Do I take the bus, train, or the plane — that is the question!
If you are traveling from Washington DC to NYC, we are confident in saying that taking a Tripper Bus is one of the most comfortable and cost-effective ways you can make the 200-mile trip from the nation’s capital to the Big Apple.
When we say cost-effective, we really mean it! Even if you decide to go for Tripper Bus Elite with all the luxury amenities and comfort that comes with it, you will likely still spend less than the other travel options. Taking a bus also makes for a quieter, less stressful and smoother ride when compared to train rides, flights, and driving.
Tripper Bus has a fleet of deluxe, clean, modern, and safe buses with highly experienced professional bus drivers who will take you from DC to NYC safely and efficiently. They are punctual and dependable with a friendly staff who will always provide courteous service with luggage assistance and keep you comfortable throughout the trip.
In this article, we focus on the schedules, locations of the Tripper Bus stations, and also the bus routes so you know exactly when you take the bus, where you should go to take them, and how you will get from Washington DC to NYC.
Tripper Bus Schedule and Route from Washington DC to NYC
Whether you are an early bird who likes a morning trip or prefer to have a nice long evening nap on the bus as you reach NYC by nightfall, Tripper Bus has you covered either way. Every bus station has 3–5 departures to reserve a seat, depending on the weekday.
Due to the higher influx of travelers, weekends have extra departures that you can book directly from the website. Each standard Tripper Bus comfortably seats up to 56 passengers, with the Elite executive coach offering a luxury first-class experience with fever seats and more legroom.
The trip duration is from 4.5–5 hours depending on the day’s traffic, weather, and other similar factors. Tripper Buses start from Arlington, then to Bethesda, and take the fastest and safest route to NYC through Philadelphia.
Tripper Bus Station Locations
Tipper Bus Stops are conveniently located near metro/subway/railways stations with easy access to ample parking.
Option 1: Arlington, VA (Closest Tripper Bus Station to Washington DC. Take a quick 17-minute Lyft/Uber/Taxi ride from DC to Arlington.)
1901 N. Moore Street Arlington, VA 22209
Metro: Rosslyn Station, Blue, Orange, and Silver Line.
Parking: 1101 Wilson Blvd — Between Lynn St. and Kent St.
Option 2: Bethesda, MD (Less than half an hour drive or Lyft/Uber/Taxi ride from DC to Bethesda)
4681 Willow Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
At the corner of Wisconsin Ave., opposite side of Panera Bread, the same side of Bethesda’s Farm Women’s Market
Metro: Bethesda Station, Red Line.
Parking: Montgomery County Public Parking/Metro Parking, The Hyatt Hotel/Residence Inn (valet parking available)
New York, NY
254 W 31 St New York, NY 10001
NE corner of 31 St between 7th and 8th Ave, (outside of the Penn Station) closer to 8th Ave, the opposite side of Brother Jimmy’s BBQ.
Metro: MTA subway lines A, C, E, [8th Ave] 1,2,3, [7th Ave] outside of the Penn Station. B, D, F, M, [6th Ave.]
What makes Tripper Bus Special?
Apart from free wi-fi to keep you connected and entertained throughout the 5‑hour trip, Tripper Bus also offers plenty of great free amenities such as bottled water, reading lights, and electric outlets to keep your devices charged.
If you opt for the Tripper Elite experience, there are amazing additional amenities such as Captain’s leather chair recliners for maximum comfort with more legroom, dedicated tray tables for work, or set up your own entertainment station along with onboard entertainment with complimentary free movies and TV that you can watch on your personal device.
Moreover, all Tripper Buses are equipped with a fully functional clean bathroom.
Tripper Bus Booking and Boarding Information
You can make your bookings directly through the website or by making a simple call at (718}834‑9214. Remember to bring a copy of your email confirmation (a soft copy on your mobile device would do), along with a valid photo ID to board the bus. Want to modify the date or the time of your reservation due to unexpected circumstances? Not to worry! You can simply “edit” your trip on the website, or email Tripper Bus with the changes until 12:00 am mid-night prior to travel.
If you do not make it on time for your trip, you can stand by for a later schedule on the same day if there are any seats available. However, if you are late for the last bus of the day, your ticket cannot be rescheduled.
Tripper Bus allows you to bring two pieces of luggage, each piece not exceeding 40 pounds. Tagging your luggage is always advisable. You can bring even an oversized item such as a bicycle, a wheelchair, or a golf bag without having to pay an additional fee. They will be allowed in the luggage bag under the coach. You are not allowed to carry any weapons or hazardous materials with you.
Bring your own food and drinks while being mindful of your fellow passengers, and keep your seating area clean when you consume them. If you were not able to reserve a seat, you may try taking a walk-up ticket on the day which is sold on a first come first serve basis after all the reserved passengers complete the boarding process — so hurry!
Tripper Bus Rewards
If you are a frequent traveler with us, you can get amazing deals with our rewards program designed especially for you. You will get a complimentary ticket after every six standard tickets. For Tripper Elite, you will earn 2 points every time you make a booking which you can later redeem fully or partially 12 points.