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Washington DC - Jacksonville Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Jacksonville. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Jacksonville usually takes around 18 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance648 mi (1043 km)
Shortest duration12h 15m
Cheapest price$86.00
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

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

The average price for a bus ticket to Jacksonville is $102.32, Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus is one of the most eco-concious way to travel on this route. 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

$120$80$40MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to Jacksonville is expected to range from $98 to $114. If you are looking to travel to Jacksonville within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $100. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $98 and can be found on June 8, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $67 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Jacksonville in February, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $94 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

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 25 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $61.91 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Jacksonville?

There are 3 bus lines from Washington DC to Jacksonville available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Greyhound41d 1h 17m$108.71
PandaNY Bus112h 15m$100.73
Wanda Coach212h 45m$105.83
  • 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 4 bus trips from Washington to Jacksonville every day, with the average journey taking around 25 hours and 17 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Jacksonville usually start from $86.

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  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Washington to Jacksonville, with prices starting from $100.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 2 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $100 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Washington and Jacksonville.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville?

The bus takes an average of 18 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 648 miles from Washington DC to Jacksonville. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 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.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Jacksonville 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Jacksonville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Jacksonville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 Jacksonville, FL; ticket prices start at $102.00.

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.

Jacksonville

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Jacksonville, or simply "Jax," is the largest city by area in the continental United States. Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, this sunny city along the St Johns River also boasts 22 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, coastal cuisine, and many historic neighborhoods to explore.

Natural beauty is king in Jacksonville, and where better to soak in some of the Sunshine State's outdoor wonders than the beach? Try Little Talbot Island for beachcombing or fishing, Big Talbot Island for exploring wetlands and marshes, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for surfing. If you don't have the patience for birdwatching in the wild, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let you get up-close and personal with over 2,400 animals.

To take a break from the sun's rays, head indoors to one of Jacksonville's many eclectic museums. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens combines European-inspired gardens with an impressive collection of fine art, while the Museum of Science and History is worth a stop for its planetarium alone. On Saturdays, you wouldn’t want to miss the Riverside Arts Market where artisans and farmers set up stalls along the river, and you can catch live music, food trucks and even free yoga.

Jacksonville is easily accessed by air, train, or bus, and connects Florida to locations throughout the South. Amtrak's Jacksonville train station is located in the northern outskirts of the city, and most bus service in and out of Jacksonville conveniently departs from the JTA Intercity Bus Terminal in the heart of downtown.

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

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Where does the bus arrive in Jacksonville?

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Main arrival station: JTA Intercity Bus Terminal

The modern, light-filled Intercity Bus Terminal at 1111 W Forsyth Street in Jacksonville helps travelers reach destinations throughout Florida and the Southern United States. Bus service to and from Jacksonville’s primary station is operated by Red Coach, Greyhound, and Jefferson Lines. The station is located in the downtown business district and, as the city’s central transportation hub, includes connections to the Skyway monorail as well as rental bike services and taxi services. You’ll find a cafe and grill onsite so you can grab a meal or take snacks to go.

All bus stations in Jacksonville:

  • JTA Intercity Bus Terminal

  • 10142 Philips Highway

  • 10420 Philips Hwy

  • 570 Busch Dr (Gate Station)

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