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State College to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$44.20
Fastest time12h 0m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from State College, PA to Washington, DC
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 7, 2019Visiting friends
The bathroom was horrible. Filthy. The best part of the trip was the driver on the Harrisburg - Union Station, DC leg of trip. He was an excellent communicator; and a safe, competent driver.
Clean the bathrooms more frequently.
Don't use the bathroom

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from State College 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 State College to Washington DC?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $44.20 was the low point for bus fares from State College to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to State College are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $44.20 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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 12 hours and 6 minutes to cover the 137 miles (221 kilometers) from State College, PA to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours, 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave State College?

There is usually only one bus per day from State College to Washington DC. It leaves the station in State College at 8:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from State College to Washington DC. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from State College to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $117.86.

What bus companies travel from State College to Washington DC?

There is one bus company that operates from State College to Washington DC. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound112h 6m$57.57

Where does the bus leave from in State College?

Most buses depart from the main station in State College, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

All buses from State College arrive at one main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

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