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San Jose to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$158.00
Shortest Duration70h 45m
Trips per day4
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How to book cheap bus tickets from San Jose to Washington DC

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from San Jose to Washington D.C. is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from San Jose to Washington D.C. were $188.60. By booking 16 days out, tickets are on average $79.64 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from San Jose to Washington DC?

The distance between San Jose and Washington DC is approximately 2416.81 miles, or 3888.49 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 73 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 70 hours and 45 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 San Jose to Washington D.C.?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Jose to Washington DC by bus is usually on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from San Jose to Washington DC has the most daily schedules

On average there are 4 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from San Jose to Washington DC, with an average of 4 trips per day and 18 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from San Jose to Washington D.C.. Of the 4 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from San Jose to Washington DC starts at $260.00.

1 carriers offer San Jose to Washington DC bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Jose to Washington D.C. from $158.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Greyhound from San Jose to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $218.81 for a Greyhound ticket to Washington D.C.. In San Jose, Greyhound departs to Washington D.C. from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, In Washington D.C., Greyhound arrives at Union Station and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Jose to Washington D.C. takes 73 hours and 41 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Washington D.C. in 70 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $264.81 for a weekend trip to Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3d 1h 41m
Avg. Price
$218.81

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from San Jose. Most bus trips to Washington D.C. will depart from:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
Bus trips arrive in Washington D.C. at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Washington D.C. for trips arriving from San Jose:
  • Union Station
  • Dupont Cir CT Ave