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

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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Midtown - 5th Ave and 31st St. to Dover, DE - King Buffet - 293 N Dupont Hwy New York to Dover

$20 - $27

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Wilmington Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from King St @ 8Th St to Duke Of York St @ Legislative Av 301

$35 - $97

Bus via Scarborough Rd P&R  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Times Square – 37th St. to Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Sprinter Bus

$47 - $61

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from New York to Dover 164.8 miles

$16 - $24

New York to Dover by bus

The bus journey time between New York and Dover is around 3h 20m and covers a distance of around 168 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 20m. Operated by Rockledge Bus, the New York to Dover bus service departs from Midtown - 5th Ave and 31st St. and arrives in Dover, DE - King Buffet - 293 N Dupont Hwy. Typically 21 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 20m
Fastest bus time:
3h 20m
Buses per week:
21
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Dover bus schedules

New York → Dover
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The cost-effective way to get from New York to Dover is to drive, which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Dover is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Midtown - 5th Ave and 31st St. and arriving at Dover, DE - King Buffet - 293 N Dupont Hwy. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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The distance between New York and Dover is 136 miles. The road distance is 164.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Dover without a car is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs $20 - $27.

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The bus from Midtown - 5th Ave and 31st St. to Dover, DE - King Buffet - 293 N Dupont Hwy takes 3h 20m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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New York to Dover bus services, operated by Rockledge Bus, depart from Midtown - 5th Ave and 31st St. station.

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New York to Dover bus services, operated by Rockledge Bus, arrive at Dover, DE - King Buffet - 293 N Dupont Hwy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Dover is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from New York to Dover.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 136.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

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

Rockledge Bus operates a bus from Midtown - 5th Ave and 31st St. to Dover, DE - King Buffet - 293 N Dupont Hwy 3 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $27 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Train operators
Amtrak

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Bus operators
Rockledge Bus
Phone
7577171677VA
Email
climing44@yahoo.com
Website
rockledgebus.com
Bus from Midtown - 5th Ave and 31st St. to Dover, DE - King Buffet - 293 N Dupont Hwy
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
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GoToBus
DART First State
Phone
+1 800-652-3278
Website
dartfirststate.com
Bus from King St @ 8Th St to Duke Of York St @ Legislative Av
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
DART First State
Sprinter Bus
Phone
+1 757-456-5555
Website
sprinterbus.net
Bus from Times Square – 37th St. to Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
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Sprinter Bus

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