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Journey Information

Washington DC to Wilmington bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price£20.40
Fastest time2h 35m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Wilmington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Wilmington?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £20.40 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Wilmington. Buses from Wilmington to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £20.40 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £8.83 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 99 miles (159 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Wilmington, DE. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 35 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to Wilmington at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Wilmington, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Wilmington every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Wilmington; ticket prices start at £18.05.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Wilmington?

There is one bus company that operates from Washington DC to Wilmington. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound44h 8m£25.09

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Most buses depart from the main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Wilmington?

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Wilmington, Delaware:

  • Bus Terminal - 100 French St

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Wilmington

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Wilmington, DE
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 23, 2020Vacation
It was $20 for the Bolt vs $100 each for the train - and we arrived 45 minutes later than we would have if we had taken the train.... The bus driver was a very safe driver and we felt comfortable and secure during our trip home. We will never take the train again!!!
October 19, 2019Business
The bus was reasonably clean and a good price too. Started on time and reached the destination on time.
USB charging ports for the smart phones will be helpful.
I would definitely encourage other travelers to try Bolt bus services, if they haven't done already.
Santhi Kumari
July 19, 2019Visiting friends
For the first time travels Staff just told that we should wait at the bolt bus line. there is nobody to tell me that the bus was late. I saw at least 15 members are in the same situation. Couple of people miss the bus because they are waiting in another line. Hope you w...More
First time travelers, go to the bus station at least 20 min before and ask the staff where you should wait and how to check if the bus is on-time or late , find if the they have an app use it
Stéphanie Linda
July 12, 2019Solo travel
the quite in my wagon
the arrival on time

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
May 23, 2019Regular commuter
The wifi is poor can't use my ipad.Lots of noise for few passengers.The toilet smell was too strong

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