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New York to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.38
Fastest time4h 0m
Trips per day40
Bus lines8
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Washington DC
4.6
Based on 432 reviews

Based on 52 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 53 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.3
Value
4.4
Condition
4.6
Jason
5.0
February 20, 2020Solo travel
Pros
On time. Pretty comfortable. Driver was friendly when he dropped us off. And the price of $16!
Cons
Better wifi.
Tips
Only negative was the WiFi. I had to turn it off and use cell service. On the plus side the power outlets were easier to use than most buses.
Caleb
5.0
February 1, 2020Business
Pros
I liked it was on time, and the bus had ample leg room.
Cons
Deodorizer in the bathroom.
Tips
Bring your own snacks and clean up after yourself. I didn't try the bus wifi.
Mo
5.0
January 31, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Price was a bargain, drive was smooth.
Cons
A little deep cleaning of the chair, handles, Windows and window panel.
Tips
Good value for your money
Mushegh
4.0
January 26, 2020Solo travel
Pros
on time.
Cons
WIFI, there was no WIFI
Shane
5.0
January 26, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Is was very good thought the price was well worth it
Cons
Need internet axcess on the buses
Tips
Always try and be ontime because the bus leave ontime

Based on 52 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BestBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 77 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.6
Value
4.2
Condition
4.6
Israel
5.0
February 28, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Great Experience. Will never go back toGreyhound
Tips
Great Customer Service
Jaime
5.0
February 16, 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was nice and fast!
Tiffany
4.0
February 15, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Wifi
David
5.0
January 31, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Everything was smooth and on time.
Cons
The bathroom got dirty but that's almost expected. Maybe a technology solution?
Tips
Nope.
Pem
4.0
January 5, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Best Bus provided water, and it was not overly packed. The notice at the start of the journey to be mindful of other passengers was good, to remind everyone to not stay on the phone for too long, or listen to music too loudly.
Tips
Best Bus took the express route, and arrived 15 minutes earlier than scheduled. The toilet on the bus was clean, and it was nice of them to provide a bottle of water at the start of the journey as well.

Based on 49 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 59 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.1
Evelyne
5.0
February 3, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Love Washington D.C. , and Greyhound Buses is a great bus company!
Janet
4.0
January 29, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
I was able to relax. The ride was comfortable
Cons
No wifi service was available. No entertainment was available through the app or internet.
Cindy
5.0
January 23, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The trip was great and the driver was extremely friendly. We arrived even before scheduled!
Cons
Not much pretty much perfect trip
Tips
Look at ETA to see if there is any stops and try to chose pickup and drop off in familiar locations.
Joseph
5.0
January 20, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Very friendly staff, very easy and well communicated boarding process, on time and left me with a good attitude knowing I was well cared for. Would definitely recommend!
Cons
Electrical outlet was loose, my phone charger wouldn't stay plugged in. Small things like these can be touched up, but I wouldn't say it was a deal breaker.
Tips
Fully charge all of your devices before heading out! You can't be sure on any bus from any company that the outlets will work. Other than that, enjoy your ride with a friendly and timely staff.
Kens
5.0
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Greyhound gained a customer now. The new buses are awesome.
Cons
There’s always room For improvement but as of right now. It’s outstanding!!!
Tips
Sometimes, online reviews can be misleading. See for yourself!!!

Based on 25 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Go Buses report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 30 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.4
Value
4.2
Condition
4.5
Monica
5.0
February 9, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The ride was very convenient and very smooth... very affordable. No upsets... easy-peasy! Thank you. I will do it again next month! :)
Cons
At 30th street, maybe a over-hang? it's been raining a lot lately. And the wind in NYC is piercing to say the least. My pone went dead and there was no place for me to PLUG IN.
Tips
First stop EASTERN MARKET!!!
Deep
4.0
February 9, 2020Business
Pros
The staff was friendly, the bus was clean, and the temperature on the bus was perfect.
Cons
I have driven into D.C. before and know that that traffic is always there. The website should be more honest about how bad traffic could get. Also, the bus should get wifi since that is such a long ride and people could be doing work on the bus.
Tips
Always add an hour to your trip.
Shan Yik
4.0
January 1, 2020Couples trip
Pros
The bus was punctual and was driven safely. The bus driver made sure we are aware of the stops. Overall gods value for money!
Cons
The bus could have been cleaner, especially the cup holders. The seat, while spacious, could have been more comfortable. WiFi onboard would have been much appreciated too.
Joel
4.0
December 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
front seat / water available!!
Noreen
4.0
December 27, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I liked how they were friendy , I arrived 9:01 after going in cirucles of the neighborhood trying to find the departure NYC location West 30th Street looking for green Go Bus. it was difficult locatinh th Go Bus (green) for the 9 am Friday 27th December first time us...More
Cons
instructions for departure location as above explained . For the price I wasn't surprised there was no wifi but others might require that ie to communicate with their destination etc.
Tips
try to bring earphones incase there is noise, not everyone likes to chat with their neighbor or respond to their neighbor.

Based on 73 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 55 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.1
Value
4.3
Condition
4.4
Doreen
5.0
March 12, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable seating Timeliness of departure from nyc and arrival in dc
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Less people on bottom level
Brian
5.0
February 28, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Efficiency and the one stop
Cons
More comfortable seats Not so packed booking
Tips
Arrive 15 mins before
Bon
4.0
February 10, 2020Business
Cons
Get WiFi to work.
Susie
4.0
December 31, 2019Couples trip
Cons
The waiting outside waiting for the bus was a little scattered; the lines were not clear.
Jamese
4.0
January 29, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Travel time
Cons
WiFi / entertainment services that actually work
Tips
N/A

Based on 31 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 52 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.1
Philippe
5.0
January 29, 2020Business
Pros
N/A
Cons
N/A
Roshan
5.0
January 24, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Smooth ride got to the destination on time.
Cons
Better headrests
Tips
Bring one of those neck pillows that people usually take on planes, it will make your trip so much more comfortable.
Kenneth
5.0
January 16, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The price. Lol.
Cons
So far so good
Nana
5.0
January 10, 2020Vacation
Pros
The tickets were the lowest I have paid for a trip!
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Yes, check the wanderu website for all your tickets!
Alismelba
5.0
November 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Spacious and not too crowded
Cons
No Wifi!

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.1
Value
4.7
Condition
4.2
Y
5.0
February 29, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
i am really satisfied with my trip to DC with coachrun. the bus was expectedly cheap with great service, the driver greeted me friendly and helped me put the luggage. the wifi speed was fast. the bus was new and conformatble. overal its a really nice experience.
Cons
everything is great
Tips
will definitely recommend coachrun to my friends
Corey
4.0
February 15, 2020Visiting family
Pros
You could charge your phone
Tips
Comfortable ride and great value
Mason
4.0
February 2, 2020Solo travel
Pros
I liked how spacious and relatively clean the bus was. There are outlets which is a bonus.
Cons
Due to an accident, the bus was an hour and 30 minutes late. Unfortunate.
Tips
To be safe, make sure you book an earlier time to arrive in case if there’s an accident.
Nancy
4.0
January 18, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Bus stop close to Penn and easy
Cons
Better marking of bus stops
Mahniqah
4.0
January 10, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Good for the money, driver knew where he was going.
Cons
The bus was like 30 mins late to the pick up location. When I first got on the bus it was freezing. I don't think the driver turned on the heat until an hour into the trip.
Tips
Make sure you pack an extra coat or blanket because the bus was cold and there were no plugs.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Eastern Bus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
1.8
Value
3.4
Condition
3.8
Kyle
3.0
July 1, 2019Couples trip
Pros
I got a free upgrade for a reserved seat, which was nice. It was a window seat.
Cons
More seating in the waiting area at the Chinatown NYC Location, friendlier staff, as well as more knowledgeable and prepared staff able to handle rude customers (like a woman who was yelling at the teller).
Tips
Bring a neck pillow
Noah
4.0
June 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I got there safe....
Cons
The staff could be more professional and less aggressive....
Cynthia
1.0
May 31, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Nothing.
Cons
The AC was on blast the whole time so everyone was cold. The driver didn’t know where he was going and got lost. On top of that the bus was also an hour late and when it got there the people checking the tickets were rude.
Tips
Take Bolt, Greyhound, or Ourbus.
Cameron
5.0
June 7, 2019Solo travel
Pros
amazing price - even had my own outlet!
Cons
the bathroom was a bit dirty, but after a 4 hour bus ride, that’s to be expected.

Based on 107 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.4
Value
4.3
Condition
4.6
Karoleen
5.0
March 16, 2020Business
Pros
Very efficient and reached 30 mins early..
Cons
Nothing so far
Tips
Go wanderu..and portal ffg or charging electronics
Rajat
5.0
February 25, 2020Business
Pros
It was comfortable and smooth.
Cons
Nothing comes to mind.
Emerson
5.0
February 18, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The driver was a great driver. Wonderful personality and took us to our destination safely and on time.
Kathleen
5.0
February 7, 2020Solo travel
Pros
For the price it was a no brainer!
Odetta
5.0
February 2, 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was fast and safe
Tips
Go ahead and give them a try

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Washington Deluxe LUX report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.5
Value
3.5
Condition
5.0
Justine
5.0
February 23, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
I liked the extra space and the wood panel floors.

Based on 25 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Washington Deluxe report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 68 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.8
Elizabeth
4.0
February 15, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Allowed me to read and play on my phone instead of focus on driving.
Gabriel
5.0
January 5, 2020Visiting family
Pros
All well
Cons
All well
Tips
No tips
Julian
5.0
December 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
excellent service
Tips
arrive 15 minutes in advanced. First come, first serve
Ivana
4.0
December 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
On time
Cons
Wider seats
Tips
No
Reginald
5.0
December 22, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Washington Deluxe is a great value for the trip and very relaxing once you're settled in.
Cons
The WiFi is almost non-existent and that should not come as a surprise.
Tips
Definitely do these things: 1. Make sure you have your chargers out and ready to plug. 2. Use the restroom either before you board or depart. 3. Don't be a jerk by placing your bags on the seat next to you. If you only brought one seat, be considerate and leave it ope...More

Frequently Asked Questions

How does taking the bus compare to taking a train or a flight from New York to DC?

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to get from New York to Washington, D.C., but it will take a bit longer than other forms of transportation. Bus tickets usually cost about $20, and the trip generally lasts 4 to 5 hours.

A nonstop, one-way ticket for a flight from New York to DC takes about 1 hour 20 minutes and has an average cost of $124. It’s generally recommended that you arrive at JFK airport 2 hours before your domestic flight, which will bump up the total time to 3 hours 20 minutes. Additional baggage fees vary by airline.

A train from NYC to DC usually takes 3 to 3.5 hours, and you can expect to pay between $90 and $190 for your ticket.

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Washington DC?

Booking well in advance is the best way to get a deal on bus tickets from New York City to Washington, D.C. Bus tickets tend to fluctuate in price based on the popularity of a route, and New York to D.C. is among the most well-traveled bus corridors in the country. Data from the last 30 days suggests that the cheapest average bus fare from New York City to Washington is $15.49, but if you book at the last minute you can expect to pay between $20 and $30.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 328 kilometers (204 miles) from New York to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours, In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Washington DC. 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 40 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 37 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $53.72.

What bus companies travel from New York to Washington DC?

There are 8 bus lines from New York to Washington DC. With 25 daily trips, Megabus 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
BestBus84h 16m$42.63
BestBus Prime24h 15m$76.13
Go Buses54h 8m$29.56
Greyhound75h 37m$39.75
Megabus254h 36m$23.22
OurBus24h 12m$36.42
Peter Pan Lines34h 38m$29.55
Washington Deluxe84h 20m$35.69

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Washington DC leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 7 most popular bus stations:

  • W 34th St and 11th Ave
  • 417 W 34th St
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 202-230 West 36th St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • W 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 23
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 27
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 31
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 29
  • 381 11th Ave, New York, NY

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

Buses arrive in Washington DC at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Washington DC, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station
  • Dupont Cir MA Ave
  • Dupont Cir CT Ave
  • Union Station, Slip 29
  • Market Park - 801 Pennsylvania Ave SE btwn 8th St SE & D St SE
  • l'Enfant Plaza
  • Madame Tussauds Museum - 650 10th St NW

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