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Washington DC - New Haven Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to New Haven. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to New Haven usually takes around 8 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance273 mi (440 km)
Shortest duration6h 15m
Cheapest price$29.48
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Washington to New Haven

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Sriharsha

June 9, 2024- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Forgot my bad on the bus and they promptly returned it that day itself.

5.0

Adeline

December 31, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Arriving on time was very good thing to me I was so happy because my family was waiting for me at the station and I didn’t make them wait for me even a minute. Congratulation guys. Cons: Everything good. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Emily

October 3, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: We arrived 20 minutes early which was unexpected and pleasant. Cons: Windshield wipers were really noisy. Tips: For an overnight bus bring an eye mask so the streetlights don’t bother you while you try to sleep.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Washington DC to New Haven cost $45.87 on average. Tickets cheaper than $45.87 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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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Washington DC to New Haven is expected to be between $42 and $66. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 9, 2024, when tickets are available for July 9, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $45.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Washington DC to New Haven 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 $42. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $72, 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 $26.88 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to New Haven?

There are 3 bus lines from Washington DC to New Haven available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 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 US88h 48m$60.11
Greyhound39h 21m$62.48
Peter Pan Lines67h 25m$53.94
  • 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 8 trips per day from Washington to New Haven, 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 3 bus trips from Washington to New Haven every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 21 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New Haven usually start from $29.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Washington to New Haven from $41. There are 6 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Washington DC to New Haven and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New Haven. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines departs to New Haven from Union Station . In New Haven, Peter Pan Lines arrives at New Hvn Bus Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Washington to New Haven takes 7 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New Haven in 6 hours and 15 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 273 miles from Washington DC to New Haven. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 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.

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to New Haven 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 Haven, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to New Haven 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 Washington DC to New Haven, CT; ticket prices start at $43.00.

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 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.

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

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

Where does the bus arrive in New Haven?

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Main arrival station: New Hvn Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in New Haven.

All bus stations in New Haven:

  • New Hvn Bus Station

  • Union Station Parking Garage

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