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Coach Trip Information: Atlanta to Washington DC

There are 9 intercity coaches per day from Atlanta to Washington DC. Traveling by coach from Atlanta to Washington DC usually takes around 13 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus coach can make the trip in 11 hours,

Distance542 mi (873 km)
Shortest duration11h 0m
Cheapest price£49.66
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Atlanta to Washington

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Oluwakemi

30 July 2021- Couples trip

PandaNY Bus

Good

Good

4.0

Luke

7 July 2021- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: It was good. Cons: People need to understand that other people are traveling aswell and to respect them. Tips: Respect your fellow travelers, and keep the noise level to a minimum.

Pros: It was good. Cons: People need to understand that other people are traveling aswell and to respect them. Tips: Respect your fellow travelers, and keep the noise level to a minimum.

5.0

William

6 June 2021- Regular commuter

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Just A regular trip! Cons: Space of seat. Tips: Learn to get along with the drivers!!

Pros: Just A regular trip! Cons: Space of seat. Tips: Learn to get along with the drivers!!

4.0

Léa

25 October 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Washington is an amazing city! Cons: Too cold and the wifi doesn’t work really good.

Pros: Washington is an amazing city! Cons: Too cold and the wifi doesn’t work really good.

4.0

Diana

23 September 2019

Megabus

Pros: My trip was good. Wonderful stuff. Only thing is we couldn't leave on time. We stand an hour on the sun no chairs. Was supposed to be DC 8:30am but We arrived 10:30am. Cons: To improve to be on time at least not more than 10 minutes late. And charger please.

Pros: My trip was good. Wonderful stuff. Only thing is we couldn't leave on time. We stand an hour on the sun no chairs. Was supposed to be DC 8:30am but We arrived 10:30am. Cons: To improve to be on time at least not more than 10 minutes late. And charger please.

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

£72.62 is the average price of a coach ticket from Atlanta to Washington DC. While it’s on the pricier side for a coach ticket, taking a coach is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a coach 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

£87£58£29AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Atlanta to Washington DC is expected to range from £66 to £81. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £73. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £66 and can be found on 3 September 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in December. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £58 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Atlanta to Washington DC in July, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £63 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

£103£83£62£41£213020100

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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £11.77 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Atlanta to Washington DC?

There are 3 coach lines from Atlanta to Washington DC available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US212h 58m£52.02
Greyhound416h 4m£81.07
PandaNY Bus411h 55m£82.79
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 2 trips per day from Atlanta to Washington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    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 4 bus trips from Atlanta to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 16 hours and 4 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from £69.

  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Atlanta to Washington, with prices starting from £83.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The coach takes an average of 13 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 542 miles from Atlanta to Washington DC. However, the fastest coach only takes 11 hours. 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?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking coaches from Atlanta to Washington DC. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the coach and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Atlanta?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from Atlanta to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled coaches that travel from Atlanta to Washington DC 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 Atlanta to Washington DC without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Atlanta to Washington DC; ticket prices start at £87.75.

City Information

Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Atlanta?

Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St - ATLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All coach stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • 211 Peachtree St. SW

  • MARTA Civic Center

Where does the coach arrive in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main arrival 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.

Coach stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

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