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Journey Information

Boston to Washington DC coach - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$27.00
Shortest Duration10h 20m
Trips per day5
Coach lines3
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Price trends for coaches from Boston to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

US$60US$40US$20JunJun

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Washington DC
4.4
Based on 20 reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
3.8
Value
4.2
Condition
4.4
Hilde
5.0
3 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very safe cautious driver in snowy conditions
Cons
A little more leg space
Tips
Pleasant safe ride
Xiaopeng
4.0
31 October 2019Solo travel
Pros
time schedule
Lucinda
3.0
6 July 2019Vacation
Pros
Price
Cons
Staff at boarding in DC was rude. Boarding should be on time. It's hard to stand waiting in line for a very long time.
Tips
Expect long wait.
Shanshan
5.0
6 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
very smooth trip

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.2
Staff
4.2
Value
3.6
Condition
4.0
Víctor
5.0
27 December 2019Vacation
Pros
On time!
Cons
Wifi
Tips
Everything was good! Well done
Peter
4.0
10 November 2019Solo travel
Cons
I missed a train to DC from Boston, and was pleased to find an alternate mode of travel.
Rizpah
5.0
3 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
The drivers were very professional ,friendly, pleasant abd safe experience.
Cons
The legroom in coach.
Mariya
1.0
8 June 2019Solo travel
Cons
i bought night ticket to sleep on my way back from DC to Boston, but it was so cold that it was impossible to sleep and to be there!!! I will never again buy megabus night tickets

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.6
Maria Laura
5.0
6 October 2019Vacation
Pros
Comfortable seats, charge opportunities, WiFi most of the time, not to cold
Cons
Nothing
Sikelelwa
5.0
28 September 2019Regular commuter
Cons
I couldn't move the seats back to rest.
Tips
Book with Wanderu.
Farai
4.0
18 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
Had a comfortable seat
Cons
Second driver (from Philly to DC) was very rude. I understand if you're having a bad day. But no need to snap at passengers.
Davou
5.0
9 July 2019Vacation
Pros
Awesome
Cynthia
4.0
7 July 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I was able to swich my travelling time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What buses go from Boston to Washington D.C?

There are 3 bus carriers that travel from Boston to Washington, D.C.: Greyhound, Megabus and Peter Pan Lines. Greyhound has the most daily scheduled routes, with 19 per day. You can expect to pay an average of $37.50 for a Greyhound bus ticket. Megabus typically has 1 bus route per day, and you can expect to pay about $48. If you were to book through Peter Pan Lines, they have 4 daily trips with tickets averaging $38. In terms of duration, all three bus carriers average about 10 hours.

What’s the best way to get from Boston to Washington, D.C?

The best way to get to Washington D.C from Boston is by bus. Even though the shortest bus trip is 9 hours, it is the cheapest option, with tickets starting at $37.50. Traveling by train takes approximately 9 hours, and the cheapest average Amtrak ticket is about $150. Booking a flight from Boston to Washington, D.C is also an option, with nonstop flights ranging anywhere from $65 to more than $250.

Are there cities between Boston and Washington worth visiting?

One city that is worth visiting between Boston and Washington, D.C is New York City. New York City is the exact middle point between the two cities. In New York, Times Square is always full of life, and the city is filled with amazing museums. New York City is definitely worth checking off your bucket list on a trip down the East Coast.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$37.90 was the low point for coach fares from Boston to Washington. Coaches from Washington DC to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$37.90 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 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$28.83 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 12 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 394 miles (634 kilometers) from Boston to Washington DC. However, the fastest coach only takes 10 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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 Washington DC 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, 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 the earliest and latest coaches leave Boston?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Boston to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct coach. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different coach at any point during your trip. Direct coaches also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Washington DC; ticket prices start at US$69.00.

What coach companies travel from Boston to Washington DC?

There are 3 coach lines from Boston to Washington DC. 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
Greyhound412h 58mUS$45.60
Megabus110h 21mUS$40.91
Peter Pan Lines110h 36mUS$41.55

Where does the coach leave from in Boston?

Most coaches depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the coach arrive in Washington DC?

All coaches from Boston arrive at one main station in Washington DC, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

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