There are 4 ways to get from New York to Dover by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Wilmington Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak Station @ Ml King-French to Duke Of York St @ Legislative Av 301

$70 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus Rockledge Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Dover, DE - King Buffet

$19 - $23

2 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Wilmington, De 903 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak Station @ Ml King-French to Federal St @ Water St Ib 301

$24 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from New York to Dover 164.9 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chinatown-152 East Broadway and arriving at Dover, DE - King Buffet. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between New York and Dover is 136 miles. The road distance is 164.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Dover without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from New York to Dover, including transfers.

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New York to Dover bus services, operated by Rockledge Bus, depart from Chinatown-152 East Broadway station.

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New York to Dover bus services, operated by Rockledge Bus, arrive at Dover, DE - King Buffet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Dover is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to drive from New York to Dover.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to Dover.
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  • Distance: 136.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Dover, DE, USA?

Rockledge Bus operates a bus from New York to Dover 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$60 - $110
Business Class
$80 - $200
First Class
$190 - $280
Bus operators
DART First State
Phone
+1 800-652-3278
Website
dartfirststate.com
Bus from Amtrak Station @ Ml King-French to Duke Of York St @ Legislative Av
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
dartfirststate.com
Bus from Amtrak Station @ Ml King-French to Federal St @ Water St Ib
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
dartfirststate.com
Rockledge Bus
Phone
7577171677VA
Email
climing44@yahoo.com
Website
rockledgebus.com
Bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Dover, DE - King Buffet
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
rockledgebus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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