Coaches from Washington DC to Charlottesville

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Journey Information

There is one daily coach from Washington DC to Charlottesville. Traveling by coach from Washington DC to Charlottesville usually takes around 6 hours, but some coaches might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price£22.16
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines1

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Washington to Charlottesville

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)




10 January 2020- Solo travel


Pros: There were not too many travellers so I had a double seat to myself. Cons: The bus smelled strongly of smoke when we boarded.

Pros: There were not too many travellers so I had a double seat to myself. Cons: The bus smelled strongly of smoke when we boarded.



17 July 2019- Business


Pros: Once we got going, things were fine and we arrived right on time. Cons: Most of my negative will have to do with the station. On one of the hottest days of the year, there was NO AIR CONDITIONING at all in the bus part of the station, not even in what was suppose...

Pros: Once we got going, things were fine and we arrived right on time. Cons: Most of my negative will have to do with the station. On one of the hottest days of the year, there was NO AIR CONDITIONING at all in the bus part of the station, not even in what was supposed to be the special air conditioned room for the passengers. We waited in the heat for the bus, and the driver, seeing that I was near fainting, pulled me to the front of the line and told me to go first onto the bus. But then we got word that we had to wait for passengers from another bus, it turned out for a whole half hour, but we couldn’t have air conditioning because that would have meant idling the bus which would have resulted in a fine for more than 3 minutes. No adaptation at all, no consideration at all, was given to the extreme discomfort the heat was causing. There was also no restroom in the area for the buses. But it was absolutely necessary to keep drinking cold water, which we had to buy, of course, which resulted in repeated long treks to the part of the building where the restrooms were. Tips: Go by train if you can.




6 July 2019- Visiting friends


Pros: Everything was as expected and fit the short time frame we needed to attend a wedding.i. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Wonderful way to make short trips that require a precise arrival.

Pros: Everything was as expected and fit the short time frame we needed to attend a wedding.i. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Wonderful way to make short trips that require a precise arrival.

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

The average price for a coach ticket to Charlottesville is £25.26, Traveling by coach on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Washington DC. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Washington DC to Charlottesville is expected to range from £24 to £30. If you are looking to travel to Charlottesville within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £24. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £24 and can be found on 9 August 2022.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Washington DC to Charlottesville by coach will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, coach ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £27 whenever you decide to travel.

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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £12.50 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Washington DC to Charlottesville?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Washington DC to Charlottesville. Greyhound is the only company to provides coach transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound16h 0m£27.14
  • 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 1 bus trips from Washington to Charlottesville every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 0 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Charlottesville usually start from £22.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The coach takes an average of 6 hours to cover the 99 miles from Washington DC to Charlottesville. 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Charlottesville at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Washington DC?

There is usually only one coach per day from Washington DC to Charlottesville. It leaves the station in Washington DC at 03:00 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 coaches are there each day?

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

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Charlottesville; ticket prices start at £9.03.

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.


Lovingly called Mr. Jefferson’s City by locals, Charlottesville is a historic town with plenty of interesting attractions to draw in not only fans of history but also of arts and culture. The prime attraction of the city is the famous estate of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello. This 5000-acre mansion is an architectural masterpiece that combines Parisian and Italian elements, giving you a day’s worth of exploration. For those looking for a more idyllic landscape, try Carter Mountain Orchard, which offers apple-picking sessions as well. The University of Charlottesville is also a must-not-miss destination. As the only university in the U.S. to be designated a World Heritage Site, it offers interesting insights into the history of education of the country.

Charlottesville’s wines are famous around the country, and the Monticello Wine Trail is perfect for trying out the best wines that the region has to offer. For an amazing dinner experience, C & O Restaurant, which has been in business since 1976, will be a great choice.

The city’s busiest bus stop is the Greyhound bus stop located downtown at 310 W Main St. For trains, head over to the nearby Amtrak train station, also on W Main St. Charlottesville is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal, Crescent and Northeast Regional lines. The city’s main airport is the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, 8 miles from the city.

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

Where does the coach arrive in Charlottesville?

Main arrival station: Bus Station - 810 W Main St

The bus station at 105 Ridge Street serves Greyhound and Jefferson Lines buses which travel through Charlottesville. Bus service is available to travel to cities like Richmond, Washington, DC, and New York. Inside the station, amenities include restrooms and vending machines for convenient snacks before your trip. Within a few minutes’ walk, though, you can grab a fresh meal from one of the many restaurants and cafes on Main Street. The station is ideally located between downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia campus a few blocks to the west. The Amtrak train station is also a short 10-minute walk from the bus station, so it is easy to transfer to continued travels by train.

Coach stations in Charlottesville:

  • Bus Station - 810 W Main St

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