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Philadelphia to Washington DC bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||2h 50m|
|Trips per day||6|
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Frequently Asked Questions
What buses go to Philadelphia from DC?
How long is the drive from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?
How much is a train ride to Philly from Washington?
Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Washington DC?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $32.26 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $32.26 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 6 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $4.97 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 123 miles (198 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
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, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?
The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Philadelphia to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $19.95.
What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Washington DC?
Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?
Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?
All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Washington, District of Columbia:
- Union Station
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