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Academy Bus Company is an efficient, no-frills New Jersey-based bus operator that runs services in New Jersey and New York. Most Academy routes run to and from New York, with destinations in Middlesex, Hudson, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. Many routes are popular with day-trippers and commuters alike.
The company is also known for its Casino Lines, which run to Atlantic City and other nearby resorts. It also runs GoBuses, which provide scheduled links from New York to Hartford, Providence, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Academy is one of the biggest bus operators on the Eastern seaboard, offering handy connections for students, sports fans, shoppers, and professional travelers.

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With Academy Bus Company, it's easy to get around the eastern USA, whether you're casino hopping, seeing the big-city lights, or traveling for work.

Academy routes and schedules

Academy Bus Company operates a total of 55 routes in the eastern USA. Most of the routes on the Academy bus schedule run from New Jersey locations, such as Asbury Park, Hazlet, Lakewood, North Middletown, and Shrewsbury. Almost all services run to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and there should be 6-8 direct buses every day from most locations. Some also terminate at Wall Street and Midtown, providing flexibility for commuters coming from NJ. Other routes run from destinations near Washington, DC, and Baltimore to the center of those cities, and there's also a service from Staten Island to New York. In all cases, holiday schedules apply at certain times, meaning passengers may have fewer departures to choose from.

How do I buy Academy tickets online?

Tickets for Academy Buses can be purchased online using the Omio app or on desktop. Onboard purchases are not allowed.

How do I find the bus station?

Passengers can find details about the departure station on their ticket. Customers are advised to arrive at departure points at least 15-20 minutes before buses leave.

How do I collect my Academy bus ticket?

Academy Bus tickets are sent via email directly after they are purchased online. They can then be printed and presented to staff upon arrival at the departure station, or stored on smartphones.

Is there WiFi on Academy buses?

Academy coaches are all equipped with WiFi connections, allowing passengers to check social media or work while traveling. Most seats also include power outlets.

Popular Academy Bus Routes

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Academy fares & ticket information

Various Academy fares are available. Port Authority fares apply for services to New York's main bus station from NJ locations. Wall Street fares apply to buses that terminate in southern Manhattan, and Cross River Combo fares cover services to Jersey City, which require a short transfer via NYWW ferries.
Children under five years old ride free when accompanied by an adult and if free seats are available. There are also discounts for travelers aged 62 and over, and it's possible to purchase seasonal tickets for regular journeys.

Academy FAQS

Before boarding an Academy Coach, check out these quick FAQs for answers to a range of common customer queries.

Do I need to show any form of ID when I show my ticket to board the bus?

When passengers board Academy Buses, there is no need to present ID. Just be there with the ticket and anything required for the journey.

Can I bring a child safety seat on board?

Child safety seats are not supplied by Academy Bus, but parents are welcome to bring their own seats on board if they wish.

What is the Academy baggage policy?

Passengers have total freedom regarding luggage. There are few restrictions, and no fees for extra baggage. However, travelers must be able to carry all of their baggage, as no assistance is provided.

Can you bring bikes on board?

Bikes are permitted when space allows. It may be necessary to check with Academy Bus before traveling to ensure that there will be space.

Can I bring my pet on board?

Pets are generally not allowed. However, Academy Bus does make an exception for service dogs.