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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity coaches per day from Washington DC to Durham. Traveling by coach from Washington DC to Durham usually takes around 5 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance226 mi (363 km)
Shortest duration4h 29m
Cheapest price£24.76
Trips per day10
Most frequent servicePandaNY Bus
Coach lines4

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Washington to Durham

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Lawrence

8 April 2021- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: No over speeding. Cons: Always keep to time. Tips: None.

Pros: No over speeding. Cons: Always keep to time. Tips: None.

4.0

Runjie

29 December 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: We got stuck in traffic for the first half of the trip but the driver still managed to get to Durham with no huge delay. Thumb up for you! Cons: Suitcases were piled upon each other, and the luggage handler couldn't care less; when the door opened, three pieces f...

Pros: We got stuck in traffic for the first half of the trip but the driver still managed to get to Durham with no huge delay. Thumb up for you! Cons: Suitcases were piled upon each other, and the luggage handler couldn't care less; when the door opened, three pieces fell out and it took me five minutes to finally get mine out. Tips: Generally speaking, boltbus and greyhound are better!

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5.0

Lizzie

11 December 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: Great service, kind and attentive staff. Cons: Make it more clear which bus is going to which city.

Pros: Great service, kind and attentive staff. Cons: Make it more clear which bus is going to which city.

4.0

Albert

28 August 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: The driver was very friendly and the staff on the ground before departure were also very helpful. Cons: Internet connection. Tips: I like Megabus and have traveled with them a couple of times but the trip from DC to Durham departing at 6:05am was the exceptional ...

Pros: The driver was very friendly and the staff on the ground before departure were also very helpful. Cons: Internet connection. Tips: I like Megabus and have traveled with them a couple of times but the trip from DC to Durham departing at 6:05am was the exceptional one.

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5.0

Edward

19 July 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: Punctual. Cons: No comment. Tips: No.

Pros: Punctual. Cons: No comment. Tips: No.

Price trends for coaches from Washington DC to Durham

Average prices by travel date

£87£58£29JulJul

Monthly average prices

£62£50£37£25£12ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£83£66£50£33£173020100

What coach companies travel from Washington DC to Durham?

There are 4 coach lines from Washington DC to Durham available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, PandaNY Bus 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 US25h 13m£30.86
Greyhound47h 29m£57.97
PandaNY Bus45h 7m£82.56
Wanda Coach24h 30m£82.56
  • 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 2 trips per day from Washington to Durham, 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 Washington to Durham every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 29 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Durham usually start from £42.

  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Washington to Durham, with prices starting from £83.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 2 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from £83 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Washington and Durham.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Washington to Durham 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 Washington to Durham?

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 226 miles from Washington DC to Durham. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 29 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Washington DC?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Washington DC to Durham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled coaches that travel from Washington DC to Durham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Durham, NC; ticket prices start at £49.54.

City Information

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.

Durham

Durham is a little treasure cove for all fans of history and the United States’ heritage. The first and foremost thing you should try out is go on a hike on one of the city’s iconic trails. For a more traditional hiking experience, try the Eno River Trail. If you wish to enjoy a more unique experience, the American Tobacco Trail will be a better choice, as it follows the old CSX railroad. For those who want to explore the city’s rich history, check out the Stagville Plantation, which is now a museum dedicated to the city’s antebellum history, offering a unique historical perspective.

Durham’s food scene is vibrant and exciting. Fans of seafood will definitely be amazed at how fresh and delicious the seafood at Mateo Bar de Tapas is. If you wish to try out Italian eats with a twist, check out Devil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.

The main bus station is the Transportation Center located at 515 W Pettigrew St in Downtown Durham. From there, you can take a bus to New York, Richmond, Washington D.C., and dozens of other destinations across the country. The main Amtrak train station in Durham is located around the corner from the bus stop at 601 W Main St. Durham is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian and Piedmont lines. The city’s air services are handled by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Washington DC?

Main departure station: 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Coaches to Durham leave from 4 stations in Washington.

All coach stations in Washington DC:

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • Union Station

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

Where does the coach arrive in Durham?

Main arrival station: 2918 Guess Rd

Coaches arrive in Durham at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Durham:

  • 2918 Guess Rd

  • Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St

  • 2724 Guess Rd

  • Durham Transportation Center - Bus Bay T

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