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Washington DC to Newark bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$18.62
Fastest time4h 10m
Trips per day5
Bus lines2
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Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AugAug

Monthly average prices

$66$53$40$27$13SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$66$53$40$27$133020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ
4.6
Based on 44 reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.4
Value
3.8
Condition
4.2
Diane
5.0
February 23, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The bus driver was very very friendly and she let me and friends on to the bus even though we were a little bit late!
Cons
Just cleanliness of the bus.
Pamella
4.0
December 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
we left on time. loading was orderly and done in a timely manner.
Cons
Driver could interact with passenger before leaving the station to remind us of rules and regulations while on the bus. Especially playing loud music and offending other passengers that just wanted to relax, nap and just have a peaceful ride! Not even one word was ex...More
Fredric
5.0
November 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Arrived on time
Cons
Ok.
Tips
None
Tracy
5.0
September 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable seats
Cons
Nothing to date
Rasha
5.0
September 9, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was smooth and on time
Cons
Nothing I can think about other than the WiFi connection
Tips
Nothing

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.5
Value
4.2
Condition
4.8
Susan
4.0
October 10, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Convenient
Cons
More spacious seating
Tips
Be kind
Chuan-Che
5.0
September 26, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Worry free.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Online registration.
Aisha
5.0
September 10, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Robert at the washington dc greyhound bus stop was extremely helpful and provided excellent customer service. The bus driver was very professional and pleasant as well.
Cons
Service was excellent. I have no complaints.
Tips
Greyhound has great fares and awesome service. I'd ride again.
Ericka
5.0
August 30, 2019Vacation
Pros
Overall, the experience was very good.
Tips
Great price and the bus was very clean.
Anthony
5.0
September 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The drivers experience and professionalism

Based on 17 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 82 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.4
Value
4.3
Condition
4.8
Kossi
5.0
March 9, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Wow. Thks to the driver . So nice. Very good. All the compliments belong to him
Cons
Wanderu is my best website. Thks for assistant Your team is the best
Tips
Wow
Suraksha
5.0
March 7, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Less stress
Cons
Electrical units in the bus
Tips
To cover their mouth during caughing
Carla
5.0
February 21, 2020Visiting family
Pros
OurBus is Reliable, Drivers are Courteous and schedules and rates are EXCELLENT!!
Cons
No improvements needed at this time
Tips
Be on time for your scheduled trip...the bus leaves ON-TIME
Sandra N.
5.0
February 9, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The price, cleanness Nd ffiendle safe. Rajoy my trip.
Akram
4.0
January 31, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
It was a short one day trip.
Cons
I can't suggest anything at the moment.
Tips
I found the bus and the service quite good. It was worth the price. I recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a direct bus from DC to Newark?

Yes, there are 14 daily routes between Washington, DC and Newark split between 3 bus companies: BoltBus, Greyhound and OurBus. Of those routes, 7 are direct, with no transfers necessary. The earliest departure time is at 2:00 a.m. EDT, and the latest departure time of the day is around 11:00 p.m. EDT. Bus rides from DC to Newark typically take between 4 and 6 hours depending on traffic and weather.

What is the best way to get from Washington, DC to Newark?

The best way to travel to Newark from DC is by bus. Although a flight would get you there in the quickest time, direct flights from DC to Newark start at $100 and increase from there. Alternatively, you could travel about 3 hours by train, but the average train ticket for this route costs around $112. Traveling by bus will take a bit longer but you will save a tremendous amount of money. Bus tickets for this route average just $14.

How do you get from Washington, DC to the Newark airport?

An easy, fast and simple way to get to Newark Liberty International Airport is by taking a bus to Newark from DC, then jumping on AirTrain Newark. This train operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is an easy connection from Newark Penn Station or NJ Transit. Many buses on this route drop off passengers directly at Newark Penn Station, which makes for an easy transfer — AirTrain tickets can be purchased directly at Newark Penn Station.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $18.62 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Newark. Buses from Newark to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $18.62 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $39.93 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 198 miles (318 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 10 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Newark. 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday 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 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 Newark; ticket prices start at $51.86.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Newark?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Washington, District of Columbia to Newark, New Jersey. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 5 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound55h 24m$51.21
OurBus24h 39m$31.74

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Washington, District of Columbia has two bus stations with service to Newark, New Jersey:

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station
  • Raymond Plaza E btwn Edison Pl & Ferry St

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