Traveling by bus to NYC
Useful information for your bus trip
Go Buses, Peter Pan, FlixBus, TripperBus, CoachRun, OurBus, BestBus, Greyhound and BoltBus buses usually have power outlets, WiFi, toilets, and A/C. However, Busbud recommends bringing snacks and wearing comfortable clothes to fully enjoy your trip.
What are the boarding requirements?
Bus companies recommend arriving 30 minutes before the departure time. Prepare your paper ticket, e-ticket or obtain it directly at the station (Will Call ticket, only for Greyhound) for your bus from Washington to New York and a valid photo ID.
How much luggage can I take on the bus?
Each bus company has its own luggage policy. As a general guideline, for your bus trip between Washington and New York, you are allowed one carry-on bag and one luggage. Your luggage should not weight more than 23 kg (50 lbs) and your carry-on should fit in the overheard compartment of the bus.
Washington ➟ New York: bus vs car
|Average cost of travel||$22||$61|
|Average travel time||4 h 30 min||4 h|
|Carbon footprint (CO2 emissions)||40 kg of CO2||91 kg of CO2|
Is the bus environmentally-friendly?
🍃On average, the bus generates 77% less CO2 emissions in the atmosphere than traveling the same distance between Washington and NYC by car (about 225 miles).
Is the bus cheaper than the car for a trip between Washington and New York City?
🚌 On average, the bus is 94% cheaper than the car for a trip between DC and New York. You can find bus tickets starting as low as $8.
Did you know?
Things to do in New York City
Once arrived, you'll be able to start exploring the city and its surroundings! Take a stroll through Central Park and then head to one of New York's many world-class museums. New York is also home to over 30,000 restaurants, so you're sure to find a great place to eat.