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Journey Information

Washington DC to Durham, NC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price£47.08
Fastest time6h 55m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Durham 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 Durham?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £47.08 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Durham. Buses from Durham to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £47.08 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £8.91 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 226 miles (363 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Durham, NC. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. 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?

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to Durham 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 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Durham, 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 Durham 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 Durham, NC; ticket prices start at £37.66.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Durham?

There is one bus company that operates from Washington DC to Durham. 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
Greyhound47h 43m£51.13

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 Durham?

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Durham, North Carolina:

  • Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Durham

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Durham, NC
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 29, 2019Solo travel
We got stuck in traffic for the first half of the trip but the driver still managed to get to Durham with no huge delay. Thumb up for you!
Suitcases were piled upon each other, and the luggage handler couldn't care less; when the door opened, three pieces fell out and it took me five minutes to finally get mine out.
Generally speaking, boltbus and greyhound are better!
December 11, 2019Visiting friends
Great service, kind and attentive staff.
Make it more clear which bus is going to which city
August 28, 2019Visiting friends
The driver was very friendly and the staff on the ground before departure were also very helpful
Internet connection
I like Megabus and have traveled with them a couple of times but the trip from DC to Durham departing at 6:05am was the exceptional one.
July 19, 2019Visiting friends
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