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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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.
In order to keep their 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?
How long is the bus ride?
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, 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?
How many buses are there each day?
There are 37 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 35 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 US$29.00.
What bus companies travel from New York to Washington DC?
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 4 most popular bus stations:
- W 34th St and 11th Ave
- Port Authority Bus Station
- 202-230 West 36th St
- 417 W 34th St
- GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?
Buses arrive in Washington DC at 4 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 CT Ave
- Dupont Cir MA Ave
- Union Station, Slip 29
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