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Journey Information

Washington DC to Norfolk bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price£17.26
Fastest time4h 40m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £17.26 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Norfolk. Buses from Norfolk to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £17.26 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 £26.32 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 148 miles (238 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Norfolk, VA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 40 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Norfolk at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Norfolk, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Norfolk 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 Norfolk; ticket prices start at £27.46.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Norfolk?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Washington, District of Columbia to Norfolk, Virginia. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound35h 41m£39.67
OurBus14h 42m£18.02

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Buses to Norfolk leave from multiple locations in Washington, District of Columbia. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Union Station
  • Stadium-Armory + Bus Bay H
  • Union Station, Slip 14

Where does the bus arrive in Norfolk?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Norfolk, Virginia:

  • Tinee Giant
  • W 49th St & Quarantine Rd, S Side

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Norfolk

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Norfolk, VA
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 21, 2020Visiting friends
Everything was on time and the stations where easily readable
Maybe put tables in the back of the seats, because some people like to study during the bus ride

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
June 20, 2019Visiting friends
The price is great, and the bus comes with wifi. It departed and arrived on time.
The bus driver constantly honked and was rather rude. He did not help passengers take out their luggages, and I had to climb all the way inside, towards the other side of the bus, in order to retrieve my suitcase. The bus could use some more leg room – this was worse th...More

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