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Washington DC-New Brunswick Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Washington DC to New Brunswick bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$36.06
Fastest time3h 40m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $36.06 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to New Brunswick. Buses from New Brunswick to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $36.06 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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 175 miles (282 kilometers) from Washington, DC to New Brunswick, NJ. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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 New Brunswick. 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday 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 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to New Brunswick, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Washington DC to New Brunswick. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to New Brunswick; ticket prices start at $48.08.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to New Brunswick?

There is one bus company that operates from Washington DC to New Brunswick. OurBus is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
OurBus23h 58m$44.32

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 New Brunswick?

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in New Brunswick, New Jersey:

  • Albany St & Easton Ave across from Train Station

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to New Brunswick

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to New Brunswick, NJ
Based on 13 ratings and reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 29, 2020Visiting friends
The ride was very punctual - we left at 7 am on the dot, and arrived precisely at 10:40 am.
Making sure all of the windows and shades are properly secured. One of the shades toward the back sounded as if it was loose, and it rattled every time we hit a bump in the road.
January 12, 2020Solo travel
Nice gesture by staff
October 18, 2019Visiting friends
We got in a half hour ahead of schedule, and my departing bus was right on time and was a smooth ride. The free WiFi and water, and the charging cords were great!
The seats on the Chariots for Hire bus got really cramped when the person in front of you reclines. The Panorama bus was much more spacious.
I paid two different prices for each leg of the trip (coming and going from the same destination) and it would be helpful if it was more uniform.
September 10, 2019Visiting friends
Our driver, Miranda, was absolutely superb. The best experience I've had in any trip, period! I will definitely be coming back!
Verónica M
August 9, 2019Visiting friends

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