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Journey Information

New York to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€7.69
Fastest time4h 0m
Trips per day20
Bus lines5

New York to Washington DC Route Map

New York Washington

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Washington 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 New York to Washington DC?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €25.74 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €25.74 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €6.79 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 204 miles (328 kilometers) from New York, NY 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?

Because many passengers travel from New York 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 New York?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. 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 20 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 21 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 €24.82.

What bus companies travel from New York to Washington DC?

There are 5 bus lines from New York, New York to Washington, District of Columbia. With 7 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
BestBus44h 12m€29.78
Greyhound75h 49m€33.54
OurBus34h 3m€32.64
Peter Pan Lines34h 43m€29.27
Washington Deluxe74h 20m€24.16

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 5 most popular bus stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 417 W 34th St
  • 202-230 West 36th St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

Buses arrive in Washington DC at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station
  • Dupont Cir CT Ave
  • Dupont Cir MA Ave
  • Union Station, Slip 29
  • Stadium-Armory + Bus Bay H - 25 19th St SE

Price trends for buses from New York to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

€39€26€13JanFeb

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

€43€34€26€17€93020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Washington, DC

(Based on 444 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Brandon

January 9, 2021 - Visiting family

OurBus

They drove very fast and made sure we got there early . They drove very fast and made sure we got there early .

5.0

Ximena

January 3, 2021 - Solo travel

OurBus

On time, clean and all covid measures taken On time, clean and all covid measures taken

5.0

Erika

August 28, 2020 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Arrived early Nice bus driver. Cons: Leg room Less people on buses during pandemic Provide wipes to sanitize seating area, such as cup holder, arm rest, window still. Tips: Bring your own wipes to sanitize seating area, such as cup holder, arm rest, window s... Pros: Arrived early Nice bus driver. Cons: Leg room Less people on buses during pandemic Provide wipes to sanitize seating area, such as cup holder, arm rest, window still. Tips: Bring your own wipes to sanitize seating area, such as cup holder, arm rest, window still.More

5.0

Eliud

August 3, 2020 - Visiting friends

BestBus

Pros: Going to see the White House 🙌. Cons: Lower the bus when passengers exit. Tips: Keep doing what ya'll doing. Pros: Going to see the White House 🙌. Cons: Lower the bus when passengers exit. Tips: Keep doing what ya'll doing.

4.0

Nancy

August 1, 2020 - Visiting family

OurBus

Being a bit more assertive regarding phone conversation. There was a customer sitting behind me speaking on the phone for 2 hours and although I had my headphones on and music high still heard him.Being a bit more assertive regarding phone conversation. There was a customer sitting behind me speaking on the phone for 2 hours and although I had my headphones on and music high still heard him.

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