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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity coaches per day from Washington DC to Richmond. Traveling by coach from Washington DC to Richmond usually takes around 2 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest CoachRun coach can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance97 mi (156 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price£12.69
Trips per day21
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines4

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Washington to Richmond

(Based on 27 ratings and reviews)




1 May 2024- Business

FlixBus US

Cons: Need for better signage of bus and destination. There were NONE! The passangers were walking around confused, asking all bus drivers, going back and forth from the Grey Hound Office. Tips: Best travel time is departure around 12:30-1:30. Traffic is relatively easy, and the bus ride to Richmond VA was less than 2 hour.



6 January 2024- Business


Pros: I liked how quiet the bus was and the driver was very professional. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None at all.



21 December 2023- Vacation


Pros: The bus arrived at the scheduled time and it was a very relaxing ride. Cons: The service was excellent in my opinion. Tips: Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.



23 November 2022- Visiting family


Pros: It was smooth and quick. The bus arrived on time and WiFi was also really good. Cons: I think pets should be allowed if they are in a carrier. Some people want to bring their dogs along for the holidays. Tips: Be on time.



22 November 2022- Business


The drivers were courteous & professional.

Washington DC to Richmond Route Map

Washington Richmond

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

£15.13 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to Richmond. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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 Richmond is expected to range from £13 to £24. If you are looking to travel to Richmond within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £13. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £13 and can be found on 4 June 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Richmond in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £26 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £16.07 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Washington DC to Richmond?

There are 4 bus lines from Washington DC to Richmond available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 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
CoachRun11h 30m£15.65
FlixBus US112h 0m£23.62
Greyhound72h 7m£22.15
Megabus22h 11m£23.80
  • Book CoachRun from Washington to Richmond from £13. There are 1 CoachRun schedules from Washington to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Richmond. In Washington, CoachRun departs to Richmond from 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and no other station. In Richmond, CoachRun arrives at 900 W. Leigh St and no other station.

    An average trip on CoachRun from Washington to Richmond takes 1 hours and 30 minutes .

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

  • 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 11 trips per day from Washington to Richmond, 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 7 bus trips from Washington to Richmond every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Richmond usually start from £13.

  • Book Megabus from Washington to Richmond from £16. There are 2 Megabus schedules from Washington to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Richmond. In Washington, Megabus departs to Richmond from Union Station and no other station. In Richmond, Megabus arrives at 1500 E Main St and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Washington to Richmond takes 2 hours and 11 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Richmond in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Richmond.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cheapest way to get from DC to Richmond is to take a bus. The average bus ticket costs around $17, which is likely cheaper than filling the tank in your own vehicle. It’s also a better deal than a train or plane: Train tickets average $33, and a direct flight between the two cities would cost north of $200.
Megabus offers five daily trips from DC to Richmond, with tickets for the route as low as $1. However, the average price of a ticket is roughly $20. The trip typically takes around 2 hours of travel time. Megabus amenities include free Wi-Fi, restrooms, AC and power outlets.

The coach takes an average of 2 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 97 miles from Washington DC to Richmond. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to Richmond at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Washington DC to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 21 scheduled coaches that travel from Washington DC to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Washington DC to Richmond without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Richmond, VA; ticket prices start at £12.70.

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.


As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Washington DC?

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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

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Where does the coach arrive in Richmond?

Main arrival station: 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

Coaches arrive in Richmond at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Richmond:

  • 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

  • 1500 E Main St

  • 900 W. Leigh St

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