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Journey Information

Washington DC to Atlanta, GA bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$50.00
Shortest Duration16h 55m
Trips per day7
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Atlanta right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $57.50 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Atlanta. Buses from Atlanta to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $57.50 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $40.66 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 18 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 542 miles (873 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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 Atlanta. 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Atlanta, 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta, GA; ticket prices start at $106.00.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Atlanta?

There is one bus company that operates from Washington DC to Atlanta. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound718h 28m$69.85

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Most buses depart from the main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Atlanta

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA
Based on 10 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 9 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 29, 2019Vacation
It is a great trip we love the country side of US. We had the opportunity of seeing the Agro and industrial areas of America. A lot of sightseeing along the road
To improve on entertainment
My wife said she would always prefer to travel by road
December 17, 2019Visiting family
less wait time at bus station
July 24, 2019Visiting family
The rest room was smelling really bad but I understand it's coming from far and it's a lot of people that uses it.
July 20, 2019Visiting friends
We arrived to destination. It was air conditioning in the bus.
My seat was broken and I sat up the entire trip. Also the bus driver said 10 minutes to use the bathroom but there were three stalls and a very long line of women with me at the end of the line. The driver pulled off and left me but he drove around back to get me. I’l...More
Try not to argue and loud talk the entire trip. And use your headphones when playing music.
June 27, 2019Visiting family
The ac was not working properly. The bus was hot and everyone was complaining. He would turn it off to load. I felt like I was going to pass out several times.

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