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Journey Information

New York to Washington DC coach - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$8.99
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day28
Coach lines6

New York to Washington DC Route Map

New York Washington

Frequently Asked Questions

How does taking the coach compare to taking a train or a flight from New York to DC?

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to get from New York to Washington, D.C., but it will take a bit longer than other forms of transportation. Bus tickets usually cost about $20, and the trip generally lasts 4 to 5 hours.

A nonstop, one-way ticket for a flight from New York to DC takes about 1 hour 20 minutes and has an average cost of $124. It’s generally recommended that you arrive at JFK airport 2 hours before your domestic flight, which will bump up the total time to 3 hours 20 minutes. Additional baggage fees vary by airline.

A train from NYC to DC usually takes 3 to 3.5 hours, and you can expect to pay between $90 and $190 for your ticket.

Is it safe to travel by coach from New York to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$31.71 was the low point for coach fares from New York to Washington. Coaches from Washington DC to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$31.71 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$7.62 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 204 miles (328 kilometers) from New York, NY to Washington, DC. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours, In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the coach.

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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave New York?

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. 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 28 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 27 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 US$29.00.

What coach companies travel from New York to Washington DC?

There are 6 coach lines from New York, New York to Washington, District of Columbia. With 9 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
BestBus64h 13mUS$35.73
Greyhound95h 24mUS$41.71
Martz24h 28mUS$35.00
OurBus44h 6mUS$35.18
Peter Pan Lines34h 35mUS$37.72
Washington Deluxe74h 21mUS$27.15

Where does the coach leave from in New York?

Coaches to Washington DC leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 7 most popular coach stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 417 W 34th St
  • 202-230 West 36th St
  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St
  • 375 W 42nd St

Where does the coach arrive in Washington DC?

Coaches arrive in Washington DC at 7 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station
  • Union Station, Slip 29
  • Dupont Cir MA Ave
  • Dupont Cir CT Ave
  • Union Station
  • Stadium-Armory + Bus Bay H
  • Metro Center 11th St NW (b/w F & G St)

Price trends for coaches from New York to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

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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 coaches from New York, NY to Washington, DC
4.6
Based on 385 ratings and reviews

Based on 57 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BestBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 76 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.6
Value
4.2
Condition
4.6
Helen
5.0
26 July 2020Solo travel
Pros
Left on time and arrived earlier than expected. Working AC that wasn't too cold.
Cons
Outlet at my first seat didn't work. My second seat smelled slightly like a sanitized bathroom.
Eliud
5.0
3 August 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Going to see the White House 🙌
Cons
Lower the bus when passengers exit
Tips
Keep doing what ya'll doing
Franklyn
5.0
31 July 2020Solo travel
Pros
WiFi on the bus.
Cons
N/A
Tips
Bring snacks
Eyob
5.0
13 July 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The bus was very clean and the staff was very friendly. I will recommend to all my friends and family
Cons
I battery was dead and couldn’t find out let to charge my phone.
Tips
Israel
5.0
28 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Great Experience. Will never go back toGreyhound
Tips
Great Customer Service

Based on 50 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 59 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.1
Rashida
4.0
24 June 2020Solo travel
Cons
Stop waking people up at rest stops to get off
Evelyne
5.0
3 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Love Washington D.C. , and Greyhound Buses is a great bus company!
Janet
4.0
29 January 2020Regular commuter
Pros
I was able to relax. The ride was comfortable
Cons
No wifi service was available. No entertainment was available through the app or internet.
Cindy
5.0
23 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
The trip was great and the driver was extremely friendly. We arrived even before scheduled!
Cons
Not much pretty much perfect trip
Tips
Look at ETA to see if there is any stops and try to chose pickup and drop off in familiar locations.
Joseph
5.0
20 January 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Very friendly staff, very easy and well communicated boarding process, on time and left me with a good attitude knowing I was well cared for. Would definitely recommend!
Cons
Electrical outlet was loose, my phone charger wouldn't stay plugged in. Small things like these can be touched up, but I wouldn't say it was a deal breaker.
Tips
Fully charge all of your devices before heading out! You can't be sure on any bus from any company that the outlets will work. Other than that, enjoy your ride with a friendly and timely staff.

Based on 25 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Go Buses report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 30 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.4
Value
4.2
Condition
4.5
Monica
5.0
9 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The ride was very convenient and very smooth... very affordable. No upsets... easy-peasy! Thank you. I will do it again next month! :)
Cons
At 30th street, maybe a over-hang? it's been raining a lot lately. And the wind in NYC is piercing to say the least. My pone went dead and there was no place for me to PLUG IN.
Tips
First stop EASTERN MARKET!!!
Deep
4.0
9 February 2020Business
Pros
The staff was friendly, the bus was clean, and the temperature on the bus was perfect.
Cons
I have driven into D.C. before and know that that traffic is always there. The website should be more honest about how bad traffic could get. Also, the bus should get wifi since that is such a long ride and people could be doing work on the bus.
Tips
Always add an hour to your trip.
Shan Yik
4.0
1 January 2020Couples trip
Pros
The bus was punctual and was driven safely. The bus driver made sure we are aware of the stops. Overall gods value for money!
Cons
The bus could have been cleaner, especially the cup holders. The seat, while spacious, could have been more comfortable. WiFi onboard would have been much appreciated too.
Joel
4.0
28 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
front seat / water available!!
Noreen
4.0
27 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I liked how they were friendy , I arrived 9:01 after going in cirucles of the neighborhood trying to find the departure NYC location West 30th Street looking for green Go Bus. it was difficult locatinh th Go Bus (green) for the 9 am Friday 27th December first time us...More
Cons
instructions for departure location as above explained . For the price I wasn't surprised there was no wifi but others might require that ie to communicate with their destination etc.
Tips
try to bring earphones incase there is noise, not everyone likes to chat with their neighbor or respond to their neighbor.

Based on 73 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 55 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.1
Value
4.3
Condition
4.4
Doreen
5.0
12 March 2020Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable seating Timeliness of departure from nyc and arrival in dc
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Less people on bottom level
Brian
5.0
28 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
Efficiency and the one stop
Cons
More comfortable seats Not so packed booking
Tips
Arrive 15 mins before
Bon
4.0
10 February 2020Business
Cons
Get WiFi to work.
Susie
4.0
31 December 2019Couples trip
Cons
The waiting outside waiting for the bus was a little scattered; the lines were not clear.
Jamese
4.0
29 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
Travel time
Cons
WiFi / entertainment services that actually work
Tips
N/A

Based on 34 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.1
Erika
5.0
28 August 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Arrived early Nice bus driver
Cons
Leg room Less people on buses during pandemic Provide wipes to sanitize seating area, such as cup holder, arm rest, window still
Tips
Bring your own wipes to sanitize seating area, such as cup holder, arm rest, window still
Eva
5.0
26 June 2020Visiting family
Pros
Driver was awesome and enforced the mask-wearing policy with a rider who kept taking his mask off to make loud phone calls.
Cons
I recognize that prices are probably high because of covid, but I felt that $43 was too expensive for a bus. Typically prices are more like $20.
Philippe
5.0
29 January 2020Business
Pros
N/A
Cons
N/A
Roshan
5.0
24 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
Smooth ride got to the destination on time.
Cons
Better headrests
Tips
Bring one of those neck pillows that people usually take on planes, it will make your trip so much more comfortable.
Kenneth
5.0
16 January 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The price. Lol.
Cons
So far so good

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.1
Value
4.7
Condition
4.2
Y
5.0
29 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
i am really satisfied with my trip to DC with coachrun. the bus was expectedly cheap with great service, the driver greeted me friendly and helped me put the luggage. the wifi speed was fast. the bus was new and conformatble. overal its a really nice experience.
Cons
everything is great
Tips
will definitely recommend coachrun to my friends
Corey
4.0
15 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
You could charge your phone
Tips
Comfortable ride and great value
Mason
4.0
2 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
I liked how spacious and relatively clean the bus was. There are outlets which is a bonus.
Cons
Due to an accident, the bus was an hour and 30 minutes late. Unfortunate.
Tips
To be safe, make sure you book an earlier time to arrive in case if there’s an accident.
Nancy
4.0
18 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
Bus stop close to Penn and easy
Cons
Better marking of bus stops
Mahniqah
4.0
10 January 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Good for the money, driver knew where he was going.
Cons
The bus was like 30 mins late to the pick up location. When I first got on the bus it was freezing. I don't think the driver turned on the heat until an hour into the trip.
Tips
Make sure you pack an extra coat or blanket because the bus was cold and there were no plugs.

Based on 108 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 68 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.4
Value
4.3
Condition
4.6
Nancy
4.0
1 August 2020Visiting family
Cons
Being a bit more assertive regarding phone conversation. There was a customer sitting behind me speaking on the phone for 2 hours and although I had my headphones on and music high still heard him.
Karoleen
5.0
16 March 2020Business
Pros
Very efficient and reached 30 mins early..
Cons
Nothing so far
Tips
Go wanderu..and portal ffg or charging electronics
Rajat
5.0
25 February 2020Business
Pros
It was comfortable and smooth.
Cons
Nothing comes to mind.
Emerson
5.0
18 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
The driver was a great driver. Wonderful personality and took us to our destination safely and on time.
Kathleen
5.0
7 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
For the price it was a no brainer!

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Washington Deluxe LUX report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.5
Value
3.5
Condition
5.0
Justine
5.0
23 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
I liked the extra space and the wood panel floors.

Based on 25 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Washington Deluxe report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 68 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.8
Elizabeth
4.0
15 February 2020Couples trip
Pros
Allowed me to read and play on my phone instead of focus on driving.
Gabriel
5.0
5 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
All well
Cons
All well
Tips
No tips
Julian
5.0
23 December 2019Vacation
Pros
excellent service
Tips
arrive 15 minutes in advanced. First come, first serve
Ivana
4.0
24 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
On time
Cons
Wider seats
Tips
No
Reginald
5.0
22 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Washington Deluxe is a great value for the trip and very relaxing once you're settled in.
Cons
The WiFi is almost non-existent and that should not come as a surprise.
Tips
Definitely do these things: 1. Make sure you have your chargers out and ready to plug. 2. Use the restroom either before you board or depart. 3. Don't be a jerk by placing your bags on the seat next to you. If you only brought one seat, be considerate and leave it ope...More

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