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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Toronto to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Toronto to Washington DC usually takes around 19 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 18 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance350 mi (563 km)
Shortest duration18h 15m
Cheapest price$114.00
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Toronto to Washington

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Atulugamage Dona

December 29, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

My first bus trip,& l enjoyed the trip.y

My first bus trip,& l enjoyed the trip.y

5.0

Virginia

June 15, 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: Nice and enjoy the time with my friends. Cons: The seat have to be in linen...many time I was falling down. Tips: It's really nice the view!!!

Pros: Nice and enjoy the time with my friends. Cons: The seat have to be in linen...many time I was falling down. Tips: It's really nice the view!!!

3.0

Yolande

June 11, 2019

Megabus

It would make the seating position more comfortable if there was foot rest at the back if the seat in the front.

It would make the seating position more comfortable if there was foot rest at the back if the seat in the front.

How much is a bus ticket from Toronto to Washington DC?

$118.17 is the average price of a bus ticket from Toronto to Washington DC. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. 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

$150$100$50AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Toronto to Washington DC is expected to range from $115 to $146. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $118. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $115 and can be found on August 24, 2022.

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $35.65 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Toronto to Washington DC?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Toronto to Washington DC. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound319h 31m$127.93
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 3 bus trips from Toronto to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 19 hours and 31 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $114.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Toronto 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Toronto to Washington?

The bus takes an average of 19 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 350 miles from Toronto to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 18 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Washington DC at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Toronto?

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Toronto to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Toronto to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Toronto to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $183.00.

City Information

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

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, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

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 bus leave from in Toronto?

Main departure station: Union Station Bus Terminal

Most buses depart from the main station in Toronto.

All bus stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main arrival station: Union Station

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

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