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Journey Information

Washington DC to Durham, NC coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£47.08
Shortest Duration6h 55m
Trips per day4
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Washington to Durham 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from Washington DC to Durham?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £47.08 was the low point for coach fares from Washington to Durham. Coaches from Durham to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £47.08 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £9.08 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 226 miles (363 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Durham, NC. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

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

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Washington DC?

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. 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 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Washington DC to Durham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 £37.66.

What coach companies travel from Washington DC to Durham?

There is one coach company that operates from Washington DC to Durham. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound47h 42m£51.46

Where does the coach leave from in Washington DC?

Most coaches depart from the main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Where does the coach arrive in Durham?

All coaches from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Durham, North Carolina:

  • Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St

Price trends for coaches from Washington DC to Durham

Average prices by travel date

£59£39£20OctNov

Monthly average prices

£39£31£24£16£8NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

£59£47£35£24£123020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Washington, DC to Durham, NC
4.6
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.2
Value
4.2
Condition
4.8
Runjie
4.0
29 December 2019Solo travel
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!
Lizzie
5.0
11 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Great service, kind and attentive staff.
Cons
Make it more clear which bus is going to which city
Albert
4.0
28 August 2019Visiting friends
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.
Edward
5.0
19 July 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Punctual
Cons
No comment
Tips
No

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