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Journey Information

There are 98 intercity coaches per day from Washington DC to New York. Traveling by coach from Washington DC to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest CoachRun coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance204 mi (328 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price£7.08
Trips per day90
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines12

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Washington to New York

(Based on 1362 ratings and reviews)




15 June 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The customer service was excellent the team was great and I loved the cleanliness of the bus! Cons: The seats are a little hard.



13 June 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The ride was smooth the people on the bus were very respectful of each other and quite. Cons: The driver could of introduced himself and stated where we were headed and how long it would take that used to be done before we departed front the station that should always happen. Tips: Always bring your headphones and chargers and make sure if they are switching drivers that the driver checks that everyone is on the bus.



10 June 2024- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: We took a day time trip during summer. The air conditioning was adequate. Clean toilet. Though it started a bit late the driver drove well and reached destination on time. The route from DC to NY was through Delaware and scenic. Comfortable trip. Cons: The seat reclining need to be looked at. Though our seats were pre reserved the some passengers did not stick to the assigned seats. However we could manage. Tips: Every one must be advised to take their allocated seats and this should also be checked. Thank you.



8 June 2024- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: We were ahead of schedule, so we had a brief rest stop in Maryland. That was a nice bonus. It was also nice to have sockets on board with which we can plug in our devices. The driver was accommodating in allowing the interior lights to be on if we wanted to read after dark. Cons: It should be explicit that Baltimore is part of the trip. Tips: I'm not sure about the Wifi as I didn't see it advertised, and so I didn't try it.



8 June 2024- Vacation


Pros: Our Driver on our way back on 9 PM bus from NY to Washington DC on June 8th trip, was very well trained. He made sure all passengers were boarded at each stops and also made sure each passengers left bus at their destination. I also noticed when there was big accident and he noticed and stopped in side, Changed his GPS for different route and tried best to safe time. Over all I was very impressed with driver on that trip. Cons: More often buses would be good and Restroom at stops were extremely dirty .

Washington DC to New York Route Map

Washington New York

How much is a coach ticket from Washington DC to New York?

£18.23 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to New York. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to New York is expected to range from £15 to £29. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £17. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £15 and can be found on 9 July 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to New York in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £33 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


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 £28.16 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Washington DC to New York?

There are 12 bus lines from Washington DC to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 33 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BestBus34h 11m£32.43
BestBus Prime14h 11m£43.04
CoachRun13h 45m£20.10
FlixBus US334h 48m£26.41
Greyhound185h 41m£30.32
Megabus174h 42m£21.88
OurBus24h 35m£17.70
Peter Pan Lines164h 46m£22.29
The Jet34h 5m£108.17
Tripper Bus24h 58m£42.54
Wanda Coach54h 21m£29.32
Washington Deluxe24h 45m£33.21
  • BestBus is known for offering affordable bus tickets to destinations across the Northeast, including Washington and New York, with 3 daily trips on average. BestBus is green-certified, offers free Wi-Fi and water onboard, and earned the #1 spot as a Students' Favorite and a Commuters’ Favorite in the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Awards.

  • BestBus Prime is the luxury bus service offered by BestBus, delivering a business class-level of service throughout the Northeast. BestBus Prime provides free water to all passengers, free Wi-Fi, squeaky-clean restrooms, and 110V outlets under every seat. So relax in comfortable, extra-wide leather seats, stretch out in the extra legroom, and enjoy free movie streaming while BestBus Prime takes you to your destination.

  • Book CoachRun from Washington to New York from £13. There are 1 CoachRun schedules from Washington to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to New York. In Washington, CoachRun departs to New York from 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and no other station. In New York, CoachRun arrives at 127 East Broadway and no other station.

    An average trip on CoachRun from Washington to New York takes 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, CoachRun offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to New York.

  • 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 33 trips per day from Washington to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 18 bus trips from Washington to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 41 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from £7.

  • Book Megabus from Washington to New York from £5. There are 17 Megabus schedules from Washington to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to New York. In Washington, Megabus departs to New York from Union Station and no other station. In New York, Megabus arrives at New York W 34th St & 12th Ave and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 42 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 24 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to New York.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from £12, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Washington to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Washington to New York from £12. There are 16 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Washington to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from Union Station and no other station. In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 46 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 20 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to New York.

  • Although still in its infancy, The Jet Coach is shaking up bus travel by providing luxury services at affordable prices. With leather-clad Hoverseats, 6 feet of leg room, and complimentary in-seat drink and snack service, you get the luxury of a private jet with the affordability of bus travel.

  • Tripper Bus is a bus service based in the New York City area, offering high-quality bus rides at affordable costs. The company provides intercity bus transportation between NYC and Arlington, VA, and Bethesda, MD. The service is famous for its cheap tickets, convenient travel times, and great amenities, including free WiFi, electrical outlets, and entertainment services. The carrier's buses pull up close to transit stops, making it extra convenient for you to move around.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from £24 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 New York.

  • Washington Deluxe is committed to providing passengers safety and comfort on its routes between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Each bus features a wide range of luxury amenities such as free onboard WiFi and electrical outlets to stay well-connected. Washington Deluxe usually offers 2 bus trips from Washington to New York every day, with ticket prices as low as .

Frequently Asked Questions

It's typically cheaper and more convenient to take a bus from DC to New York City instead of driving your own vehicle. Most bus tickets for this route are relatively inexpensive, whereas driving your own car can incur expenses upwards of $100 depending on whether you use toll roads and where you end up parking once you reach New York. By taking an intercity bus instead, you don't have to worry about paying tolls, New York's expensive parking, the cost of gas, or the stress of driving in one of the world's most congested cities.

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 204 miles from Washington DC to New York. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in New York. 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.

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 New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 98 scheduled coaches that travel from Washington DC to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 90 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 New York, NY; ticket prices start at £15.75.

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, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

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

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main departure 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.

All coach stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • Union Station

  • 2230 New York Ave NE

  • Dupont Cir MA Ave

  • Metro Ctr - Washington DC

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

  • 1610 Connecticut Ave NW

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Where does the coach arrive in New York?

New York Midtown (31st St & 8th Ave) Bus stop - NYCGOB2-0

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Main arrival station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Coaches arrive in New York at 15 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • 417 W 34th St

  • 103 Canal St

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 381 11th Ave

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Penn Station Bus - Opp 320 W 31st St/btwn 8th & 9th Ave.

  • Hudson Yards

  • 40 Empire Blvd

  • 127 East Broadway

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

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