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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 28 trips per day and 386 trips per month. These bus trips range in price from $19.99 to $51.99based 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.

* #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
  • #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

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

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BestBus bus coverage

Daily Trips28
stations6
cities5
countries1

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 363 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 515 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 598 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 655 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 621 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 606 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 682 reviews

BestBus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for BestBus

(Based on 745 reviews)

4.4
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.1

Timeliness

4.5

Staff

4.4

Value

3.9

Condition

4.5

BestBus passenger reviews

4.0

Sunnykumar

September 19, 2022- Regular commuter

Fairfax to New York

Pros: Good clean and confy seats. Cons: I am not able to catch 6 pm bus .. can you please make one bus from go bus or best bus at 6 : 30 pm or 7 pm from nyc to Fairfax. . Tips: Great.. but no buses after 6 at nyc to Fairfax.

Pros: Good clean and confy seats. Cons: I am not able to catch 6 pm bus .. can you please make one bus from go bus or best bus at 6 : 30 pm or 7 pm from nyc to Fairfax. . Tips: Great.. but no buses after 6 at nyc to Fairfax.

5.0

Adiya

September 18, 2022- Solo travel

New York to Washington

Pros: Bus arrived to the bus stop early and we started our trip exactly on time and also came to the destination exactly on time as well. It’s excellent! Also driver was very friendly and helpful. Cons: It was little bit cold.

Pros: Bus arrived to the bus stop early and we started our trip exactly on time and also came to the destination exactly on time as well. It’s excellent! Also driver was very friendly and helpful. Cons: It was little bit cold.

3.0

Kaitlin

September 18, 2022- Visiting friends

Washington to New York

Pros: Liked that the bus wasn't too full, cupholders and seatbelts were available, the driver gave out waterbottles, and there was a bathroom on board. Cons: No masks were worn, no announcements were made, no hand sanitizer in bathroom or on board anywhere, drivers see...

Pros: Liked that the bus wasn't too full, cupholders and seatbelts were available, the driver gave out waterbottles, and there was a bathroom on board. Cons: No masks were worn, no announcements were made, no hand sanitizer in bathroom or on board anywhere, drivers seemed to switch mid trip (we stopped at a rest area in Maryland) with no announcement. Bus was also not clean when we got on, people had just disembarked from previous trip. Tips: Not very much leg room so leave bigger backpacks etc under the bus or over head.

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4.0

Lydie

September 16, 2022- Vacation

Springfield to New York

Pros: Professionalism of staff. Cons: Our 0815 bus was shifted to 1115 which caused some challenges. Bus was late... but only because traffic was bad. Sign on bus said wear a mask... but few did. Drivers were great.

Pros: Professionalism of staff. Cons: Our 0815 bus was shifted to 1115 which caused some challenges. Bus was late... but only because traffic was bad. Sign on bus said wear a mask... but few did. Drivers were great.

5.0

Angela

September 11, 2022- Visiting family

New York to Fairfax

The bus was more than 30 minutes late Friday so I was pleased that we boarded 30 minutes early and left in time.

The bus was more than 30 minutes late Friday so I was pleased that we boarded 30 minutes early and left in time.

BestBus Routes & Network

BestBus’s bus network features 10 bus routes that connect 5 cities serving 6 stations. On average, BestBus performs about 28 bus trips every day. The top cities to which BestBus offers the highest number of daily bus service include New York and Washington.

Top Cities Served by BestBus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
New York2810:30 am10:45 pm
Washington5212:30 pm1:30 am
Fairfax281:00 pm12:00 am
Manassas131:00 pm12:00 am
Springfield412:30 pm1:30 am

Most popular BestBus routes

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

Top BestBus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
New York to Washington64h 11m$20
Springfield to New York25h 30m$35
New York to Manassas44h 45m$20
Fairfax to New York34h 2m$30

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 28 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.

Cheap BestBus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 28 BestBus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and BestBus tickets start at just $19.99. 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. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. 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.

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