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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Newark. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Newark usually takes around one hour and 59 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance87 mi (140 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price$18.99
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Washington to Newark

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Victor

September 26, 2023- Visiting friends

FlixBus US

Loved the trip, the driver was quite engaging advising the passengers on the amenities available. We were also advised on the expected late arrival due to traffic.

5.0

Megan

February 14, 2020- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: Smooth travel process! Cons: Better direction on where to board. Tips: The time of day and day of the week can make a big difference on the length of your trip! My travels on a Friday evening took significantly longer than my travels on a Sunday afternoon.

5.0

Bader

November 19, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: The wifi was good enough ans restroom is clean. Bus driver is friendly. And the bus its self is good ans comfortable. Cons: Faster internet if possible. Tips: Ourbus is very good.

4.0

April

October 18, 2019- Visiting family

OurBus

good

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Washington DC to Newark cost $21.49 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.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Washington DC to Newark is usually cheapest in September, when the average ticket price is only $20. If you're planning to take the bus from Washington DC to Newark during May, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $50. 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 21 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $3.41 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Newark?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Washington DC to Newark. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US41h 59m$24.27
  • 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 4 trips per day from Washington to Newark, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 59 minutes to cover the 87 miles from Washington DC to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Newark at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Washington DC to Newark without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Newark, DE; ticket prices start at $6.00.

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.

Newark

Newark, Delaware, is a small city packed with history and culture. The picturesque Historic Courthouse, which dates to the 18th century, boasts an impressive stone exterior and a Tiffany glass skylight inside. The Iron Hill School Museum is exactly what it says on the tin: a museum in a historic schoolhouse on Iron Hill. The small building is filled to the brim with natural history exhibits and Native American artifacts. For those too cool for school, swing by the free Mineralogical Museum on the University of Delaware campus for one of the best mineral, crystal, and gem collections in the U.S.

Newark is also known for its excellent dining at places like Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, the Stone Balloon Ale House, or Home Grown Cafe. When you’re ready to work off those meals, visit Glasgow Park Trail, with a basketball court, tennis court, and a general exercise area. The Newark Shopping Center is the local go-to for eating and shopping, or take a drive out to Christiana Mall between Newark and Wilmington for more options.

Amtrak connects the city to Philadelphia, Newark (the other one), and Baltimore from the Newark Train Station, right next to the University of Delaware campus. Flixbus also has service across Delaware, with routes connecting Newark to Boston, Charlotte, and Greensboro.

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 Newark?

Main arrival station: 10 Mopar Dr

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

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 10 Mopar Dr

  • Delaware Welcome Center (Southbound)

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