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Journey Information

Washington DC to Richmond bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$32.95
Fastest time2h 5m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to get from DC to Richmond?

The cheapest way to get from DC to Richmond is to take a bus. The average bus ticket costs around $17, which is likely cheaper than filling the tank in your own vehicle. It’s also a better deal than a train or plane: Train tickets average $33, and a direct flight between the two cities would cost north of $200.

Does Megabus go from DC to Richmond?

Megabus offers five daily trips from DC to Richmond, with tickets for the route as low as $1. However, the average price of a ticket is roughly $20. The trip typically takes around 2 hours of travel time. Megabus amenities include free Wi-Fi, restrooms, AC and power outlets.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $32.95 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Richmond. Buses from Richmond to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $32.95 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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $10.36 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 97 miles (156 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Richmond, 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 Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from District of Columbia to Virginia without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Richmond; ticket prices start at $29.00.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Richmond?

There is one bus company that operates from Washington DC to Richmond. 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
Greyhound52h 23m$36.42

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 Richmond?

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Richmond, Virginia:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$40$26$13SepOct

Monthly average prices

$33$26$20$13$7ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$66$53$40$26$133020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA
4.5
Based on 20 ratings and reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
Arti
5.0
October 19, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Easy ticket printing, busses were on time
Cons
More leg room, but honestly for the price it's not that bad
Tips
Greyhound gets you right
Laura
5.0
July 29, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Silencieux Quiet
Cons
Juste les sièges The sit down
Tips
Je ne sais pas si la WIFI marchait I don't know if the WIFI play
Roderick
1.0
June 29, 2019Business
Pros
N/a
Cons
Timing/cleanliness
Tips
N/a
Tim
5.0
June 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Great pricing and good services
Cons
No complaints
Tips
Use this to get good service and great prices

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.4
Value
4.4
Condition
5.0
Ariel
4.0
December 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Bus was clean, staff was friendly but not overbearing.
Cons
Wifi offered on bus was poor to nonexistent.
Tips
It gets a bit warm on the bus, so if you have food in your bags be careful about not placing it too close to the heaters.
Emily
5.0
October 12, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Quiet, smelled nice, friendly and quick driver
Cons
Bus was freezing
Tips
Bring a blanket, even for a short 2hr trip

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.1
Value
4.6
Condition
4.8
Anna
5.0
January 18, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
cheap
Cons
-
Tips
-
Jason
5.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Pleasantness!!
Cons
I dont know
Tips
Grade A ride
John
4.0
November 22, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Would do again without hesitation.
Luísa
4.0
October 11, 2019Business
Cons
There was no one there to talk to us. The bus was late, also it had no sign of being from ourbus (nothing identified it).
Ilias
5.0
October 28, 2019Business
Pros
Was good
Cons
Better personal

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