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NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal

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625 8th Ave, New York, NY 10109

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Telephone for information:
(212) 502-2245

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Mon - Sun: 24 Hours

The NYC bus station, better known as the NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal, is located in Manhattan and is not only the largest bus station in the country, but also the busiest in the world.

On a normal day, the Port Authority or PABT, serves more than 225,000 people on about 8,000 buses.

Departure times from the NYC bus station

The terminal is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, however, the south wing is closed from 1 am to 5:30 am, so all departures will be available in the north wing and only ticketed passengers will be able to enter during this time.

It is also important for you to know that during this time, buses may depart from a different gate than they have assigned the rest of the day, so we recommend you check any gate changes directly with the bus company.

DestinationFirst Departure TimeLast Departure TimeDepartures per Day
Boston (Peter Pan)7:00 AM8:00 PM9 buses per day
Philadelphia (Peter Pan)7:00 AM6:00 PM4 buses per day
Orlando (Greyhound)1:30 AM11:00 PM18 buses per day
Chicago (Greyhound)1:30 AM11:30 PM27 buses per day
Buffalo NY (Trailways)6:15 AM10:00 PM5 buses per day
Toronto (Trailways)6:15 AM10:00 PM2 buses per day

Companies that sell tickets at NYC Port Authority

Being a crowded bus station, it’s a breeze to locate almost any bus company around here. Ticket counters for various companies like Greyhound, Peter Pan, Trailways, and many others are scattered across different levels of the terminal. To make your search easier or if you prefer to plan ahead and purchase your tickets in advance, we’ve got the contact numbers for the companies operating in the terminal right here.

Academy(201) 420-7000 | academybus.com
Adirondack Trailways(800) 858-8555 | trailways.com
Bonanza (Peter Pan)(888) 751-8800
C&J Bus Lines(603) 430-1100 | ridecj.com
Coach Company(800) 874-3377 | coachusa.com
Community (Coach USA)(800) 877-1888 | coachusa.com/community-coach
Community Lines(201) 309-0006
Express Bus Service (Spanish Transportation)(973) 881-9133 | expressbusservice.com
Fullington Trailways(800) 858-8555 | fullingtontours.com
Greyhound(800) 231-2222 | greyhound.com
Lakeland(973) 366-0600 | lakelandbus.com
Martz Trailways(800) 233-8604 | martzbus.com
Megabus(877) 462-6342 | us.megabus.com
Newark Airport Express (Coach USA)(866) 912-6224
New York Trailways(800) 858-8555 | trailways.com
NJ TRANSIT(973) 275-5555 | njtransit.com
Peter Pan(800) 343-9999 | peterpanbus.com
Pine Hill Trailways(800) 858-8555
Rockland Coaches (CoachUSA)(201) 263-1254
ShortLine (Coach USA)(800) 631-8405
Stewart Airport Express (Megabus)(877) 462-6342
Suburban Transit (CoachUSA)(800) 222-0492
Trans-Bridge Lines(610) 868-6001

Terminal map

The Port Authority Terminal of New York is located one block west of Times Square and is the busiest terminal in the entire United States. In addition to the ticket offices of the different bus operators, it has ATMs, charging areas for electronic devices and WiFi as well as establishments such as pharmacies, restaurants, bank, etc. Next, we will show you the map of the 4 levels and two underground floors of this great terminal.

Lower Level

port authority lower level map

Subway Level

Main Level

2nd Level

3rd Level

4th Level

Frequently Asked Questions

Can pets or service animals enter the NYC Port Authority?

It is allowed to enter with service animals such as guide dogs or any other animal trained to support people with disabilities. Pets must be allowed by the bus operator, which may possibly have specific rules for their entry. In addition, they must attend in a safe carrier for travel.

Is the New York Bus Station accessible for people with disabilities?

The Port Authority Terminal has free Red Caps assistance 24 hours a day, which offer wheelchair accompaniment or luggage support for people with difficulty moving around the facilities.

The restaurants and bathrooms of the terminal comply with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the vast majority of bus doors are fully accessible. You can check all the accessibility measures of the Port Authority of New York at this link

How do I get from JFK International Airport to NYC Port Authority?

There are many ways to get from the International Airport to Port Authority. The most economical is to travel by AirTrain. From the station located at the international airport, take the train to Jamaica station, then, you will take a second train from Jamaica to New York Penn station a few blocks from the Port Authority station (approximately 10 minutes walk). In total this trip takes 40 to 60 minutes, and you will spend between $8 to $20 per person.

You can also opt for the taxi service that will take you directly to any destination, including the PABT. There are different companies that offer this service.

You can know the rates on the official airport website. But in summary, the trip lasts on average 1 hour and costs between $100 to $120.

Finally, we also recommend the bus service that goes directly from the airport to the Port Authority, you find them as NYC Airporter Bus and MJT Express Bus.

Both companies are safe and reliable, you can buy tickets online or directly when boarding the bus. The travel time is 1 hour to 1 hour and a half.

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