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Washington DC - Wilmington Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Wilmington. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Wilmington usually takes around 4 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Shortest duration2h 50m
Cheapest price$23.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington to Wilmington

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

John

February 23, 2020- Vacation

BoltBus

It was $20 for the Bolt vs $100 each for the train - and we arrived 45 minutes later than we would have if we had taken the train.... The bus driver was a very safe driver and we felt comfortable and secure during our trip home. We will never take the train again!!!

It was $20 for the Bolt vs $100 each for the train - and we arrived 45 minutes later than we would have if we had taken the train.... The bus driver was a very safe driver and we felt comfortable and secure during our trip home. We will never take the train again!!!

5.0

Girijashanker

October 19, 2019- Business

BoltBus

Pros: The bus was reasonably clean and a good price too. Started on time and reached the destination on time. Cons: USB charging ports for the smart phones will be helpful. Tips: I would definitely encourage other travelers to try Bolt bus services, if they haven't don...

Pros: The bus was reasonably clean and a good price too. Started on time and reached the destination on time. Cons: USB charging ports for the smart phones will be helpful. Tips: I would definitely encourage other travelers to try Bolt bus services, if they haven't done already.

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5.0

Santhi Kumari

July 19, 2019- Visiting friends

BoltBus

Cons: For the first time travels Staff just told that we should wait at the bolt bus line. there is nobody to tell me that the bus was late. I saw at least 15 members are in the same situation. Couple of people miss the bus because they are waiting in another line. Hop...

Cons: For the first time travels Staff just told that we should wait at the bolt bus line. there is nobody to tell me that the bus was late. I saw at least 15 members are in the same situation. Couple of people miss the bus because they are waiting in another line. Hope you will keep the information somewhere for the first time travelers. And show the schedule number somewhere so travelers can wait at the right bus. I waited one hour in the line. Waiting times should be improved. Tips: First time travelers, go to the bus station at least 20 min before and ask the staff where you should wait and how to check if the bus is on-time or late , find if the they have an app use it.

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5.0

Stéphanie Linda

July 12, 2019- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: the quite in my wagon. Cons: the arrival on time.

Pros: the quite in my wagon. Cons: the arrival on time.

3.0

Pamela

May 23, 2019- Regular commuter

Greyhound

The wifi is poor can't use my ipad.Lots of noise for few passengers.The toilet smell was too strong

The wifi is poor can't use my ipad.Lots of noise for few passengers.The toilet smell was too strong

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

The average price for a bus ticket to Wilmington is $27.80, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Washington DC. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to Wilmington is expected to range from $25 to $37. If you are looking to travel to Wilmington within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $26. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $25 and can be found on June 2, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Washington DC to Wilmington by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $28 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $10.43 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Wilmington?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound54h 55m$30.35
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 5 bus trips from Washington to Wilmington every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 55 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Wilmington usually start from $23.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Wilmington during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Washington to Wilmington?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 99 miles from Washington DC to Wilmington. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Wilmington. 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Wilmington, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Wilmington every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Wilmington, DE; ticket prices start at $17.00.

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, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

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 Wilmington?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 100 French St

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Wilmington.

All bus stations in Wilmington:

  • Bus Terminal - 100 French St

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