OurBus, a New York City-based company, is launching two new routes from the Baltimore area to New York.
OurBus, a New York City-based company, is launching two new routes from the Baltimore area to New York. (Courtesy Photo / OurBus)

OurBus, a New York City-based tech-and-transportation company, is expanding a bus route in the Baltimore area that will take travelers to New York City for as little as $10 per ticket.

The company is adding stops in Towson and White Marsh to a bus route that currently runs from 8100 Broken Land Parkway in Columbia to New York City. The expanded service begins Saturday, Dec. 15.

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The stop in Towson will be at Fairmount Avenue and Towson Gate Drive, and the stop in White Marsh will be at the White Marsh Park & Ride.

Tickets are available daily, but the ride times, which are scheduled in advance, are largely dependent on demand.

“Schedules may either increase or decrease if levels of demand necessitate a change in the service level,” OurBus co-found Axel Hellman said in an email. “Currently, we think the route justifies one bus a day. It's a set schedule, but when we receive requests from the public we listen, and see how we can accommodate them.”

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For example, a search on the OurBus website for Saturday, Dec. 22, shows one trip from Towson to New York, departing at 6:55 a.m. It also shows only one stop from New York back to Towson, departing at 7 p.m.

Trips from White Marsh and Towson are currently scheduled through March 16.

One-way fares that are booked a week ahead from either Towson or White Marsh start at $10, according to the company. One-way tickets from Columbia to New York City are about $25-30, according to cursory checks of the company’s booking website.

OurBus boasts reclining seats, free Wi-Fi, charging ports, complimentary water, a sanitized restroom and no rescheduling fee for its bus rides. Rides from the Baltimore area to New York City take an estimated 3 hours and 45 minutes. Buses arrive at 368 Park Ave. S. in New York and depart from 52 Madison Ave., about a block away.

“OurBus recognizes the need for more convenient transportation options closer to where our Maryland customers live and work,” Hellman said in a written statement. “For example, rather than traveling to downtown Baltimore, we’re offering local Towson residents and university students bus service in their own backyard.”

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