Tips for Planning A Bus Trip to New York or Washington

Mar. 20, 2021

Before you head out on your next trip to New York or Washington, here are some important things and tips that can help you make the most of your next visit.


A Bus Can Save You Money

Flights to and from New York or Washington can be pricey, so by taking the bus you will not only save money on your trip, but you can still travel in luxury. Our BestBus fleet offers great extras such as free Wi-Fi, a free bottle of water, electrical output for each seat, and more. Plus, finding the nearest bus stop is easy and makes a bus a hassle-free option.


Book Ahead of Time

Regardless of if it’s for a holiday, the weekend, or even New Year’s Eve, New York is truly the city that never sleeps (and Washington DC is no different). So, with that in mind, it’s essential that you not only purchase your bus ticket in advance but that you also book your hotel and other accommodations well in advance.

Failure to book ahead of time can mean you’ll end up overpaying for last-minute accommodations, or you might not even get any at all.


Create an Itinerary

While the prospect of putting together an itinerary may seem a bit unnecessary, trust us, it isn’t. An itinerary affords you the ability to truly plan out your trip to make sure that you have time to see the things you really want to. We recommend adding extra time for all visits and prioritizing the important places to ensure you don't miss out. Always leave some spots open as you may end up spending more time in places you didn't expect or adding locations you didn't plan for.


City Passes Are A Great Purchase

Washington, DC, and New York have so many amazing things to take in, but it can be hard, time-consuming, and expensive to see them all with so many tourists there year-round. That's why something like the New York Pass or Go Washington DC Pass are such a great purchase. These passes give you access to all the best city attractions and also offer you some great discounts while letting you skip the long lines.

It is highly recommended to take advantage of these passes, especially if it’s your first time visiting, or you are going during a peak tourist time.


Purchase Your Bus Ticket to New York & Washington DC

Purchase your ticket and head to the nearest BestBus stop today!