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New York-Washington DC Bus Timetable

Bus
US$38.00
07:00
Port Authority Bus Station
11:35
Union Station
PPL
4.2stars
0 transfers
Bus
US$40.00
07:00
Port Authority Bus Station
11:05
Silver Spring Transit Center
PPL
4.2stars
0 transfers
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Bus
US$38.99
10:00
417 W 34th St
14:30
Dupont Cir MA Ave
BST
4.4stars
0 transfers
Bus
US$38.99
10:00
417 W 34th St
14:00
Union Station
BST
4.4stars
0 transfers
Bus
US$39.00
10:00
202-230 West 36th St
14:15
Union Station
WDX
4.1stars
0 transfers
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Journey Information

New York to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$16.00
Shortest duration3h 45m
Trips per day29
Bus lines7

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$34.53 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$34.53 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 bus 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$2.63 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 204 miles (328 kilometers) from New York, NY to Washington, DC. 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 bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from New York to Washington DC 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 New York?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all buses from New York to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 29 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 30 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 New York to Washington DC; ticket prices start at US$29.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Washington DC?

There are 7 bus lines from New York, New York to Washington, District of Columbia. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound 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
BestBus24h 12mUS$36.06
Greyhound76h 2mUS$38.46
OurBus34h 4mUS$37.11
PandaNY Bus44h 5mUS$35.00
Peter Pan Lines44h 34mUS$38.99
Wanda Coach44h 2mUS$30.00
Washington Deluxe54h 20mUS$39.00

Book BestBus from New York to Washington from US$30. There are 2 BestBus schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay US$36 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 12 minutes, while the fastest available BestBus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, BestBus offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$37 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Book Greyhound from New York to Washington from US$35. There are 7 Greyhound schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay US$38 for a Greyhound ticket to Washington. In New York, Greyhound departs to Washington from Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. In Washington, Greyhound arrives at Union Station and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Washington takes 6 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$41 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Book OurBus from New York to Washington from US$16. There are 3 OurBus schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay US$37 for a OurBus ticket to Washington. In New York, OurBus departs to Washington from 417 W 34th St and 2 other stations. In Washington, OurBus arrives at Union Station, Slip 29 and 1 other station. An average trip on OurBus from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 4 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, OurBus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$36 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Book PandaNY Bus from New York to Washington from US$35. There are 4 PandaNY Bus schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay US$35 for a PandaNY Bus ticket to Washington. In New York, PandaNY Bus departs to Washington from 19 Allen St and no other station. In Washington, PandaNY Bus arrives at 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and no other station. An average trip on PandaNY Bus from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available PandaNY Bus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, PandaNY Bus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$35 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Washington from US$28. There are 4 Peter Pan Lines schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay US$39 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Washington. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Washington from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station and no other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$41 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Book Wanda Coach from New York to Washington from US$30. There are 4 Wanda Coach schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay US$30 for a Wanda Coach ticket to Washington. In New York, Wanda Coach departs to Washington from 103 Canal St and no other station. In Washington, Wanda Coach arrives at 3355 Benning Rd NE and no other station. An average trip on Wanda Coach from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Wanda Coach trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$30 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Book Washington Deluxe from New York to Washington from US$39. There are 5 Washington Deluxe schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay US$39 for a Washington Deluxe ticket to Washington. In New York, Washington Deluxe departs to Washington from 202-230 West 36th St and no other station. In Washington, Washington Deluxe arrives at Union Station and 1 other station. An average trip on Washington Deluxe from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available Washington Deluxe trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Washington Deluxe offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$39 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Price trends for buses 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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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Washington, DC

(Based on 456 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Amadou

8 April 2021 - Business

Peter Pan Lines

Driver should make sure passengers were their mask.Driver should make sure passengers were their mask.

5.0

Tracie

8 April 2021 - Regular commuter

BestBus

Pros: Getting there safely. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be safe and on time. Pros: Getting there safely. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be safe and on time.

5.0

Sara

6 April 2021 - Visiting friends

BestBus

About good driver on time About good driver on time

5.0

David

5 April 2021 - Solo travel

BestBus

Driver was great, arrived early as wellDriver was great, arrived early as well

4.0

Prayag

28 March 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: No major issues. Cons: The alignment of the bus was poor. The bus kept swirling left and right in the lane which made me feel a little dizzy. Pros: No major issues. Cons: The alignment of the bus was poor. The bus kept swirling left and right in the lane which made me feel a little dizzy.

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