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Washington DC to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$37.19
Fastest time10h 0m
Trips per day4
Bus lines3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Boston
4.4
Based on 27 reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 63 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
3.9
Value
3.0
Condition
4.3
Domenic
4.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Great value!
Cons
Arrive closer to scheduled time and clearer expectations about food and bathrooms.
Malte
5.0
November 27, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The bus driver was very friendly and in a good mood the whole trip. It was a very very long trip, but he kept joking and made us feel good. The driving was comfortable coming from someone who feels sick during bus rides a lot. I felt safe!
Cons
The seats were really new and nice but the leg space was really tight. Because the seats went so far down, it wasn’t possible to extend the legs at all which is quite annoying on such a long trip.
Maggie
4.0
September 9, 2019Vacation
Pros
Driver was lovely and friendly and seats were pretty comfy.
Cons
Wifi didn’t work.
Tips
If you actually want sleep don’t take a night bus with a 3/4 hour stopover in middle!
Julia
5.0
August 3, 2019Vacation
Cons
For long travels like mine, the seats could lay more.
Ovidiu-Adrian
4.0
July 28, 2019Business
Pros
First bus (Washington to NY) was not very clean. Second bus (NY to Boston) was very clean and comfortable.
Cons
Air conditioner in the bus was set on very cold. I understand that out of different reasons it needs to be cooler so I dressed properly (long pants and long sleeves over a t-shirt). Still I froze. One cannot simply have 90 degrees outside and 60 inside the bus. At least...More
Tips
Bring a winter jacket

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.0
Condition
4.7
Iqra
5.0
March 2, 2020Vacation
Pros
The driver who drove all the way to Philadelphia was very friendly, and gentlemen...
Cons
Perfect trip ...
Tips
Very comfortable and nice trip . Just keep blankets with you , bcz bus was little chilly
Bernice
4.0
June 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Affordable and on schedule.
Cons
It is totally understandable that the driver get a 1/2 hour break after driving for 7 1/2 hours. But when it is at 3:00 A.M. and the majority of people trying to sleep or already doing so, it would be nice if the bright lights weren't turned on. Also, Wifi for the whole...More
Tips
Bring a travel pillow for overnight trips. The bus was clean and comfortable. No Wifi for most seats.

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 17 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.7
Value
4.1
Condition
4.4
Michael
4.0
February 1, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Arrived early, good value
Cons
Wifi very slow and almost unusable
Doorga
5.0
November 8, 2019Business
Pros
It was efficient, such a fantastic deal, and incredibly comfortable!
Cons
Wifi and power outlets were not working, wish they did!
Farai
5.0
August 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
N/A
Cons
N/A
Tips
N/A
Davou
5.0
July 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
Was initially hesitant to go with the bus but was glad I took the right decision and would gladly recommend it to others.
Cons
Drivers to announce commenters when they enter any new State will a brief biography of the state in seconds to help new customers know and appreciate reach state and it's valued...
Tips
Travelers should be encouraged to ask questions should they have any difficulty in tracing their way
Lila
2.0
June 21, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Bus was very very late and the travel was mismanaged

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a luxury bus from DC to Boston?

No, there is no luxury bus from DC to Boston. However, you can take a bus that travels overnight from DC to Boston, saving a night of hotel fare. Greyhound and Megabus both offer trips that leave DC at 8:00 p.m. or later, and arrive in Boston the next morning.

Does Megabus go to Boston from Washington, DC?

Yes, Megabus does have service between Boston and Washington, DC. There is usually one Megabus trip from DC to Boston daily, and you can expect to pay around $51 on average.

Is there a train from Washington, DC to Boston?

Yes, there is a train from Washington, DC to Boston. There are two lines that cover this route: the Amtrak Northeast Regional and the Amtrak Acela. The average travel time is between 6 hours 30 minutes and 8 hours 30 minutes, and tickets cost an average of $145.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $52.40 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Boston. Buses from Boston to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $52.40 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $41.89 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 634 kilometers (394 miles) from Washington DC to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Boston. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Boston, 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 Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Boston; ticket prices start at $95.04.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Boston?

There are 3 bus lines from Washington DC to Boston. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound313h 26m$63.20
Megabus110h 20m$56.17
Peter Pan Lines110h 15m$57.36

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

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

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

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