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Journey Information

There are 33 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Hartford. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Hartford usually takes around 9 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance302 mi (487 km)
Shortest duration7h 20m
Cheapest price$39.98
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Washington to Hartford

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Sharler

April 28, 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I could relax and even get some sleep along the way. Cons: Didn’t have any issues. Tips: Choose Peterpan , you will not regret it.

5.0

Simon

November 12, 2023- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Safety. Cons: Everything is covered. Tips: Excitement.

5.0

Ryan

September 18, 2023- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Got me there. They turned off lights. Cons: There was no AC!

4.0

Theodore

June 23, 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was very enjoyable as this was my first time trip with Peter Pan. Cons: There's enough room for more service. Tips: Not now.

5.0

Liliana

April 7, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Cons: Enforcing people to stay on their sits and to not switch seats when stopping for a break. Tips: Leave something behind when stopping for the 15min break for someone might take your seat.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Washington DC to Hartford cost $62.26 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Washington DC to Hartford is expected to be between $56 and $80. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 25, 2024, when tickets are available for July 25, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $64.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Washington DC to Hartford, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $53. However, taking the bus from Washington DC to Hartford during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $84. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

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 28 days in advance to save up to $28.89.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Hartford?

There are 3 bus lines from Washington DC to Hartford available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 25 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 US39h 52m$81.87
Greyhound69h 48m$75.89
Peter Pan Lines258h 53m$80.27
  • 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 Washington to Hartford, 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 6 bus trips from Washington to Hartford every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 48 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Hartford usually start from $40.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Washington to Hartford from $49. There are 25 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Washington DC to Hartford and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Hartford. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines departs to Hartford from Union Station . In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 7 other stations.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Washington to Hartford takes 8 hours and 53 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Hartford in 7 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 33 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Hartford.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 302 miles from Washington DC to Hartford. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 20 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 Hartford. 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Hartford, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 33 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Hartford 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 Washington DC to Hartford, CT; ticket prices start at $53.00.

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.

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.

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

Where does the bus arrive in Hartford?

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Main arrival 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

  • Pearl and Ann St.

  • Pearl and Lewis St

  • State St

  • Asylum St. At Bushnell Park

  • Pearl and Trumbull St

  • Central Row at Old State House

  • 419 Asylum Street (Across Union Sta)

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