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Wilmington - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Wilmington to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Wilmington to Washington DC usually takes around 2 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price$25.97
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Wilmington to Washington

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Annie

February 15, 2023- Business

Greyhound

All

3.0

James

July 8, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Cons: Air conditioning didn't work so that was fun. Tips: If you have the money take the train.

4.0

Vanessa

July 7, 2019- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: Cheap convenient way to not have to drive there. Cons: Seats shifted when starting and stopping like bolts were loose had to move once seats emptied out, lots of seats were torn and armrests missing chunks of foam. Tips: You get what you pay for.

5.0

Carolyne

June 9, 2019- Visiting friends

BoltBus

Stress free travelling

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

$29.48 is the average price of a bus ticket from Wilmington to Washington DC. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

$41$27$14JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Wilmington to Washington DC is expected to range from $29 to $33. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $30. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $29 and can be found on July 7, 2024.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Wilmington to Washington DC, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $33. However, taking the bus from Wilmington to Washington DC during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $45. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 28 days in advance to save $4.65 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Wilmington to Washington DC?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Wilmington to Washington DC. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound52h 52m$31.75
  • 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 5 bus trips from Wilmington to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 52 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $26.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 159 kilometers from Wilmington to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Washington DC, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Wilmington to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Wilmington to Washington DC 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 Wilmington to Washington DC without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Wilmington, DE to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $9.57.

City Information

Wilmington

Wilmington is a major city in Delaware, established at the site of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The charming city, at the confluence of the Brandywine River and Christina River, offers easy connections to the lush countryside of Brandywine Valley. Thanks to the venerable du Pont family, who established the DuPont Company in Wilmington in 1802, the city is filled with grand estates and magnificent gardens for visitors to enjoy. The Hagley Museum & Library is the ultimate example. The expansive complex includes the first home of the du Pont family, powder yards from the company's initial gunpowder mill, and a Renaissance-style garden complete with terraces.

To dive deeper into the city's history, check out the Fort Christina State Park, the site of Wilmington's original Swedish settlement over 400 years ago. Other popular attractions include the Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo.

Wilmington is easy to access from most of the mid-Atlantic region and is located between Philadelphia and Washington. In 2011, the city's Amtrak train station was renamed the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station in honor of rail enthusiast Joe Biden, who often commuted via Amtrak from Wilmington to Washington during his time as a Senator. Buses from Wilmington also connect to cities like New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Since the regional Wilmington Airport does not offer civilian flights, travelers can easily take a bus to the airport in Philadelphia for any air travel out of the area.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Wilmington?

Main departure station: Amtrak/SEPTA Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Wilmington.

All bus stations in Wilmington:

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

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Main arrival 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.

Bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

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