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Bus to New York

Travelers can reach New York from across the United States and the east coast of Canada via bus. The city's main bus station is the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the largest bus terminal in the United States which serves 200,000 passengers a year. Most passengers arrive in New York via bus from the United States' east coast cities, including Washington D.C., Boston and Jersey City. 

Greyhound to New York

Greyhound is America's biggest bus company and they provide the most comprehensive service to New York from states across the north-eastern United States and Canada. Greyhound buses depart from major United States cities including Boston, Washington D.C. and Springfield, for New York. Greyhound buses from Canada depart for New York from Toronto. Greyhound buses to New York depart 24 hours a day, but the most comprehensive service is provided between 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. Any Greyhound bus to New York will arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal. The Port Authority Terminal is in the heart of New York City and is within walking distance of the iconic Times Square. 

Main bus stations in New York

If passengers were to travel by bus to New York, the likelihood is that they'll stop at the centrally located Port Authority Bus Terminal. The Port Authority Bus Terminal is America's busiest bus terminal and serves 200,000 passengers each year. Buses to New York city alight at Port Authority, and then passengers can continue on to neighboring states, cross-country destinations or even buses heading for Canada. The Port Authority Bus Terminal is in close proximity to Times Square and is located between 8th Avenue and 42nd Street. Subway Station Port Authority serves the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and many other forms of connecting travel are available from near the station.

Bus tickets to New York: useful to know

It's never been easier to take a bus to New York, thanks to mobile ticketing. Passengers no longer have to carry a physical ticket on buses to New York but can keep an e-ticket on their phone. Greyhound buses now offer e-tickets as standard, although there may be some variation with alternate providers. When passengers search for a ticket on Omio, they'll be able to see if a mobile ticket option is available prior to purchase.  Most buses that cross state lines require passengers to carry a form of photo identification with them. A driver's license, provisional driver's license or identification card will suffice. Travelers taking a bus to New York from Canada must carry a passport on board, as this is an international service and passengers will be subject to border checks.  Boarding typically begins 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time on the ticket. Passengers are advised to arrive at their bus station at least 30 minutes before your bus to New York is scheduled to leave, this is so they can find their departure stop and join their boarding queue.  Searching for a bus to New York on Omio is fast and easy. Passengers can compare different buses to New York on factors like journey duration, time, speed, affordability, and whether services are direct or indirect. Travelers can use the filter on Omio to compare journeys to New York and all these factors, to find the perfect service that suits them. Booking with Omio is convenient and easy as if passengers are booking a connecting journey with multiple parts, all of your tickets will be stored in one place -​ your Omio account. All tickets will be easily accessible, at each stage of the journey, when passengers book with Omio.

To New York by bus-travel tips

New York is renowned for being the United States' most influential cultural capital. As Frank Sinatra sang, "If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere!" and New York remains a fast-paced center of global commerce; an international capital of cool. New York is home to many of the country's most famous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim, and cultural centers like Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera House, and the Bowery Ballroom. Iconic sights travelers love to visit include the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square.

Travelers who wish to explore authentic New York should look to the neighborhoods most tourists miss. Chinatown is not only one of the best places in the world (outside China) to sample Chinese cuisine but is also one of the city's most vibrant, youthful areas. The young and hip have flocked to Chinatown in the past 10 years to host parties and club nights, to open trendy bars, small galleries, and restaurants serving the best of 'New American cuisine'. Head to the Dimes Square area to discover New York's contemporary capital of cool. Like Soho in the 80s, Chinatown is modern New York's place to see and be seen. 

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