Washington DC To New York Bus Tickets
Travel by premium bus from Union Station in DC to New York City. Every bus from Washington DC is a modern charter-style bus with WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, a sanitized restroom and a free bottle of water. You can leave from Union Station and arrive at Port Authority bus station or one of our other convenient midtown NYC stop locations. It's the easiest and most affordable bus from DC to NY.
NYC is as versatile a city as they come. It can be quiet if you visit one of its many parks, busy if you find yourself in Times Square, a gastronomical delight if you dine in one of its many restaurants, an artist’s paradise in any of its museums. It has hiking trails, zoos, observational decks, large green spaces, and of course, a beautiful skyline.
You could go up the Empire State Building, visit the Statue of Liberty, spend the day at Central Park, watch a musical on Broadway, cheer on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, hang out at the MoMA, or pick from a variety of things the city has on offer. One of the most extensive public transportation networks in the United States, the MTA Subway, make it easy to get around.
Walking the streets of NYC, you feel like a true star - whether it's a performance at Radio City, or a brand new musical near Times Square, NYC is something you can't replicate anywhere else in the world. When you arrive, there's a wide array of hotels and restaurants to satisfy your needs, which will make you feel like you never want to leave.
Bus Tickets Prices From DC To NYC
- Book in advance, you can get excellent deals on bus ticket prices on the Washington DC to New York bus.
- Ourbus allows you to purchase a bus ticket from DC to NYC for fares as cheap as $10*.
- The ticket bookings are hassle free and can be made online on Ourbus.com or on the OurBus App on iOS or Android.
- Our drop down calendar allows you to schedule your trip by offering the best prices for your chosen dates of travel on the direct bus line from Washington DC to NYC.
Pick UP and Drop Off Locations
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY
When travelling by bus from DC to NYC, you will depart from Union Station, Slips 14 & 15. There are waiting room areas within Union Station if you arrive early.
These are conveniently located near Penn Station and NJ Transit if you will be continuing your journey. Riders of the Long Island Rail Road and Jersey Transit can connect easily by walking a few minutes or taking public transportation.
The precise location and time of your departure with be available to you once you make your reservation via the real-time bus tracker on the OurBus App.
Bus DC to NYC FAQs
What is the travel time for buses from DC to NYC?
The bus journey from DC to NYC takes 5 hours. Most trips are direct with no intermediate stops.
What is the distance of the bus route between DC and NYC?
The distance between DC and NYC is 240 miles.
When do the buses from Washington DC to New York leave?
The scheduled bus departure times and ETA are available on Ourbus.com or the OurBus App.
How much is the bus from Washington to New York?
OurBus fares start at $10 and dynamically change based on a variety of factors. Book early and get the cheapest bus tickets from DC to New York.
What are the best times to travel from DC to NYC?
The most popular time to travel by bus to NYC is in the Summer, reaching a peak in July. The summer months in New York are filled with events and activities, on top of the normal walking around, shopping and people watching that is most enjoyable during good weather. You can enjoy a concert at SummerStage in Central Park or one of the many rooftop bars that will make you feel like a local celebrity. Public pools are available at some NYC Parks locations, YMCAs and hotels (daily fees for usage and refreshments are typically charged). Don't miss walking over one of New York's iconic bridges - the Brooklyn Bridge is definitely the best set up for strolling. Start near City Hall in Manhattan, stop for souvenirs and snacks halfway across the bridge and finish in the fast-growing Downtown Brooklyn.
However, there are great things happening in NYC all year-round. New Yorkers start off the year with the ball dropping in Times Sqaure, one of the iconic New Year celebrations. In February, take your valentine to one of the best restaurants in the world, which could even be the best one in the world - Eleven Madison Park. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in March, Earth Day in April and the beginning of the summer with a Memorial Day BBQ.
Have a scare at the Halloween Parade in the Village in October, then start the holiday season in November. The whole city gets decorated, highlighted by the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. No matter the time of the year, there is always something to see, eat or do.
Can I plan a weekend getaway from Washington DC to New York City by bus?
Absolutely! OurBus has multiple trips available every day on buses from Washington DC to New York. Head to Union Station after work or school and you can take a direct bus to midtown Manhattan. Spend a full 2-3 days in the Big Apple and then make your way back to the Nation's Capital on Sunday afternoon or evening. A bus ride is faster than a plane (considering time at the airport through security), cheaper than a train and much easier than driving a car yourself. Enjoy the ride!
What should I take on a bus trip to NYC?
A good book to read, a journal to write about your travels or some content on your favorite device is usually a good start. If you're listening to music or watching videos, don't forget your headphones (other passengers may want to sleep or listen to their own audio). Wear comfortable clothes and if you are typically cold, you may want to bring a sweatshirt. Drivers set a temperature that he or she hopes will work for the majority of passengers. You can also ask to change the temperature, but it's better to be over prepared. If you need to get work done, bring your laptop and connect to the free onboard WiFi. If you plan to get nothing done, a neck pillow and eye mask are very nice to have.
Can I charge electronic devices on the bus from DC to New York?
Every bus company we work with will provide a bus that has an electrical outlet at your seat. Typically there are 2-outlet power strips which are shared between the two seats, 1 for each person. If you need to charge a device with a USB (ex. smart phone), bring a plug for an electrical outlet which has a USB port as there are always direct USB ports.
I would like to alter my ticket for the DC to NYC bus to an earlier or later time or date. What do I do with my original ticket?
If your scheduled departure is more than 30 minutes away, you can simply cancel your original ticket on our website/app and transfer the money as stored credit to OurBus Wallet. This credit will reflect in your Wallet immediately and you can use this to book another ticket on our website/app. You’ll need to pay the difference in fare, if any, for a new reservation.
Within 30 minutes to departure, please contact our customer service team for assistance.