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Hartford - Wilmington Bus Schedule

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Other ways to get from Hartford to Wilmington

There are usually 8 daily train trips available from Hartford to Wilmington.

Bus
Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$53.49
Avg. Price
$107.08
Daily Trips
Daily Trips
5
Daily Trips
8
Duration
Duration
10h 52m
Duration
5h 15m
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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Hartford to Wilmington. Traveling by bus from Hartford to Wilmington usually takes around 10 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance205 mi (329 km)
Shortest duration7h 25m
Cheapest price$28.98
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Hartford to Wilmington?

Bus tickets for a trip from Hartford to Wilmington cost $44.17 on average. Tickets cheaper than $44.17 are an excellent bargain. 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

$75$50$25JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Hartford to Wilmington is expected to be between $40 and $71. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is August 8, 2024, when tickets are available for August 8, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $43.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Hartford to Wilmington is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $36. If you're planning to take the bus from Hartford to Wilmington during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $72. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 27 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $58.28 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Wilmington?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Hartford to Wilmington that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US114h 50m$111.49
Greyhound410h 24m$61.29
  • 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 1 trips per day from Hartford to Wilmington, 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 4 bus trips from Hartford to Wilmington every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Wilmington usually start from $29.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 205 miles from Hartford to Wilmington. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 25 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Hartford to Wilmington for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Hartford to Wilmington 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 to Wilmington; ticket prices start at $43.00.

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.

Wilmington

Wilmington is a major city in Delaware, established at the site of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The charming city, at the confluence of the Brandywine River and Christina River, offers easy connections to the lush countryside of Brandywine Valley. Thanks to the venerable du Pont family, who established the DuPont Company in Wilmington in 1802, the city is filled with grand estates and magnificent gardens for visitors to enjoy. The Hagley Museum & Library is the ultimate example. The expansive complex includes the first home of the du Pont family, powder yards from the company's initial gunpowder mill, and a Renaissance-style garden complete with terraces.

To dive deeper into the city's history, check out the Fort Christina State Park, the site of Wilmington's original Swedish settlement over 400 years ago. Other popular attractions include the Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo.

Wilmington is easy to access from most of the mid-Atlantic region and is located between Philadelphia and Washington. In 2011, the city's Amtrak train station was renamed the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station in honor of rail enthusiast Joe Biden, who often commuted via Amtrak from Wilmington to Washington during his time as a Senator. Buses from Wilmington also connect to cities like New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Since the regional Wilmington Airport does not offer civilian flights, travelers can easily take a bus to the airport in Philadelphia for any air travel out of the area.

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

Where does the bus arrive in Wilmington?

Main arrival station: Amtrak/SEPTA Station

All buses from Hartford arrive at one main station in Wilmington.

All bus stations in Wilmington:

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

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