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Journey Information

There are 63 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to New York. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance204 mi (328 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price€14.16
Trips per day61
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines10

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington to New York

(Based on 659 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Jena

16 May 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very timely. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Book early.

Pros: Very timely. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Book early.

4.0

Anna-Liisa

8 May 2022- Regular commuter

OurBus

Pros: Water bottles offered. Cons: Accessibility to outlets and Wifi.

Pros: Water bottles offered. Cons: Accessibility to outlets and Wifi.

5.0

Joseph

5 May 2022- Visiting family

BestBus

Pros: Great comfort, pleasant bus driver, clean surroundings. Cons: You have got everything covered Thanks for your fantastic service! Tips: Go BESTBUS!

Pros: Great comfort, pleasant bus driver, clean surroundings. Cons: You have got everything covered Thanks for your fantastic service! Tips: Go BESTBUS!

4.0

Emily

2 May 2022- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Although we left late we still seemed to arrive on time. I did not check if Wi-Fi worked. Cons: There were issues with the seats in the back. It seemed they had previously (on another day) been used for handicap seating but were not put back and driver did not kn...

Pros: Although we left late we still seemed to arrive on time. I did not check if Wi-Fi worked. Cons: There were issues with the seats in the back. It seemed they had previously (on another day) been used for handicap seating but were not put back and driver did not know until that morning when passengers were headed to the back to sit and started asking him for help.

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5.0

kellci

28 April 2022- Vacation

OurBus

Pros: I enjoyed the complimentary water and that my trip was on time. Cons: Seats could be more comfortable and bathrooms need to be improved. The latch to one of the bathrooms was not working so you had to use one hand to pull the door shut while simultaneously trying...

Pros: I enjoyed the complimentary water and that my trip was on time. Cons: Seats could be more comfortable and bathrooms need to be improved. The latch to one of the bathrooms was not working so you had to use one hand to pull the door shut while simultaneously trying to use the restroom. In addition one of the restrooms was missing hand sanitizer. Tips: Travelers should be prepared to have a full bus.

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

Typically €28.35 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to New York. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Washington DC to New York. 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

€42€28€14MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to New York is expected to range from €25 to €40. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €25 and can be found on 7 June 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to New York in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €33 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

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €8.41 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to New York?

There are 10 bus lines from Washington DC to New York available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 20 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BestBus34h 11m€35.92
BestBus Prime14h 11m€47.91
FlixBus US204h 42m€27.91
Greyhound136h 5m€39.39
OurBus54h 10m€32.05
PandaNY Bus44h 11m€47.20
Peter Pan Lines74h 39m€43.77
The Jet34h 10m€127.82
Wanda Coach64h 16m€38.05
Washington Deluxe54h 28m€34.83
  • BestBus

    BestBus

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

    An average trip on BestBus from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 11 minutes , while the fastest available BestBus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, BestBus offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

  • BestBus Prime

    BestBus Prime

    Book BestBus Prime from Washington to New York from €42. There are 1 BestBus Prime schedules from Washington to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a BestBus Prime ticket to New York. In Washington, BestBus Prime departs to New York from Dupont Cir MA Ave and 1 other station. In New York, BestBus Prime arrives at 417 W 34th St and no other station.

    An average trip on BestBus Prime from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 11 minutes , while the fastest available BestBus Prime trip will get you to New York 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 trip to New York.

  • 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 Washington to New York, 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 13 bus trips from Washington to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York 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 €14, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Washington to New York 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 Washington to New York, with prices starting from €47.

  • 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 8 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Washington and New York, offering bus tickets as low as €37.
  • The Jet

    The Jet

    Book The Jet from Washington to New York from €93. There are 3 The Jet schedules from Washington to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a The Jet ticket to New York. In Washington, The Jet departs to New York from Metro Ctr - Washington DC and no other station. In New York, The Jet arrives at 381 11th Ave, New York, NY and no other station.

    An average trip on The Jet from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available The Jet trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, The Jet offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 6 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from €33 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 Washington and New York.

  • 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 5 bus trips from Washington to New York every day, with ticket prices as low as .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 328 kilometers from Washington DC to New York. However, the fastest bus 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 bus 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 bus?

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to New York at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. 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 bus 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 buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 63 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 61 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to New York; ticket prices start at €27.38.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

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Departure 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.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • Dupont Cir MA Ave

  • Union Station, Slip 29

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

  • Metro Ctr - Washington DC

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

  • 456 19th St NW

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

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