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Journey Information

There are 61 intercity coaches per day from New York to Washington DC. Traveling by coach from New York to Washington DC usually takes around 4 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance204 mi (328 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price£12.28
Trips per day60
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines10

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York to Washington

(Based on 670 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Yonas

14 May 2022- Visiting friends

BestBus

Pros: I didn’t expect my first bus ride will be this smooth. Cons: I heated there are some cancellations. Hope this will never happen.

Pros: I didn’t expect my first bus ride will be this smooth. Cons: I heated there are some cancellations. Hope this will never happen.

5.0

Brittany

9 May 2022- Visiting friends

BestBus

Pros: Easy, no hassle. Cons: Nothing to be improved on. Tips: It can be tricky to find your bus stop in big cities. Make sure to give yourself extra time to get there on time.

Pros: Easy, no hassle. Cons: Nothing to be improved on. Tips: It can be tricky to find your bus stop in big cities. Make sure to give yourself extra time to get there on time.

4.0

Sandra

7 May 2022- Visiting family

BestBus

Pros: Quiet. Able to relax. Other customers were quiet. Cons: A little more leg room but other than that it's what I expected. Tips: Just relax enjoy the ride. Remember to be considerate and respectful towards your fellow passengers.

Pros: Quiet. Able to relax. Other customers were quiet. Cons: A little more leg room but other than that it's what I expected. Tips: Just relax enjoy the ride. Remember to be considerate and respectful towards your fellow passengers.

5.0

Kiyanna

6 May 2022- Visiting family

Washington Deluxe

Pros: Air conditioned, had chargers, left on time and wasn’t crowded. Cons: We arrived late but that likely couldn’t be controlled due to the weather and traffic. Wifi single was out most of the trip. Tips: N/-.

Pros: Air conditioned, had chargers, left on time and wasn’t crowded. Cons: We arrived late but that likely couldn’t be controlled due to the weather and traffic. Wifi single was out most of the trip. Tips: N/-.

5.0

Maharlika

1 May 2022- Visiting family

BestBus

Pros: The bus actually arrived to our final destination earlier than the original arrival time which was great. The drive was smooth and driver was accomodating to passenger questions. Cons: Nothing from my perspective.

Pros: The bus actually arrived to our final destination earlier than the original arrival time which was great. The drive was smooth and driver was accomodating to passenger questions. Cons: Nothing from my perspective.

New York to Washington DC Route Map

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How much is a coach ticket from New York to Washington DC?

£25.79 is the average price of a coach ticket from New York to Washington DC. Taking a coach is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from New York to Washington DC is expected to range from £21 to £33. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £21. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £21 and can be found on 17 May 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from New York to Washington DC by coach will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, coach ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £25 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 22 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £6.13 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from New York to Washington DC?

There are 10 coach lines from New York to Washington DC available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 20 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
BestBus34h 7m£30.99
BestBus Prime14h 8m£42.15
FlixBus US204h 35m£24.15
Greyhound115h 35m£33.36
OurBus54h 11m£27.29
PandaNY Bus54h 10m£40.92
Peter Pan Lines74h 36m£38.26
The Jet24h 13m£106.17
Wanda Coach54h 1m£33.21
Washington Deluxe44h 20m£29.83
  • BestBus

    BestBus

    Book BestBus from New York to Washington from £24. There are 3 BestBus schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay for a BestBus ticket to Washington. In New York, BestBus departs to Washington from 417 W 34th St and no other station. In Washington, BestBus arrives at Union Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on BestBus from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 7 minutes , while the fastest available BestBus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, BestBus offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Washington.

  • BestBus Prime

    BestBus Prime

    Book BestBus Prime from New York to Washington from £37. There are 1 BestBus Prime schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay for a BestBus Prime ticket to Washington. In New York, BestBus Prime departs to Washington from 417 W 34th St and no other station. In Washington, BestBus Prime arrives at Union Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on BestBus Prime from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 8 minutes , while the fastest available BestBus Prime trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, BestBus Prime offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Washington.

  • 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 20 trips per day from New York 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 11 bus trips from New York to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from £23.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from £12, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Washington if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • 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 New York to Washington, with prices starting from £41.

  • 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 7 bus trips every day during the week and 9 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Washington, offering bus tickets as low as £32.
  • The Jet

    The Jet

    Book The Jet from New York to Washington from £81. There are 2 The Jet schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay for a The Jet ticket to Washington. In New York, The Jet departs to Washington from 381 11th Ave, New York, NY and no other station. In Washington, The Jet arrives at Metro Ctr - Washington DC and no other station.

    An average trip on The Jet from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 13 minutes , while the fastest available The Jet trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, The Jet offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Washington.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from £29 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of New York and Washington.

  • Washington Deluxe

    Washington Deluxe

    Washington Deluxe is committed to providing passengers safety and comfort on its routes between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Each bus features a wide range of luxury amenities such as free onboard WiFi and electrical outlets to stay well-connected. Washington Deluxe usually offers 4 bus trips from New York to Washington every day, with ticket prices as low as .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from New York 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?

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 204 miles from New York to Washington DC. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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?

Because many passengers travel from New York 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, 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 New York?

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

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 61 scheduled coaches that travel from New York to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 60 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 New York to Washington DC; ticket prices start at £23.74.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in 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 New York?

Departure stations

Coaches to Washington DC leave from 12 stations in New York.

All coach stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 417 W 34th St

  • 103 Canal St

  • 28 Allen St

  • 202-230 West 36th St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • 381 11th Ave, New York, NY

  • Hudson Yards

  • 367-417 W 34th St

  • Hudson Yards

Where does the coach arrive in Washington DC?

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Arrival stations

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

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • Union Station, Slip 29

  • Dupont Cir MA Ave

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

  • Metro Ctr - Washington DC

  • 456 19th St NW

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

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