviews

BestBus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for BestBus

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BestBus passenger reviews



November 27, 2023- Vacation

Manassas to New York

Pros: The drivers on both rides we're good confuctors. Never feeled unsafe but really relaxed. Cons: The storage above the seats in the bus to New York weren't very clean so that we did not put anything in there even the bus was filled up York the last seat. Had to put our jackets on the lips which wasn't very comfy. No problems in the bus back to Manassas so, every space was proper and clean.



November 26, 2023- Visiting family

Washington to New York

The customer service



November 25, 2023- Vacation

Springfield to New York

Pros: It was fine. Cons: The bus could not break next time! We had to changes buses. Tips: There is a chance your bus may break down and another bus will have to come.



November 22, 2023- Visiting family

New York to Manassas

Pros: easy as far as pick up and drop off in both trips. Cons: enforcement of cell phone use, playing videos - someone was on speaker phone then playing videos for a long time loudly next to me. I am afraid to say anything to people for fear of an altercation, but bus driver did nothing. Everyone around me was annoyed. Adjust your arrival times to be more realistic on your website - I have never been on time from NYC to Manassas and back because of traffic - usually at least 45-60 minutes late during holiday season. The wifi was on intermittently.



November 21, 2023- Visiting family

Washington to New York

Our bus driver was very thoughtful and thorough in his communication to us passengers.

BestBus Routes & Network

BestBus’s bus network features 10 bus routes that connect 5 cities serving 6 stations. On average, BestBus performs about 33 bus trips every day. The top cities to which BestBus offers the highest number of daily bus service include Springfield and New York.

Top Cities Served by BestBus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
New York5911:30 am12:30 am
Washington6012:30 pm2:30 am
Fairfax6012:30 pm2:00 am
Manassas432:00 pm2:00 am
Springfield377:00 pm2:30 am

Most popular BestBus routes

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

Top BestBus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Springfield to New York25h 30m$39
New York to Manassas44h 41m$39
Fairfax to New York44h 9m$39
New York to Washington84h 11m$35

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

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.

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.

On a typical day, BestBus has 33 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cheap BestBus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 33 BestBus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and BestBus tickets start at just $34.99. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on BestBus tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap BestBus tickets with the lowest available fares every day. Plus, you can compare BestBus prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

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