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Journey Information

Washington DC to Hartford bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$38.00
Shortest Duration7h 20m
Trips per day2
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Hartford right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Does the bus take you directly from Washington DC to Hartford?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Washington DC to Hartford. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $43.11 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Hartford. Buses from Hartford to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $43.11 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $45.60 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 302 miles (487 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Hartford, CT. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Washington DC to Hartford. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Hartford; ticket prices start at $41.00.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Hartford?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Washington, District of Columbia to Hartford, Connecticut. However, each company only runs one bus per day. We've compiled their average prices and journey times for easy comparison:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound18h 58m$62.23
Peter Pan Lines17h 21m$45.00

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Most buses depart from the main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Hartford?

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Hartford, Connecticut:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Hartford

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepOct

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Hartford, CT
4.0
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
4.0
Value
2.0
Condition
4.0
Tim
3.0
July 12, 2019Vacation
Pros
Everything is ok , but the bus delayed for 4 hours, which made all customers unbelievable. We just hope it will never happen again.
Cons
Please try not to delay too long
Tips
I will still like travel by bus

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.7
Value
4.0
Condition
4.7
Michael
4.0
January 2, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
30 min late start but arrived to our destination only 5 min behind schedule.
Cons
I have back problems and would’ve liked if the seats had more low back support.

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