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Hartford - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 33 intercity buses per day from Hartford to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Hartford to Washington DC usually takes around 9 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance302 mi (487 km)
Shortest duration7h 10m
Cheapest price$33.98
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Hartford to Washington

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

KEMISHA

March 17, 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very relaxing! Driver was good! Cons: The seats. Tips: Have blanket readily available to sleep, if it’s a long trip. Comfortable ride.

5.0

Nejat

December 25, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Peter Pan services were superb... Drivers very professional. Busses were timely.. Cons: Nothing much that I can see.

5.0

Theophilus

November 10, 2023- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Peaceful. Cons: All covered. Tips: Nothing.

4.0

Theodore

July 4, 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very enjoyable. Cons: Okay, nothing was observed. Tips: No.

5.0

Boitumelo

March 27, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I didn't receive my ticket pass and the driver never gave me hustles and made my travel easier and comfortable. Cons: Your service is the best, keep up the good work. Tips: Good for money.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Hartford to Washington DC cost $61.06 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30JunJun

Bus tickets from Hartford to Washington DC are expected to cost between $57 and $82 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Washington DC within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $57. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Hartford to Washington DC are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $60. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $86, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 10 days in advance to save up to $19.92.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Washington DC?

There are 3 bus lines from Hartford to Washington DC available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 23 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines 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
FlixBus US38h 32m$70.08
Greyhound79h 12m$76.01
Peter Pan Lines239h 20m$71.01
  • 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 3 trips per day from Hartford to Washington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 7 bus trips from Hartford to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 12 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $34.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Washington from $49. There are 23 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Washington. In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines departs to Washington from Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 7 other stations. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Washington takes 9 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Washington in 7 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 26 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 302 miles from Hartford to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 10 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Washington DC. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Hartford to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 33 scheduled buses that travel from Hartford 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 Hartford, CT to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $36.00.

City Information

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

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 Hartford?

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All bus stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • 419 Asylum Street (Across Union Sta)

  • Pearl and Trumbull St

  • Central Row at Old State House

  • Pearl and Ann St.

  • Pearl and Lewis St

  • Market and Talcott St

  • Asylum St. At Bushnell Park

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

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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

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

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