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Journey Information

There are 52 intercity coaches per day from Boston to Washington DC. Traveling by coach from Boston to Washington DC usually takes around 10 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines coach can make the trip in 9 hours,

Distance394 mi (634 km)
Shortest duration9h 0m
Cheapest price£27.77
Trips per day2
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Boston to Washington

(Based on 28 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Donna

2 April 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I liked that I wasn't on a plane! Cons: I wish I could choose my own seat.

5.0

Taroh

2 August 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Drivers were serious and very good in communication. Cons: To give more time to people during stops to allow them to have food or stretch their legs (body). Wifi was there but a bit weak. Tips: Nop.

4.0

Kerri

3 April 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Air conditioning is a big win. Seats are mostly comfortable. Was really nice when people got off and the bus wasn't so packed. Cons: Arm rests that can go up, wifi was not working. Tips: Not very plus-size friendly.

4.0

Victoria

4 February 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driver was really nice. Cons: Timing. Tips: No.

5.0

Tenesha

3 May 2021- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: very good. Cons: Still looking out for what should.

Boston to Washington DC Route Map

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

£59.57 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Washington DC. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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

£83£56£28MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Washington DC is expected to range from £53 to £76. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £53. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £53 and can be found on 4 June 2024.

Monthly average prices

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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 £54 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Washington DC in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £88 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

£99£79£60£40£203020100

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 18 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £18.06 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

Which coaches go from Boston to DC?

There are several coach companies with regularly scheduled intercity buses from Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, DC. Greyhound is the most popular choice among travelers, followed by Peter Pan Bus, Megabus, and FlixBus.
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1410h 7m£53.42
Greyhound410h 52m£55.32
Peter Pan Lines3410h 53m£73.48
  • 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 14 trips per day from Boston to Washington, 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 4 bus trips from Boston to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 52 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from £28.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Washington from £42. There are 34 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Boston to Washington and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Washington. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Washington from Logan Airport Visitor Center and 1 other station. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Washington takes 10 hours and 53 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Washington in 9 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 48 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Intercity bus is arguably one of the best ways to get to Washington, DC from Boston. Even though the shortest bus trip is 9 hours, it is the cheapest option. Traveling by train also takes approximately 9 hours, but the average Amtrak ticket costs 3-4 times more than a coach ticket. Booking a flight from Boston to DC is also an option for travelers in a hurry, although this is typically the most expensive option.

The coach takes an average of 10 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 394 miles from Boston to Washington DC. However, the fastest coach only takes 9 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.

Because many passengers travel from Boston to Washington DC 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, 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.

Since Boston-DC is a very popular route among travelers, there are coaches at virtually all times of the day, from 01:00 to 23:00. The schedule might differ on weekends and holidays but in general you will have a pretty flexible schedule to choose from.

There are 52 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Boston, MA to Washington DC; ticket prices start at £33.34.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Boston?

Main departure station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Coaches to Washington DC leave from 3 stations in Boston.

All coach stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • South Station

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

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

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