New York City

One of the world's great cities, New York City (known as "The Big Apple", "NYC," or just plain "New York") is a global center for media, entertainment, art, fashion, research, finance, and trade. The bustling, cosmopolitan heart of the 4th largest metropolis in the world and by far the most populous city in the United States, New York has long been a key entry point and a defining city for the nation.

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Frequent service to/from Newark, DE; Georgia (Athens & Atlanta); Massachusetts (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth); Hartford, CT; North Carolina; New Jersey; (upstate) New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania; Columbia, SC; Burlington, VT; Virginia, Washington D.C.; Chicago, IL and Toronto. Most buses arrive on the west side of 7th Avenue just south of 28th Street (''nearest subway station is 28th Street on the {{NYCS|1}} line'') and depart from the south side of 34th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, across the street from the Javits Center (''nearest subway station is 34th Street—Hudson Yards on the {{NYCS|7}} line''). Services to Binghamton, New Brunswick, Princeton and Atlantic City arrive and depart at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 8th Avenue & 42nd Street. They can also be in different locations from the above, depending on destination, so check with their website. Wifi and electrical outlets available on each bus.

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New York Pass

Grants access to over 50 top attractions with line skipping privileges. Passes are available for 1 day ($80 adult, $60 child), 2 days ($130 adult, $110 child), 3 days ($140 adult, $120 child) or 7 days ($180 adult, $140 child). Remember, you must obtain a ticket in each attraction. You can visit as many attractions as you want in the time period - the more attractions you visit, the more you save. Also includes a free 140 page guide book, but is much better to organize your visits previously, via internet.

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New York CityPASS

Grants admission to 6 New York attractions within 9 days of first use for a much reduced rate. The attractions are Empire State Building; Metropolitan Museum of Art and same-day admission to The Cloisters; American Museum of Natural History; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); Option Ticket One with choice of either Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck or Guggenheim Museum; Option Ticket Two with choice of either a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise or Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. $89 adult, $64 youth aged 6–17.

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Explorer Pass

Allows you to choose 7, 5 or 3 top attractions to visit. Cardholders have 30 days to use the card after visiting the first attraction. Attractions to choose from include Top of the Rock Observation, Rockefeller Center Tour, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NBC Studio Tour, movie tours, cruises, and more. Also included with the card are shopping, dining, and additional attraction discounts.

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Coach USA Shortline

In addition to Megabus, Coach USA also operate the Shortline as a commuter bus from Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties, NY; Bergen County, NJ; and Pike County, PA to Midtown, Downtown, the Eastside, and Wallstreet in Manhattan and over longer distances from Monticello, Binghamton, Ithaca, Owego, Elmira, Corning, Alfred etc.

Academy Bus

Operates commuter services from New York to Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. They also operate a separate [ Casino Express] to Atlantic City from the Port Authority Bus Terminal & 85th St Candy Store at E 85th St between 3rd & 2nd Ave.

Susquehannas Trailways

Travels across Pennsylvania from their base in Williamsport PA to Elmira NY; Harrisburg PA; Lock Haven University and Hazelton in several directions on multiple routes. Another route travels between Sunbury and Lehighton. From Hazelton and from Lehighton the routes diverge to New York and another to Philadelphia.

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Baby Sitters' Guild

Bookings 9AM–9PM daily, cash payments only. For stressed and busy parents visiting New York, round-the-clock baby-sitting is available short- or long-term from $20 per hour (4 hour minimum) and cab fare (approx. $10). Multilingual sitters are also available.

OTHER   —  +1 212 682-0227 —  Map

Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Co.

operates between cities in the Northeast U.S. (in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Philadelphia, PA; Albany, NY; New Jersey, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Washington, DC) and the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 8th Avenue & 42nd Street.

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Offers connections across North America (United States & Canada) and internet-only bargain fares to the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 8th Avenue & 42nd Street. Wifi, electrical outlets and the works on some buses.


Co-brand between Greyhound Lines, Greyhound Canada and Trailways of New York for travel between New York & Toronto via Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo; and New York to Montreal via Albany & Plattsburg

Martz Group

''Martz Trailways'' offers commuter & intercity routes between New York City, Hackettstown, Panther Valley Mall, Atlantic City, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Stroudsburg, Poconos and Philadelphia (NJ, NY and PA).

OTHER   —  +1 570 821-3838 —  Map

Coach USA

The parent company of [ Megabus] offers commuter routes, university express, airport shuttles and casino shuttles from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to New Jersey as:


Co-branded between Greyhound and Peter Pan to provide service from Boston; Baltimore; Greenbelt, MD; Cherry Hill, NJ; Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. Wifi, electrical outlets provided.

Eastern Shuttle

Bus service between Richmond, VA; Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; and New York,NY several times daily. Wifi on some buses. Partner with Megabus on some services.


Commuter buses between NY Port Authority Bus Terminal and Nutley, Caldwell, Bloomfield, Montclair, Roseland, Kearney and Orange in northern New Jersey

Omnibus la Cubana

Comes up from Miami to New York through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Washington, DC; Elkton, MD; Philadelphia and New Jersey.

OTHER   —  +1 212 740-6870 —  4149 Broadway

New Jersey Transit

Operates service between destinations in New Jersey and Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal on 8th Ave & 42nd St.

OTHER   —  +1 973 275-5555 —  Map

Go Buses

runs from Cambridge, MA (Alewife Station) and Newton, MA (Riverside Station) to Penn Station (31st St and 8th Av).

Trailways of New York (Adirondack,Pine Hills, New York)

Largest intra-state bus operator serving multiple cities and towns throughout New York (state) on multiple routes.

Tripper Bus

service between New York City Penn Station (7th Ave & W 30th St) and Bethesda, MD; Arlington, VA & Lorton, VA.

Today's Bus

Daily bus between Colonial Heights, VA; Newport News, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Richmond, VA; and New York,NY.

OTHER   —  (Bus stop) 13 Allen St

Barnard Babysitting Agency

Students of Barnard College babysit for around $16 an hour, minimum two hours, plus a $20 registration fee.

OTHER   —  +1 212 854-2035 —  49 Claremont Ave

Lucky Star

runs from Boston to their Chinatown office at least hourly 6AM-11PM and at 2AM. Wifi provided on some buses

OTHER   —  (office) 145 Canal St

United Kingdom

Public access is only available with an appointment, which can be booked on the phone, M-F, 9AM-4PM.

OTHER   —  +1 212 745-0200 —  845 Third Ave

Hola Bus

Bus services between New York City, Rockville, MD; Baltimore, Washington DC and Richmond, VA.


The Andorran embassy is in New York, not Washington DC, as it is that country's UN mission.

Hampton Jitney

Goes to various places in eastern Long Island from multiple stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn

OTHER   —  +1 631 283-4600 —  Map


from Boston and Framingham, MA with an on board attendant, food service, wifi, wide seats.

Best Bus

service to/from Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware with Wifi onboard.

NY Tiger

Daily bus between Norfolk, VA; Salisbury, VA; Virginia Beach, VA and New York,NY.

Lakeland Bus Lines

Commuter buses between NY Port Authority Bus Terminal and northern New Jersey


Daily bus between Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Dayton, OH and New York,NY.


Travels between New York; Bethesda, MD; Arlington, VA; & Lorton, VA.

C & J

Goes up to Tewksbury, MA; Portsmouth, NH; and Ogunquit, ME

Concord Coach Lines

Express bus to Portland, ME.


OTHER   —  +1 212 244-9456 —  520 12th Ave


OTHER   —  +1 212-499-5300 —  800 2nd Ave


OTHER   —  +1 212 737-9100 —  690 Park Ave


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About New York City

Central Park is pretty at any time of the year.
Central Park is pretty at any time of the year.
New York City is one of the global centers of international finance, politics, communications, film, music, fashion, and culture, and is among the world's most important and influential cities. It is home to many world-class museums, art galleries, and theaters. Many of the world's largest corporations have their headquarters here. The headquarters of the United Nations is in New York and most countries have a consulate here. This city's influence on the globe and all its inhabitants is hard to overstate, as decisions made within its boundaries often have impacts and ramifications across the world.

Immigrants (and their descendants) from over 180 countries live here, making it one of, if not the most cosmopolitan city in the world. Travelers are attracted to New York City for its culture, energy and cosmopolitanism.

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