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Journey Information

There are 22 intercity coaches per day from Boston to Washington DC. Traveling by coach from Boston to Washington DC usually takes around 10 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound coach can make the trip in 9 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance394 mi (634 km)
Shortest duration9h 20m
Cheapest price£32.97
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Boston to Washington

(Based on 24 ratings and reviews)

4.4

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.

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.

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.

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

5.0

Víctor

27 December 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: On time! Cons: Wifi. Tips: Everything was good! Well done.

Pros: On time! Cons: Wifi. Tips: Everything was good! Well done.

5.0

Hilde

3 December 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Very safe cautious driver in snowy conditions. Cons: A little more leg space. Tips: Pleasant safe ride.

Pros: Very safe cautious driver in snowy conditions. Cons: A little more leg space. Tips: Pleasant safe ride.

Boston to Washington DC Route Map

Boston Washington

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

The average price for a coach ticket to Washington DC is £49.40, If your search turns up options priced lower than £49.40 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. 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

£74£49£25JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Boston to Washington DC is expected to range from £45 to £72. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £49. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £45 and can be found on 12 July 2022.

Monthly average prices

£62£49£37£25£12ASONDJFMAMJJ

The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Washington DC in May, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £45 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

£82£66£49£33£163020100

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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £18.86 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 US1010h 29m£55.69
Greyhound711h 14m£53.67
Peter Pan Lines49h 37m£58.66
  • 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 10 trips per day from Boston 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 7 bus trips from Boston to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 14 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from £35.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 4 bus trips every day during the week and 5 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Washington, offering bus tickets as low as £51.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is coach a good way to get from Boston to Washington, DC?

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.

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

The coach takes an average of 10 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 394 miles from Boston to Washington DC. However, the fastest coach only takes 9 hours and 20 minutes. 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?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Washington DC. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 buses leave Boston for DC?

Since Boston-DC is a very popular route among travelers, there are coaches at virtually all times of the day, from 02:00 to 20:00. The schedule might differ on weekends and holidays but in general you will have a pretty flexible schedule to choose from.

How many coach departures serve Washington DC each day?

There are 22 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 to Washington DC; ticket prices start at £29.68.

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 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, 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 Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station Bus Terminal - BOSSSB-0

Image credit: CaribDigita

Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All coach stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • LAZ parking lot - 90 Traveler Street

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

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

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