Frequently Asked Questions

Boarding Information

Where are the Tripper bus stops located?

See our pick up and drop off loca­tions Here

Are your stops close to Metro or Subway stations?

Yes, all of our bus stops are locat­ed near metro/subway and / or rail sta­tions.

 

City

Closest Metro Station

New York City Penn Sta­tion:

- 7th Avenue side: 1, 2, 3 sub­way trains.
— 8th Avenue side: A, C, E sub­way trains.

- NJ Tran­sit, Long Island Rail­road (LIRR), and Amtrak.
— New York Air­port Ser­vice (bus)

Her­ald Square Sta­tion:

- 6th Avenue: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W sub­way trains. PATH train.

Bethes­da, MD Bethes­da Sta­tion: Red Line
Arling­ton, VA Ross­lyn Sta­tion: Blue, Orange and Sil­ver lines

What items / proof of purchase are required prior to boarding?

A valid pho­to ID is required to board the bus. Once your reser­va­tion is com­plete you will receive an email con­fir­ma­tion with a reser­va­tion con­fir­ma­tion num­ber. Please bring a copy of the email con­fir­ma­tion in order to board the bus. You may show proof of your reser­va­tion on your mobile device.

Can I bring a bicycle or golf bag or wheel chair?

We do allow bicy­cles, golf bags and wheel chairs how­ev­er these are con­sid­ered to be over­sized items. These items are accept­able pro­vide space is avail­able in the bag­gage area. The over­size item will count as your one bag allowed under the coach. You’ll be respon­si­ble for plac­ing the item in the bag­gage bin. We will not charge you an addi­tion­al fee for over­sized item pro­vid­ed it is with­in your lim­it of one bag under the coach. Wash­ing­ton Deluxe is not respon­si­ble for any dam­ages to items stored below in our lug­gage bay.

Do the buses have bathrooms?

Yes, all bus­es are equipped with a ful­ly func­tion­al bath­room.

Are your buses equipped with reading lights?

We pro­vide read­ing lights on all bus­es. Please note that the dri­ver may restrict the use of read­ing lights in the front 3 rows, espe­cial­ly on after dark trips

What are the additional Tripper Elite amenities?

Fold­ing tray table, cup hold­er, bot­tled spring water, com­pli­men­ta­ry movies and tv series on your per­son­al device and cap­tains leather seat­ing.

What are the standard amenities?

Our stan­dard ameni­ties include read­ing lights, WiFi and pow­er out­lets.

Are food and beverages allowed?

Food and bev­er­ages are allowed as long as it is not objec­tion­able to the oth­er pas­sen­gers and the bus is kept clean. Pas­sen­gers are encour­aged to pur­chase any desired food or drinks pri­or to arrival at the stop. All trash should be put in the trash bags pro­vid­ed.

What can’t I take in my baggage?

All weapons are pro­hib­it­ed. We also do not allow the trans­port of any mate­r­i­al that would be deemed a haz­ardous mate­r­i­al by the DOT (Acids, ammu­ni­tion, ani­mals, com­bustible liq­uids, com­pressed gas­es, corpses, cre­mat­ed remains, explo­sives, firearms of all types, fire­works, flam­ma­ble liq­uids, fur­ni­ture, haz­ardous mate­ri­als (poi­sons, radioac­tive mate­ri­als, etc.)

What happens if I am late?

In the event you’re unable to make your sched­ule on time, we offer the oppor­tu­ni­ty for you to stand by for a lat­er sched­ule on the same day, if there is a seat avail­able.

Please note these sched­ules will be sub­ject to a rate increase if the new sched­ule dif­fers from your paid sched­ule and any dif­fer­ence in price will be col­lect­ed pri­or to depar­ture.. If you don’t show up pri­or to the last bus for the day of your sched­uled trav­el, the tick­et is for­feit­ed and can­not be resched­uled.

Can I change the date or time of my reservation?

Yes. You can change the date or time of your reser­va­tion on line until 12:00 am mid­night pri­or trav­el. Mod­i­fy­ing reser­va­tions can be done online by click­ing edit my trip or by email­ing us. If you need to mod­i­fy a reser­va­tion with­in 12 hours of depar­ture time , then please call our office no lat­er than 3 hours pri­or trav­el at 1–877–826‑3874. If you are unable to reach a rep­re­sen­ta­tive by phone, please send an email to info@tripperbus.com. If your seat(s) in your new­ly select­ed sched­ule cost more than your cur­rent seat, you will need to pay the dif­fer­ence before com­plet­ing the resched­ul­ing process.

Note: when edit­ing, can­cel­ing or resched­ul­ing please mod­i­fy all sched­ules and all legs of your trip.

Can I reserve by phone?

If you choose to reserve by phone, you may do so by call­ing cus­tomer ser­vice at (718}834‑9214

What do I do if I’ve forgotten my email confirmation?

Please con­tact Trip­per Bus via phone for your reser­va­tion con­fir­ma­tion num­ber. Please make sure to have your reser­va­tion num­ber in advance of depar­ture.

What is the duration of the trip?

The aver­age trip between NYC and Bethes­da, MD is 4 to 4.5 hours. The aver­age trip between NYC and Arling­ton, VA is 4.5 to 5 hours.

Trav­el time is depen­dent on traf­fic and weath­er con­di­tions. Trip­per Bus is not liable for delays caused by acci­dents, break­downs, road con­di­tions, weath­er or oth­er unfore­seen con­di­tions beyond its con­trol and does not guar­an­tee exact arrival or depar­ture times.

What happens if I miss my bus?

In the event you are unable to make your sched­ule on time we do offer the oppor­tu­ni­ty for you to stand-by for addi­tion­al day-of sched­ules depend­ing on avail­abil­i­ty. Please note these sched­ules will be sub­ject to any rate increase that dif­fers from your paid sched­ule and any dif­fer­ence in price will be col­lect­ed pri­or to depar­ture.

Do you offer refunds?

We do not offer refunds for trav­el. Should you need to can­cel or change your reser­va­tion you can sub­mit your request via the steps list­ed above.

How much is the fare?

Trip­per Bus fairs begin at $27 one-way and Trip­per elite begins at $40

PLEASE NOTE: prices are sub­ject to change with­out notice.

Can children travel unaccompanied by an adult?

Any per­son under 17 years of age must be accom­pa­nied by an adult (17 years of age or over) when trav­el­ing on Trip­per­Bus bus­es. Unac­com­pa­nied chil­dren and teens under the age of 17 are not per­mit­ted to trav­el on Trip­per­Bus.

Is smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed on the bus?

In order to pro­tect the health and safe­ty of our pas­sen­gers and dri­vers, smok­ing and and con­sump­tion of alco­holic bev­er­ages is strict­ly pro­hib­it­ed on our busses. Trip­per Bus reserves the right to refuse to trans­port to (A) a per­son under the influ­ence of intox­i­cat­ing sub­stance or drugs, (B) any­one who is inca­pable of tak­ing care of him/herself. (This does not apply to per­sons who are accom­pa­nied by an atten­dant or nurse), or © any­one whose con­duct is such or like­ly to make him or her objec­tion­able to oth­er pas­sen­gers or prospec­tive pas­sen­gers. Pas­sen­gers may trans­port unopened alco­holic bev­er­ages stowed in the car­go bay in their lug­gage for use after arrival at the final des­ti­na­tion with Trip­per Bus. Non-alco­holic bev­er­ages and snacks are per­mit­ted as long as they do not annoy the oth­er pas­sen­gers and the bus is kept clean.

What is the policy towards cell phone use on the bus?

Gen­er­al­ly, we do not restrict pas­sen­gers using a cell phone on the bus, how­ev­er, we rec­om­mend all phone con­ver­sa­tions be short in dura­tion and spo­ken in a low tone in con­sid­er­a­tion of the oth­er pas­sen­gers. Pas­sen­gers sit­ting in the front 4 rows are not per­mit­ted to use their cell phones for the entire trip as the con­ver­sa­tion be a dis­trac­tion for the dri­ver.

Do you provide Wifi and electrical outlets so that I can use my laptop on the bus?

All of our coach­es are equipped with Wifi and elec­tri­cal out­lets.

Also note that bus Wi-Fi does not sup­port stream­ing video like YouTube, Hulu, Net­flix, etc. You may wish to down­load a movie before leav­ing.

DISCLAIMER: We can­not be respon­si­ble for the strength or sta­bil­i­ty of the wifi con­nec­tion since it is a mov­ing vehi­cle and may also be affect­ed by how many pas­sen­gers are logged on at any giv­en time. Some areas have zero or lim­it­ed cov­er­age.

We make an effort to pro­vide these ameni­ties free of charge. For oper­a­tional emer­gen­cies, we may need to sub­sti­tute a replace­ment vehi­cle which may not have all of the stan­dard ameni­ties. We apol­o­gize for any incon­ve­nience that this may cause you. How­ev­er, if for what­ev­er rea­son any of the ameni­ties men­tioned above are not avail­able on your trip, we will not issue a cred­it or refund.

What does Tripper Bus mean by “Free on-board Internet Service”?

Our pas­sen­gers will enjoy FREE com­pli­men­ta­ry inter­net ser­vice while on board. How­ev­er, due to con­nec­tion issues we can’t guar­an­tee this ser­vice, as Wi-Fi con­nec­tions may vary through­out the route.

Are Walk-ups welcome?

We allow walk-up cus­tomers to pur­chase a seat at the bus. Open seats will be made avail­able only after all con­firmed reserved pas­sen­gers have com­plet­ed the board­ing process. Walk up tick­ets are sold on a first come first serve basis and are not eli­gi­ble for the Trip­per Bus Rewards Pro­gram

What do I need to bring with me in order for me to be able to board the bus?

A valid pho­to ID is required to board the bus. Once your reser­va­tion is com­plete you will receive an email con­fir­ma­tion with a reser­va­tion con­fir­ma­tion num­ber. Please bring a copy of the email con­fir­ma­tion in order to board the bus. You may show proof of your reser­va­tion on your mobile device.

How long does the trip take?

The aver­age trip dura­tion is 4 — 4 1/2 hours depend­ing on traf­fic and weath­er con­di­tions. Trip­per Bus is not liable for delays caused by acci­dents, break­downs, road con­di­tions, weath­er and oth­er con­di­tions beyond its con­trol and does not guar­an­tee to arrive at or depart from any point at a spe­cif­ic time.

How do I buy a ticket?

The pri­ma­ry way to pur­chase a tick­et for Trip­per Bus is online. This guar­an­tees you a reser­va­tion. We also sell high­er priced walkup fares but only on a space avail­able basis. We rec­om­mend you buy a tick­et in advance and save mon­ey.

Walk up fares: we will first board and seat the reserved pas­sen­gers and if we have seats remain­ing we will offer walk up fares. Walk up fares will be sold on a first come first serve basis only if seats are avail­able. The price of our walk up fares is avail­able on our web­site. We can only accept cash for our walkup cus­tomers.

Where are your bus stops located?

See our pick up and drop off loca­tions Here.

Parking Information

Where are the Tripper bus stops located?

See our pick up and drop off loca­tions Here

Baggage & Seating

Are your stops close to Metro or Subway stations?

Yes, all of our bus stops are locat­ed near metro/subway and / or rail sta­tions.

 

City

Closest Metro Station

New York City Penn Sta­tion:

- 7th Avenue side: 1, 2, 3 sub­way trains.
— 8th Avenue side: A, C, E sub­way trains.

- NJ Tran­sit, Long Island Rail­road (LIRR), and Amtrak.
— New York Air­port Ser­vice (bus)

Her­ald Square Sta­tion:

- 6th Avenue: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W sub­way trains. PATH train.

Bethes­da, MD Bethes­da Sta­tion: Red Line
Arling­ton, VA Ross­lyn Sta­tion: Blue, Orange and Sil­ver lines

What can’t I take in my baggage?

All weapons are pro­hib­it­ed. We also do not allow the trans­port of any mate­r­i­al that would be deemed a haz­ardous mate­r­i­al by the DOT (Acids, ammu­ni­tion, ani­mals, com­bustible liq­uids, com­pressed gas­es, corpses, cre­mat­ed remains, explo­sives, firearms of all types, fire­works, flam­ma­ble liq­uids, fur­ni­ture, haz­ardous mate­ri­als (poi­sons, radioac­tive mate­ri­als, etc.)

Does Tripper Bus provide seating for disabled passengers?

We pro­vide pri­or­i­ty seat­ing for dis­abled or elder­ly pas­sen­gers. If a bus with a wheel­chair lift is need­ed, we will pro­vide one upon request. Your request needs to be made at least 48 hours pri­or to your desired depar­ture date. This advance notice is in accor­dance with fed­er­al guide­lines and allows us to make the nec­es­sary arrange­ments to pro­vide request­ed assis­tance.

Will you help me with my luggage?

Yes. Please remem­ber there is a three bag max­i­mum.

What is the Tripper Bus luggage policy?

You may bring a max­i­mum of 2 pieces of lug­gage. The weight of each piece must not exceed 40 pounds. Trip­per Bus is not respon­si­ble for lost, dam­aged or stolen prop­er­ty. You may bring one small car­ry-on which should fit beneath your seat or in the over­head lug­gage com­part­ment. Lug­gage may not be placed at a pas­sen­ger’s legs or in the isle . Always keep your med­ica­tions and valu­ables with you. Do not leave them in your stowed bag­gage.

We rec­om­mend all bags be prop­er­ly tag your bags along with your con­tact infor­ma­tion. Lug­gage left at or on the bus will be hand­ed over to the lost and found.

Can I request seating in front of the bus?

The seats in the front of the bus locat­ed behind and across from the dri­ver are des­ig­nat­ed as pri­or­i­ty seat­ing to accom­mo­date pas­sen­gers with dis­abil­i­ties or oth­er spe­cial needs. If these seats are occu­pied, the dri­ver may ask the seat­ed pas­sen­ger to move to accom­mo­date these spe­cial needs rid­ers.

Is there assigned seating on your buses?

No. Seat­ing is on a first come first serve basis.

Comments / Feedback

Are your stops close to Metro or Subway stations?

Yes, all of our bus stops are locat­ed near metro/subway and / or rail sta­tions.

 

City

Closest Metro Station

New York City Penn Sta­tion:

- 7th Avenue side: 1, 2, 3 sub­way trains.
— 8th Avenue side: A, C, E sub­way trains.

- NJ Tran­sit, Long Island Rail­road (LIRR), and Amtrak.
— New York Air­port Ser­vice (bus)

Her­ald Square Sta­tion:

- 6th Avenue: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W sub­way trains. PATH train.

Bethes­da, MD Bethes­da Sta­tion: Red Line
Arling­ton, VA Ross­lyn Sta­tion: Blue, Orange and Sil­ver lines

Can I bring a bicycle or golf bag or wheel chair?

We do allow bicy­cles, golf bags and wheel chairs how­ev­er these are con­sid­ered to be over­sized items. These items are accept­able pro­vide space is avail­able in the bag­gage area. The over­size item will count as your one bag allowed under the coach. You’ll be respon­si­ble for plac­ing the item in the bag­gage bin. We will not charge you an addi­tion­al fee for over­sized item pro­vid­ed it is with­in your lim­it of one bag under the coach. Wash­ing­ton Deluxe is not respon­si­ble for any dam­ages to items stored below in our lug­gage bay.

Do the buses have bathrooms?

Yes, all bus­es are equipped with a ful­ly func­tion­al bath­room.

Are your buses equipped with reading lights?

We pro­vide read­ing lights on all bus­es. Please note that the dri­ver may restrict the use of read­ing lights in the front 3 rows, espe­cial­ly on after dark trips

What are the additional Tripper Elite amenities?

Fold­ing tray table, cup hold­er, bot­tled spring water, com­pli­men­ta­ry movies and tv series on your per­son­al device and cap­tains leather seat­ing.

What are the standard amenities?

Our stan­dard ameni­ties include read­ing lights, WiFi and pow­er out­lets.

Are food and beverages allowed?

Food and bev­er­ages are allowed as long as it is not objec­tion­able to the oth­er pas­sen­gers and the bus is kept clean. Pas­sen­gers are encour­aged to pur­chase any desired food or drinks pri­or to arrival at the stop. All trash should be put in the trash bags pro­vid­ed.

What happens if I am late?

In the event you’re unable to make your sched­ule on time, we offer the oppor­tu­ni­ty for you to stand by for a lat­er sched­ule on the same day, if there is a seat avail­able.

Please note these sched­ules will be sub­ject to a rate increase if the new sched­ule dif­fers from your paid sched­ule and any dif­fer­ence in price will be col­lect­ed pri­or to depar­ture.. If you don’t show up pri­or to the last bus for the day of your sched­uled trav­el, the tick­et is for­feit­ed and can­not be resched­uled.

Is smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed on the bus?

In order to pro­tect the health and safe­ty of our pas­sen­gers and dri­vers, smok­ing and and con­sump­tion of alco­holic bev­er­ages is strict­ly pro­hib­it­ed on our busses. Trip­per Bus reserves the right to refuse to trans­port to (A) a per­son under the influ­ence of intox­i­cat­ing sub­stance or drugs, (B) any­one who is inca­pable of tak­ing care of him/herself. (This does not apply to per­sons who are accom­pa­nied by an atten­dant or nurse), or © any­one whose con­duct is such or like­ly to make him or her objec­tion­able to oth­er pas­sen­gers or prospec­tive pas­sen­gers. Pas­sen­gers may trans­port unopened alco­holic bev­er­ages stowed in the car­go bay in their lug­gage for use after arrival at the final des­ti­na­tion with Trip­per Bus. Non-alco­holic bev­er­ages and snacks are per­mit­ted as long as they do not annoy the oth­er pas­sen­gers and the bus is kept clean.

Can I bring my pet on board?

No dogs, cats, birds, or oth­er ani­mals will be trans­port­ed. How­ev­er, in com­pli­ance with fed­er­al guide­lines we allow ser­vice ani­mals which are accom­pa­ny­ing any trav­el­er with a need as defined by the Amer­i­can with Dis­abil­i­ties Act. Ser­vice dogs, trained for the pur­pose of assist­ing a dis­abled per­son, will be allowed on the bus The ser­vice ani­mal is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of its own­er at all times (i.e.) leash, har­ness or car­ri­er.) Ser­vice ani­mals must ride in the bus with­in the cus­tomer’s space and may not trav­el in the aisle or occu­py a seat. Please bring ser­vice doc­u­men­ta­tion or prop­er ver­i­fi­ca­tion with you to present at board­ing.

Trip­per Bus reserves the right to refuse pas­sage to any ani­mal that pos­es a direct threat to the health and safe­ty of oth­er cus­tomers or per­son­nel.

What is the policy towards cell phone use on the bus?

Gen­er­al­ly, we do not restrict pas­sen­gers using a cell phone on the bus, how­ev­er, we rec­om­mend all phone con­ver­sa­tions be short in dura­tion and spo­ken in a low tone in con­sid­er­a­tion of the oth­er pas­sen­gers. Pas­sen­gers sit­ting in the front 4 rows are not per­mit­ted to use their cell phones for the entire trip as the con­ver­sa­tion be a dis­trac­tion for the dri­ver.

Do you provide Wifi and electrical outlets so that I can use my laptop on the bus?

All of our coach­es are equipped with Wifi and elec­tri­cal out­lets.

Also note that bus Wi-Fi does not sup­port stream­ing video like YouTube, Hulu, Net­flix, etc. You may wish to down­load a movie before leav­ing.

DISCLAIMER: We can­not be respon­si­ble for the strength or sta­bil­i­ty of the wifi con­nec­tion since it is a mov­ing vehi­cle and may also be affect­ed by how many pas­sen­gers are logged on at any giv­en time. Some areas have zero or lim­it­ed cov­er­age.

We make an effort to pro­vide these ameni­ties free of charge. For oper­a­tional emer­gen­cies, we may need to sub­sti­tute a replace­ment vehi­cle which may not have all of the stan­dard ameni­ties. We apol­o­gize for any incon­ve­nience that this may cause you. How­ev­er, if for what­ev­er rea­son any of the ameni­ties men­tioned above are not avail­able on your trip, we will not issue a cred­it or refund.

Group Reservations

How can I book a group reservation and do you offer any group discounts?

Book­ings for groups and char­ter bus­es need to be request­ed in advance. Fares and dis­counts will be eval­u­at­ed upon receipt of the reser­va­tion request and can­not be com­bined with any oth­er dis­counts. Please note: group reser­va­tions are not eli­gi­ble for points in the Trip­per Rewards Pro­gram.

Can I reserve by phone?

If you choose to reserve by phone, you may do so by call­ing cus­tomer ser­vice at (718}834‑9214

Cancellations & Schedule Changes

Can I change the date or time of my reservation?

Yes. You can change the date or time of your reser­va­tion on line until 12:00 am mid­night pri­or trav­el. Mod­i­fy­ing reser­va­tions can be done online by click­ing edit my trip or by email­ing us. If you need to mod­i­fy a reser­va­tion with­in 12 hours of depar­ture time , then please call our office no lat­er than 3 hours pri­or trav­el at 1–877–826‑3874. If you are unable to reach a rep­re­sen­ta­tive by phone, please send an email to info@tripperbus.com. If your seat(s) in your new­ly select­ed sched­ule cost more than your cur­rent seat, you will need to pay the dif­fer­ence before com­plet­ing the resched­ul­ing process.

Note: when edit­ing, can­cel­ing or resched­ul­ing please mod­i­fy all sched­ules and all legs of your trip.

Can I upgrade my reservation from Tripper Bus to Tripper Elite?

You can request an upgrade to the elite Bus online or by con­tact­ing us via phone. The dif­fer­ence in price will be charge by cred­it card. Pri­or to the day of trav­el, if you change from Trip­per Elite to a Stan­dard Trip­per Bus, you will be issued a com­pa­ny cred­it for the dif­fer­ence.

Note: Chang­ing a tick­et from a high­er priced bus to a low­er priced bus on the day of trav­el will not result in a cred­it for the price dif­fer­ence

What happens if I miss my bus?

In the event you are unable to make your sched­ule on time we do offer the oppor­tu­ni­ty for you to stand-by for addi­tion­al day-of sched­ules depend­ing on avail­abil­i­ty. Please note these sched­ules will be sub­ject to any rate increase that dif­fers from your paid sched­ule and any dif­fer­ence in price will be col­lect­ed pri­or to depar­ture.

Do you offer refunds?

We do not offer refunds for trav­el. Should you need to can­cel or change your reser­va­tion you can sub­mit your request via the steps list­ed above.

What should I do if I want to change my reservation but don’t know my new travel date?

You can place your tick­et on hold with us and make a new reser­va­tion at any time when you know the exact date you want to ride with us.

Can I change my ticket and travel date and time online?

The online book­ing sys­tem allows the flex­i­bil­i­ty to change a tick­et to a dif­fer­ent sched­ule, can­cel a reser­va­tion and or track your trip his­to­ry. In order to con­firm seat­ing it is rec­om­mend­ed tick­ets be pur­chased in advance online.

Can I cancel my reservation and get a refund?

Tick­ets are non-refund­able and only good for trav­el on the sched­ule and date that you have pur­chased.

You may can­cel your reser­va­tion on line until 12:00 am mid­night pri­or trav­el. To can­cel a reser­va­tion can be done online by click­ing edit my trip or by email­ing us.

We do not issue refunds, how­ev­er funds will be cred­it­ed in your Trip­per Bus account and will be applied towards future trav­el.

Booking Reservations

Can I reserve by phone?

If you choose to reserve by phone, you may do so by call­ing cus­tomer ser­vice at (718}834‑9214

Can I upgrade my reservation from Tripper Bus to Tripper Elite?

You can request an upgrade to the elite Bus online or by con­tact­ing us via phone. The dif­fer­ence in price will be charge by cred­it card. Pri­or to the day of trav­el, if you change from Trip­per Elite to a Stan­dard Trip­per Bus, you will be issued a com­pa­ny cred­it for the dif­fer­ence.

Note: Chang­ing a tick­et from a high­er priced bus to a low­er priced bus on the day of trav­el will not result in a cred­it for the price dif­fer­ence

What happens if I miss my bus?

In the event you are unable to make your sched­ule on time we do offer the oppor­tu­ni­ty for you to stand-by for addi­tion­al day-of sched­ules depend­ing on avail­abil­i­ty. Please note these sched­ules will be sub­ject to any rate increase that dif­fers from your paid sched­ule and any dif­fer­ence in price will be col­lect­ed pri­or to depar­ture.

Do you offer refunds?

We do not offer refunds for trav­el. Should you need to can­cel or change your reser­va­tion you can sub­mit your request via the steps list­ed above.

Is an e‑mail address mandatory for a reservation?

To guar­an­tee a seat, an e‑mail address is manda­to­ry for reser­va­tions. Once the reser­va­tion is con­firmed, e‑tickets will be sent to the said address. Walk-ups are always wel­comed, but seat­ing is based on avail­abil­i­ty after reserved pas­sen­gers have been board­ed.

Do I have to make a reservation when using promotional coupons?

Yes. Reser­va­tions are always required regard­less of the method of pay­ment.

Do I have to pay when making a reservation?

Yes. Pay­ment is required in order to secure your reser­va­tion.

Can I purchase a ticket for someone else?

Yes. You can book a seat on our web­site for a pas­sen­ger oth­er then your­self and pay with your cred­it card.

What is Fast Reserve Login?

This fea­ture on our web site makes it faster and eas­i­er for trav­el­ers to reserve seats. You sim­ply give us your infor­ma­tion once. We assign it to your email address, and keep it on file, con­fi­den­tial­ly. The next time you want to reserve a trip, sim­ply use your email address in the Fast Reserve Login quick­ly and eas­i­ly. It’s a great time saver.

Are Walk-ups welcome?

We allow walk-up cus­tomers to pur­chase a seat at the bus. Open seats will be made avail­able only after all con­firmed reserved pas­sen­gers have com­plet­ed the board­ing process. Walk up tick­ets are sold on a first come first serve basis and are not eli­gi­ble for the Trip­per Bus Rewards Pro­gram

Is a reservation required?

A reser­va­tion is required. Bus­es that are not sold out, will accept stand­by pas­sen­gers on site once reserved pas­sen­gers have com­plet­ed the board­ing process. Pas­sen­gers who miss their sched­ule are not guar­an­teed seat­ing on future sched­ules and forego their reser­va­tion if out­side the can­cel­la­tion win­dow. Reser­va­tions are date spe­cif­ic.

Reserv­ing online: The pri­ma­ry way to pur­chase a tick­et for Trip­per Bus is online on our web­site reserve now

This guar­an­tees you a seat on the bus Your reser­va­tion is valid only for trav­el on the sched­ule and date that you have reserved. Pas­sen­gers with­out a reser­va­tion may stand-by for open seat­ing once reserved pas­sen­gers have com­plet­ed board­ing.

How long in advance do I have to arrive at the bus stop?

Pas­sen­gers should arrive at least 15 min­utes before depar­ture time. Reser­va­tions are not guar­an­teed beyond that time and your seat may be offered to stand­by pas­sen­gers.

Where does Tripper Bus travel?

Trip­per Bus pro­vides dai­ly bus trans­porta­tion between New York City and the Wash­ing­ton, DC sub­urbs of Arling­ton, VA and Bethes­da, MD.

Rewards Program

What is the Tripper Elite Bus?

Trip­per elite is an exec­u­tive busi­­ness-class ser­vice for pas­sen­gers seek­ing a lev­el about stan­dard coach trav­el. Trip­per elite fea­tures addi­tion­al first class ameni­ties, to include few­er seats allow­ing for wider cap­tains chair seat­ing, more leg room, plus com­pli­men­ta­ry movies and tv series view­able from our app on your per­son­al device.

More infor­ma­tion on the fea­tures and ameni­ties of the Trip­per Elite Bus can be found on the Trip­per Elite.

How can I earn free trips?

The more you trav­el with us, the more you save. Each time you reserve a trip online or by phone, you will earn 1 “Coupon” for each one-way seg­ment of your trip. Col­lect 6 one-way coupons and you’ll receive a free one-way tick­et. Col­lect 3 round-trip coupons and receive a free one-way tick­et. You must be reg­is­tered on our web­site and reserve your trips ahead of time for us to be able to keep track of your trips. We will store your trip infor­ma­tion, and noti­fy you by email when you have earned a free tick­et.

Can I use multiple email addresses to redeem free tickets faster?

You may use more than one email address, how­ev­er tick­ets or redeemable free tick­ets are not trans­ferrable to oth­er email address­es. Ini­tial email address­es giv­en when reg­is­tered can only redeem tick­ets under the email address.

How can I acquire an award?

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