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Bus Trip Information: Baltimore to Washington DC

There are 24 intercity buses per day from Baltimore to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Baltimore to Washington DC usually takes around one hour and 4 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 50 minutes.

Distance35 mi (56 km)
Shortest duration0h 50m
Cheapest price$14.21
Trips per day24
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Baltimore to Washington

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Julian

September 29, 2019- Vacation

BoltBus

Pros: It was quick and on time. Cons: Seats more comfortable. Tips: Carry a travel pillow for sleep.

Pros: It was quick and on time. Cons: Seats more comfortable. Tips: Carry a travel pillow for sleep.

4.0

Emy

August 30, 2019- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: Bus on time. Very fast go to D.C. Cons: The driver was sometimes too rough.

Pros: Bus on time. Very fast go to D.C. Cons: The driver was sometimes too rough.

5.0

Elis

August 25, 2019- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: Easy connection to Wi Fi. Cons: The bus stop at Maryland felt a bit dangerous and lonely...

Pros: Easy connection to Wi Fi. Cons: The bus stop at Maryland felt a bit dangerous and lonely...

4.0

Shikha

July 8, 2019- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus was on time The ride arrived earlier than scheduled. Cons: Communication.

Pros: Bus was on time The ride arrived earlier than scheduled. Cons: Communication.

5.0

Larry

May 31, 2019- Business

Greyhound

Pros: I got there when expected and upon exit the driver was very pleasant and courteous. Cons: Roomier seats, but who am I kidding on that. Tips: No.

Pros: I got there when expected and upon exit the driver was very pleasant and courteous. Cons: Roomier seats, but who am I kidding on that. Tips: No.

Baltimore to Washington DC Route Map

Baltimore Washington

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

Typically $16.89 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Washington DC. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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

$39$26$13AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Baltimore to Washington DC is expected to range from C$26 to C$30. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$26. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$26 and can be found on August 2, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Baltimore to Washington DC by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around C$26 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$12.73 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Baltimore to Washington DC?

There are 4 bus lines from Baltimore to Washington DC available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 13 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US31h 10m$18.34
Greyhound131h 8m$33.18
OurBus11h 15m$32.33
Peter Pan Lines90h 54m$24.61
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 3 trips per day from Baltimore to Washington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 13 bus trips from Baltimore to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 8 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $26.

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $32, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Baltimore to Washington if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 9 bus trips every day during the week and 11 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Baltimore and Washington, offering bus tickets as low as $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a bus from Baltimore/Washington International Airport to DC?

No, there is not a bus from Baltimore/Washington International Airport to Washington, DC. However, there is a WMATA bus on weekdays from BWI to Greenbelt Metro Station, from which you can take the Green Line into DC. To catch the bus at BWI, you’ll follow signs that say “Public Transit” until you find one of the airport’s two Route B30 MetroBus stops.

How much is the train from Baltimore to Washington, DC?

The average price for a train ticket from Baltimore to DC is around $25. If cost is a primary concern, the bus may be a better option. The cheapest average bus ticket from Baltimore to DC costs about $15.

What is the cheapest bus to get from Baltimore to DC?

The cheapest bus from Baltimore to Washington is usually BoltBus, which offers tickets for an average price of about $9.50.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Baltimore to Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Baltimore to Washington?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 4 minutes to cover the 56 kilometers from Baltimore to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 50 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Baltimore to Washington DC at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 Baltimore?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Baltimore to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 24 scheduled buses that travel from Baltimore 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 Baltimore to Washington DC without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Baltimore to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $7.11.

City Information

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

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, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

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 Baltimore?

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Downtown Bus Station (2110 Haines St) - BALGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

The bus terminal located at 2110 Haines St is the main bus station in Baltimore. Opened in 2016, the station serves as the main stop near Downtown Baltimore for the two largest bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city – Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. The station is served by only one line of Baltimore’s transit bus network. However, a connection is also available to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County bus system. As there aren’t many food options near the Baltimore Bus Terminal, we suggest bringing your own sandwich if you think you’ll get hungry during your trip.

All bus stations in Baltimore:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

  • 400 Ponca St.

  • White Marsh Mall - Boscov's Parking Lot

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

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

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

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