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New Haven - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from New Haven to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from New Haven to Washington DC usually takes around 8 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance273 mi (440 km)
Shortest duration6h 5m
Cheapest price$36.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New Haven to Washington

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Elizabeth

June 29, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driver to Washington DC was really good. He knew how to navigate traffic. Cons: For this all was well. I would like a better price. Tips: Ride Peter Pan.

5.0

Sofiia

March 27, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

everything great, no surprises

How much is a bus ticket from New Haven to Washington DC?

Bus tickets for a trip from New Haven to Washington DC cost $46.23 on average. Tickets cheaper than $46.23 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

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If you're planning to travel by bus from New Haven to Washington DC in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $44 to $77. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 24, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Washington DC this week, bus tickets are available starting at $47.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from New Haven to Washington DC are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $55. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $79, 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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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 $37.71 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from New Haven to Washington DC?

There are 3 bus lines from New Haven to Washington DC available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US67h 34m$69.31
Greyhound59h 46m$75.48
Peter Pan Lines67h 4m$53.00
  • 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 6 trips per day from New Haven 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 5 bus trips from New Haven to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 46 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $40.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from New Haven to Washington from $53. There are 6 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from New Haven to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Washington. In New Haven, Peter Pan Lines departs to Washington from New Hvn Bus Station . In Washington, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New Haven to Washington takes 7 hours and 4 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Washington in 6 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 273 miles from New Haven to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 5 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday 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 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New Haven to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from New Haven to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New Haven, CT to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $47.00.

City Information

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

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 New Haven?

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Main departure station: New Hvn Bus Station

New Haven has two bus stations with service to Washington.

All bus stations in New Haven:

  • New Hvn Bus Station

  • Union Station Parking Garage

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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