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Washington DC - Syracuse Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Syracuse. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Syracuse usually takes around 11 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance290 mi (466 km)
Shortest duration9h 35m
Cheapest price$47.83
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

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

$64.33 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to Syracuse. Any tickets cheaper than $64.33 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$123$82$41JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to Syracuse is expected to range from $78 to $122. If you are looking to travel to Syracuse within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $78. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $78 and can be found on June 12, 2024.

Monthly average prices

$171$137$103$68$34JASONDJFMAMJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Washington DC to Syracuse, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $86. However, taking the bus from Washington DC to Syracuse during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $170. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$171$137$103$68$343020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 22 days in advance to save $101.41 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Syracuse?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Washington DC to Syracuse that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US712h 54m$115.02
Greyhound610h 23m$111.52
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 7 trips per day from Washington to Syracuse, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Washington to Syracuse every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Syracuse usually start from $48.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 466 kilometers from Washington DC to Syracuse. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Syracuse. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Syracuse, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Syracuse every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Syracuse, NY; ticket prices start at $97.08.

City Information

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Syracuse?

Main arrival station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Syracuse.

Bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

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