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Journey Information

Washington DC to Richmond coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£15.69
Shortest Duration2h 5m
Trips per day6
Coach lines2

Washington DC to Richmond Route Map

Washington Richmond

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to get from DC to Richmond?

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.

Does Megabus go from DC to Richmond?

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.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £19.62 was the low point for coach fares from Washington to Richmond. Coaches from Richmond to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £19.62 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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £7.38 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 2 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 97 miles (156 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 5 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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 Richmond 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday 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 Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 6 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 District of Columbia to Virginia without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Richmond; ticket prices start at £17.26.

What coach companies travel from Washington DC to Richmond?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Washington, District of Columbia to Richmond, Virginia. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound62h 11m£23.76
OurBus12h 22m£18.56

Where does the coach leave from in Washington DC?

Coaches to Richmond leave from multiple locations in Washington, District of Columbia. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

  • Union Station
  • Stadium-Armory + Bus Bay H
  • Union Station, Slip 14

Where does the coach arrive in Richmond?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Richmond, Virginia:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd
  • N Pine St & W Broad St

Price trends for coaches from Washington DC to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

£35£24£12NovDec

Monthly average prices

£20£16£12£8£4JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

£39£31£24£16£83020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA
4.5
Based on 20 ratings and reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
Arti
5.0
19 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Easy ticket printing, busses were on time Easy ticket printing, busses were on time
Cons
More leg room, but honestly for the price it's not that badMore leg room, but honestly for the price it's not that bad
Tips
Greyhound gets you right Greyhound gets you right
Laura
5.0
29 July 2019Solo travel
Pros
Silencieux QuietSilencieux Quiet
Cons
Juste les sièges The sit downJuste les sièges The sit down
Tips
Je ne sais pas si la WIFI marchait I don't know if the WIFI playJe ne sais pas si la WIFI marchait I don't know if the WIFI play
Roderick
1.0
29 June 2019Business
Pros
N/aN/a
Cons
Timing/cleanlinessTiming/cleanliness
Tips
N/aN/a
Tim
5.0
6 June 2019Solo travel
Pros
Great pricing and good servicesGreat pricing and good services
Cons
No complaintsNo complaints
Tips
Use this to get good service and great pricesUse this to get good service and great prices

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.4
Value
4.4
Condition
5.0
Ariel
4.0
1 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Bus was clean, staff was friendly but not overbearing. Bus was clean, staff was friendly but not overbearing.
Cons
Wifi offered on bus was poor to nonexistent. Wifi offered on bus was poor to nonexistent.
Tips
It gets a bit warm on the bus, so if you have food in your bags be careful about not placing it too close to the heaters. It gets a bit warm on the bus, so if you have food in your bags be careful about not placing it too close to the heaters.
Emily
5.0
12 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Quiet, smelled nice, friendly and quick driver Quiet, smelled nice, friendly and quick driver
Cons
Bus was freezingBus was freezing
Tips
Bring a blanket, even for a short 2hr tripBring a blanket, even for a short 2hr trip

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.1
Value
4.6
Condition
4.8
Anna
5.0
18 January 2020Visiting friends
Pros
cheapcheap
Cons
--
Tips
--
Jason
5.0
27 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
Pleasantness!!Pleasantness!!
Cons
I dont knowI dont know
Tips
Grade A rideGrade A ride
John
4.0
22 November 2019Solo travel
Pros
Would do again without hesitation.Would do again without hesitation.
Luísa
4.0
11 October 2019Business
Cons
There was no one there to talk to us. The bus was late, also it had no sign of being from ourbus (nothing identified it). There was no one there to talk to us. The bus was late, also it had no sign of being from ourbus (nothing identified it).
Ilias
5.0
28 October 2019Business
Pros
Was goodWas good
Cons
Better personalBetter personal

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