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Cheapest price€0.91
Shortest Duration3h 15m
Trips per day106
bus carriers11
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Overall score for Washington DC to New York
4.4
Based on 463 reviews

Based on 59 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus 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
4.2
Barbara
5.0
3 March 2020Solo travel
Pros
We arrived 15 minutes early.. trip was smooth and quiet.
Cons
Water bottles would be nice
Anna
5.0
24 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Excellent service for the price that it had.
Cons
Waiting in line to board the bus there were no seats but elderly people waiting.
Miro
4.0
20 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Slept uninterrupted from start to finish.
Cons
The WIFI has a speed of 0.01 Mbps. It is virtually non-existent.
Sabrina
5.0
8 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was so lovely and helpful! Bus was clean and outlets worked. I really enjoyed riding bolt bus!
Amy
5.0
18 January 2020Vacation
Pros
Great driver! Engaged with the passengers and fit us there early.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
There were boarding zones in the tickets, I didn't know and had to find them - it was easy, just unexpected.

Based on 42 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
3.9
Staff
4.2
Value
3.9
Condition
4.5
Ginevra
5.0
2 March 2020Solo travel
Pros
The driver was really nice and efficient we got there safely and quickly and smoothly. It was very easy.
Cons
I thought all was great! I didn't try the wifi.
Tips
maybe bring snacks but otherwise you get a bottle of water there and theres an outlet for your phone and its a smooth ride.
Nancy
5.0
26 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
The trip was very easy. I felt safe and the bus was very clean
Ryah
5.0
22 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
How smooth everything went!
Cons
Less crowding.
Tips
Be on time.
Jasmi
4.0
17 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
Affordable, fast and on time
Cons
Space.
Austin
5.0
18 February 2020Couples trip
Pros
I was able to read or sleep the whole way home and it was comfy.
Cons
There was an annoying passenger in the front.

Based on 39 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.1
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Pacita
4.0
17 February 2020Vacation
Pros
The driver drove carefully and briefed us about the trip.
Cons
Our ride was late by 30 minutes. Can you be prompt?
Tips
Pack something to eat because the bus did not make a stop over.
Patrick
4.0
23 January 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The bus left the station on time and the drive as comfortable
Cons
n/a
Tips
n/a
Sarah
5.0
16 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Bus was nicer than expected and proceeded smoothly through the schedule.
Cons
The communication could be better while waiting in line for the bus. I wasn't sure I was in the right line until I asked a fellow passenger.
Tips
Be grateful for the comfortable, easy, cheap ride. It really is a bargain for what you're getting.
Daniela
5.0
2 November 2019Vacation
Pros
Bus was scheduled to depart at 2:25 am, the bus closed the door and started the trip at exactly 2:25 am
Cons
Staff attention
Tips
-
Evan
4.0
20 November 2019Business
Pros
Quick stopover in Delaware, fairly quiet trip, mostly people sleeping. After we took on passengers at Newark, we had one Very Important Business Person who felt the need to loudly wheel and deal with various people on the phone the rest of the trip.
Cons
Felt like slightly less legroom than I'm used to on these busses; not sure if that's my imagination or not, but I don't normally feel as cramped.
Tips
Use the restroom before you go, be ready for wildly varying temperatures in the bus (layers are your friend, peel any you might not want off prior to seating), and hope you don't get any loud phone conversation people. Noise-cancelling headphones/earbuds would've been n...More

Based on 35 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Go Buses report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 55 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.4
Value
4.1
Condition
4.4
Kathryn
5.0
7 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Quick pick up at first stop, efficient
Cons
Seat footrests broken, very cold bus (could hear the wind coming in through vents)
Tips
Be on time for the bus! It does not dally at the stop
Darrell
5.0
1 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
Got to sit next to fine sister
Cons
Everything cool driver definitely professional handle bus perfect.
Gerardo
5.0
27 December 2019Vacation
Pros
Bus ride was smooth and on time
Cons
N/a
Vasanth
5.0
26 December 2019Vacation
Tips
Wifi stopped working suddenly during the journey
Rafael
4.0
27 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Good trip just got delayed for 30 mins

Based on 107 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.2
Value
3.9
Condition
4.3
Phoebe
4.0
23 January 2020Business
Pros
It was very comfortable
Cons
Cant think of anything at the moment. You are on point for the most part.
Tips
Please try this ride .you wi ll not regret
Brock
4.0
19 January 2020
Pros
Your drivers are very competent and made us feel safe while driving!
Cons
Didn’t like the talking on the phone and snoring if other passengers... but you can’t control that! Lol I felt every single bump...whew!
Tips
Please don’t talk on phone at mixnofir an extended period of time... people sleep during this time.
Michael
5.0
14 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
Everything was as expected
Cons
had no issues to improve
Tamina
5.0
17 January 2020Vacation
Tips
Book early for best rates
Chesley
5.0
16 January 2020
Pros
Excellent, friendly bus driver.

Based on 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.2
Value
3.8
Condition
4.5
Naima
4.0
22 February 2020Vacation
Pros
Bus was on time
Cons
Seats are not comfortable.
Tips
No
Tyra
5.0
14 February 2020Vacation
Pros
it was fun and it was a lot of things to do
Cons
nothing really
Tips
nope
Jorge
5.0
23 January 2020Vacation
Pros
Spend time to be in the road.
Cons
Perhaps the toilet???
Tips
Bring your snacks !!!
Luisa Fernanda
5.0
17 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was on time and the bus smelled good,
Cons
nothing
Tips
no
Elizabeth
5.0
20 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Very cheap. Bus was clean and arrived and left on time.
Cons
Perhaps the check-in process could have ben a little more streamlined.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BestBus Prime report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Rachel
5.0
30 June 2019Vacation
Pros
No more to add
Cons
The length of the trip was posted as 3 hrs and 15 minutes. That was ridiculous. Impossible to get from DC to NYC in that time. We arrived in just under 4 hours. Shouldn’t Best Bus offer a credit for this untimely service?
Tips
Don’t take this bus if you need to get to NYC At or before the time posted.

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 43 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.1
Value
4.2
Condition
4.2
Nicola
3.0
16 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
The driver spoke 2 times. In DC he said NYC and at the rest stop he said 10 minutes nothing more. The bus was listed as direct and it stopped 2 times
Cons
Communication , outlet plugs
Tips
Be ontime
Toqa
5.0
30 December 2019Couples trip
Pros
The bus was in good condition and it dropped us off in a good place in NY
Cons
We stayed in a rest stop and waited there for around 30 minutes which was way too long, and we arrived an hour later than planned
Vanessa
4.0
21 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
The trip was good and I liked the punctuality.
Cons
There isn’t WiFi!
Kelly
4.0
12 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Easy process.
Cons
A little slow; tough with traffic.
Tips
Great ride for the price!
Melissa
5.0
2 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Friendly driver

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Eastern Bus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 45 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.2
Staff
2.8
Value
4.0
Condition
3.8
David
4.0
21 June 2019Visiting family
Tips
Eastern Bus has been bought by FlixBus. Book with FlixBus as it is a bit confusing with an Eastern Ticket (they accept them but can’t look them up or edit the reservation at all)
Sanket
5.0
15 June 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Electrical outlets were not provided even though it is advertised.
Ian
4.0
28 May 2019Visiting family
Pros
- The WiFi connection worked well.
Cons
- The toilet could be cleaner and with less odour.
Agathe
1.0
31 May 2019Solo travel
Pros
hmm nothing
Cons
everything, especially the punctuality
Cameron
5.0
10 June 2019Solo travel
Pros
outlets, wifi, no stops

Based on 104 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 72 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.2
Condition
4.6
Kenya
5.0
8 March 2020Vacation
Pros
The bus was very clean, the staff was very friendly, and they even let you know what stops will be made during the ride. They offer water, there's trash bags on the bus, and wifi.
Cons
The wifi works but its just extremely slow. So slow that it seems like it did not really connect. Other than that, there were no issues with the ride.
Tips
N/A
Valerie
5.0
17 February 2020Couples trip
Pros
BUS WAS AMAZING FOR SUCH A GOOD PRICE.
Cons
THE SEATS!!!!
Tips
I WOULD DEFINITELY LOOK INTO UPDATING THE SEATS.
Valeriya
5.0
16 February 2020Business
Pros
Clean and timely
Cons
Tables at the backs of seats would be appreciated
Nyirah
5.0
29 January 2020Business
Pros
I liked that we arrived early! That is rare! I loved the complimentary waters. The female driver gave good directions before we left Washington. I also like that she announced that we were approaching Penn Station so I could gather my belongings. I enjoyed my trip
Cons
WiFi
Tips
Arrive a few minutes early
Jeico
5.0
17 January 2020Vacation
Pros
Servicio excelente

Based on 19 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Washington Deluxe report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 72 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.4
Staff
4.1
Value
3.8
Condition
4.5
Nicole
4.0
1 December 2019Vacation
Pros
Still made good time even with the Thanksgiving weekend traffic
Cons
None of the charging outlets worked
Minhthu
5.0
25 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
Late return so no traffic ! Bus arrived 30 min early ! Great driver
Elizabeth
5.0
12 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Easy to book, once on the road the schedule was kept
Cons
n/a
Tips
n/a
Ayako
4.0
12 September 2019Visiting friends
Pros
safe driving
Cons
curtain on windows could be added.
Radley
5.0
7 July 2019Solo travel
Pros
I like that it arrives on time.
Cons
The seats are too small You can not even relax your legs for a second I got cramped.
Tips
Not but

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to take the coach from DC to New York City or drive there yourself?

Yes, you’ll save money if you take a coach from D.C. to New York instead of driving your own vehicle. The average price for a coach ticket is $15.71, with some carriers such as BoltBus and Megabus offering deals as cheap as $1. Driving your own car, you’ll pay more than $100. Here’s how the costs break down.

Along the more than 200-mile stretch to New York City, if you drive you’ll pay:

  • Between $35 and $52 in tolls (with prices varying based on whether you have a tag transponder or pay cash).
  • The cost of parking, which often runs around $50 for an overnight spot.
  • Plus the price of gas
  • In total you’re looking at well over $100 of vehicle-related expenses, plus the added stress of driving in one of the world’s most congested cities.

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Washington D.C. to New York were €14.43.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from Washington D.C. to New York is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 23 days out, tickets are on average €5.49 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Washington DC to New York?

The distance between Washington DC and New York is approximately 203.67 miles, or 327.69 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Washington D.C. to New York?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Washington D.C. to New York by bus is on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Thursday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to New York?

On average there are 106 bus trips per day. Megabus has the most options for departures from Washington D.C. to New York, with an average of 32.016 trips per day and 496.25 monthly trips. 11 bus carriers currently travel from Washington D.C. to New York. Of the 106 trips there are 100 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Washington DC to New York start at €49.80.

11 carriers offer Washington DC to New York bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Washington D.C. to New York from €0.92. There are 13.55 BoltBus schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €16.93 for a BoltBus ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., BoltBus departs to New York from Union Station and 1 other station. In New York, BoltBus arrives at 11th Avenue and 36th Street and 1 other station.

An average trip on BoltBus from Washington D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 17.111111 trips per day and you could expect to pay €18.77 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 19m
Avg. Price
€16.93

BestBus

Book BestBus from Washington D.C. to New York from €15.68. There are 8.366667 BestBus schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €19.45 for a BestBus ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., BestBus departs to New York from Dupont Cir MA Ave 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 D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available BestBus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, BestBus offers 11.222222 trips per day and you could expect to pay €19.48 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 15m
Avg. Price
€19.45

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Washington D.C. to New York from €9.22. There are 26.15 Greyhound schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €17.08 for a Greyhound ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., Greyhound departs to New York from Union Station and no other station. In New York, Greyhound arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Washington D.C. to New York takes 5 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 27.111111 trips per day and you could expect to pay €21.68 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
5h 20m
Avg. Price
€17.08

Go Buses

Book Go Buses from Washington D.C. to New York from €8.30. There are 6.076923 Go Buses schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €17.79 for a Go Buses ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., Go Buses departs to New York from Market Park - 801 Pennsylvania Ave SE btwn 8th St SE & D St SE and 1 other station. In New York, Go Buses arrives at W 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St and no other station.

An average trip on Go Buses from Washington D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available Go Buses trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Go Buses offers 6.111111 trips per day and you could expect to pay €16.59 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 6m
Avg. Price
€17.79

Megabus

Book Megabus from Washington D.C. to New York from €0.92. There are 32.016129 Megabus schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €16.57 for a Megabus ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., Megabus departs to New York from Union Station and no other station. In New York, Megabus arrives at 7th Ave and W 27th St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Washington D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 32.842105 trips per day and you could expect to pay €19.74 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 35m
Avg. Price
€16.57

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Washington D.C. to New York from €0.91. There are 9.807018 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €19.70 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from Union Station and no other station. In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and no other station.

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Washington D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 36 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 11.5 trips per day and you could expect to pay €22.17 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 36m
Avg. Price
€19.70

BestBus Prime

Book BestBus Prime from Washington D.C. to New York from €32.28. There are 2 BestBus Prime schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €33.87 for a BestBus Prime ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., 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 D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 14 minutes, while the fastest available BestBus Prime trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, BestBus Prime offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay €33.67 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 14m
Avg. Price
€33.87

CoachRun

Book CoachRun from Washington D.C. to New York from €5.07. There are 4 CoachRun schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €10.40 for a CoachRun ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., CoachRun departs to New York from Madame Tussauds Museum - 650 10th St NW and no other station. In New York, CoachRun arrives at 201 W 37th St and 1 other station.

An average trip on CoachRun from Washington D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, CoachRun offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay €10.41 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 45m
Avg. Price
€10.40

OurBus

Book OurBus from Washington D.C. to New York from €4.61. There are 4.15 OurBus schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €14.95 for a OurBus ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., OurBus departs to New York from Union Station and 1 other station. In New York, OurBus arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on OurBus from Washington D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 6.055556 trips per day and you could expect to pay €14.66 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 27m
Avg. Price
€14.95

Washington Deluxe LUX

Book Washington Deluxe LUX from Washington D.C. to New York from €27.67. There are 2 Washington Deluxe LUX schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €34.78 for a Washington Deluxe LUX ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., Washington Deluxe LUX departs to New York from Dupont Cir CT Ave and 1 other station. In New York, Washington Deluxe LUX arrives at 202-230 West 36th St and no other station.

An average trip on Washington Deluxe LUX from Washington D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 29 minutes, while the fastest available Washington Deluxe LUX trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Washington Deluxe LUX offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay €34.74 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 29m
Avg. Price
€34.78

Washington Deluxe

Book Washington Deluxe from Washington D.C. to New York from €21.21. There are 6.5 Washington Deluxe schedules from Washington D.C. to New York and you can expect on average to pay €23.59 for a Washington Deluxe ticket to New York. In Washington D.C., Washington Deluxe departs to New York from Union Station and 1 other station. In New York, Washington Deluxe arrives at 202-230 West 36th St and no other station.

An average trip on Washington Deluxe from Washington D.C. to New York takes 4 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Washington Deluxe trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Washington Deluxe offers 9 trips per day and you could expect to pay €24.73 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 30m
Avg. Price
€23.59

Plan your next adventure

There are 7 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to New York will depart from these stations in Washington D.C.:
  • Union Station
  • Dupont Cir CT Ave
  • Dupont Cir MA Ave
  • Madame Tussauds Museum - 650 10th St NW
  • Market Park - 801 Pennsylvania Ave SE btwn 8th St SE & D St SE
  • l'Enfant Plaza
  • Union Station, Slip 14
Buses arrive in New York at 12 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York for trips arriving from Washington D.C.:
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 7th Ave and W 27th St
  • 11th Avenue and 36th Street
  • 417 W 34th St
  • 202-230 West 36th St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • W 34th St and 11th Ave
  • W 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St
  • 6th Ave btwn Grand and Watts
  • 368 Park Ave S
  • 47 Chrystie St
  • 201 W 37th St

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