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Journey Information

There are 91 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to New York. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest BestBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance204 mi (328 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$5.74
Trips per day88
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines12

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Washington to New York

(Based on 1295 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Maggie

April 5, 2024- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: The bus was clean and quiet, the staff was helpful and kind despite the delay. Cons: Clarity about which seats are reserved and which are not. Tips: Bring headphones for the ride.

5.0

curtis

April 5, 2024- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: I liked the scenic view on the way to New York. Although the ride itself could be improved in terms of cleanliness, level of noise, and bus staff interactions, it was not all that bad as the views made up for it. Cons: Mentioned in previous question about the cleanliness, level of noise, and interactions with bus staff.

5.0

Cashton

April 2, 2024- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: 24/7 access to travel. Cons: Comfort for sleeping on overnight buses, chairs are a bit stiff and tight. Tips: Be prepared for other people to get on the bus; you may be displaced once other travelers join if you get to comfortable.

5.0

Ryan

April 1, 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I liked the ability to be alone with my thoughts during the rain which covered new england that morning. Cons: They should make a sleeper cabin where they inject you with propofol so there is no memory of travel at all. A form of time travel. Tips: Just watch out for Susan. She's spicy.

5.0

Udayaditya

March 31, 2024- Visiting friends

BestBus

The bathroom was too smelly

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Washington DC to New York cost $24.38 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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

$45$30$15AprMay

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Washington DC to New York is expected to be between $21 and $31. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is May 7, 2024, when tickets are available for May 7, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $22.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Washington DC to New York is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $31. If you're planning to take the bus from Washington DC to New York during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $42. 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 28 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $30.80 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to New York?

There are 12 bus lines from Washington DC to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 32 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
BestBus34h 11m$40.99
BestBus Prime14h 12m$52.94
CoachRun14h 0m$25.89
FlixBus US324h 42m$35.05
Greyhound175h 41m$39.45
Megabus174h 42m$27.26
OurBus24h 33m$18.84
Peter Pan Lines134h 50m$27.75
The Jet24h 6m$132.87
Tripper Bus24h 58m$50.10
Wanda Coach54h 21m$36.92
Washington Deluxe24h 45m$41.78
  • BestBus is known for offering affordable bus tickets to destinations across the Northeast, including Washington and New York, with 3 daily trips on average. BestBus is green-certified, offers free Wi-Fi and water onboard, and earned the #1 spot as a Students' Favorite and a Commuters’ Favorite in the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Awards.

  • BestBus Prime is the luxury bus service offered by BestBus, delivering a business class-level of service throughout the Northeast. BestBus Prime provides free water to all passengers, free Wi-Fi, squeaky-clean restrooms, and 110V outlets under every seat. So relax in comfortable, extra-wide leather seats, stretch out in the extra legroom, and enjoy free movie streaming while BestBus Prime takes you to your destination.

  • Book CoachRun from Washington to New York from $11. Typically there is one CoachRun schedule per day from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to New York. In Washington, CoachRun departs to New York from 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE . In New York, CoachRun arrives at 127 East Broadway .

    An average trip on CoachRun from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, CoachRun offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to New York.

  • 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 32 trips per day from Washington to New York, 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 17 bus trips from Washington to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 41 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $9.

  • Book Megabus from Washington to New York from $6. There are 17 trips per day offered by Megabus from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to New York. In Washington, Megabus departs to New York from Union Station . In New York, Megabus arrives at New York W 34th St & 12th Ave .

    An average trip on Megabus from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 42 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 23 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to New York.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $14, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Washington to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Washington to New York from $15. There are 13 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from Union Station . In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 50 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 18 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to New York.

  • Although still in its infancy, The Jet Coach is shaking up bus travel by providing luxury services at affordable prices. With leather-clad Hoverseats, 6 feet of leg room, and complimentary in-seat drink and snack service, you get the luxury of a private jet with the affordability of bus travel.

  • Tripper Bus is a bus service based in the New York City area, offering high-quality bus rides at affordable costs. The company provides intercity bus transportation between NYC and Arlington, VA, and Bethesda, MD. The service is famous for its cheap tickets, convenient travel times, and great amenities, including free WiFi, electrical outlets, and entertainment services. The carrier's buses pull up close to transit stops, making it extra convenient for you to move around.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $20 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Washington and New York.

  • Washington Deluxe is committed to providing passengers safety and comfort on its routes between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Each bus features a wide range of luxury amenities such as free onboard WiFi and electrical outlets to stay well-connected. Washington Deluxe usually offers 2 bus trips from Washington to New York every day, with ticket prices as low as .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 204 miles from Washington DC to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to New York at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 91 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 88 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to New York; ticket prices start at $20.00.

City Information

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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

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Main departure 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

  • Union Station

  • 2230 New York Ave NE

  • Dupont Cir MA Ave

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

  • Metro Ctr - Washington DC

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

  • 1610 Connecticut Ave NW

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Main arrival station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Buses arrive in New York at 15 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 417 W 34th St

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • 103 Canal St

  • 381 11th Ave

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Opp 320 W 31st St/btwn 8th & 9th Ave.

  • Hudson Yards

  • 127 East Broadway

  • 40 Empire Blvd

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

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