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Hartford - Washington DC Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity coaches per day from Hartford to Washington DC. Traveling by coach from Hartford to Washington DC usually takes around 8 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines coach can make the trip in 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance302 mi (487 km)
Shortest duration7h 10m
Cheapest price£30.13
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Hartford to Washington

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Deborah

8 March 2020- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus on time and arrived on time, will use the bus again. Cons: Perfect. Tips: Good customer services.

Pros: Bus on time and arrived on time, will use the bus again. Cons: Perfect. Tips: Good customer services.

4.0

Natalie

6 March 2020- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Mehr auf Sauberkeit achten.

Mehr auf Sauberkeit achten.

5.0

Praveen Kumar

10 June 2019- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: All went as per plan. Cons: If seriously this comment is considered, charging port could be behind or below the seat. when it is near the window seater it was little disturbance to window seater. I faced with my window seater. Tips: Good option for cheaper price....

Pros: All went as per plan. Cons: If seriously this comment is considered, charging port could be behind or below the seat. when it is near the window seater it was little disturbance to window seater. I faced with my window seater. Tips: Good option for cheaper price. Would consider again and recommend others.

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How much is a coach ticket from Hartford to Washington DC?

£41.78 is the average price of a coach ticket from Hartford to Washington DC. Any tickets cheaper than £41.78 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

£61£41£20JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Hartford to Washington DC is expected to range from £40 to £57. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £40. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £40 and can be found on 22 June 2022.

Monthly average prices

£41£33£24£16£8JASONDJFMAMJ

The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £32 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hartford to Washington DC in November, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £37 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£61£49£37£24£123020100

Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £13.76 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Hartford to Washington DC?

There are 3 coach lines from Hartford to Washington DC available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US38h 38m£45.40
Greyhound49h 16m£54.57
Peter Pan Lines47h 35m£33.81
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Hartford to Washington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Hartford to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 16 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from £36.

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  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 4 bus trips every day during the week and 4 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Hartford and Washington, offering bus tickets as low as £33.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Hartford to Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Hartford to Washington?

The coach takes an average of 8 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 302 miles from Hartford to Washington DC. However, the fastest coach only takes 7 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach 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 coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Hartford?

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all coaches from Hartford to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Washington DC each day?

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Hartford to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hartford to Washington DC; ticket prices start at £24.44.

City Information

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Hartford?

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All coach stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Morgan St Garage - Columbus Blvd

Where does the coach arrive in Washington DC?

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

Coach stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

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