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Bus Trip Information: Washington DC to Atlanta

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Atlanta. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Atlanta usually takes around 14 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance542 mi (873 km)
Shortest duration10h 50m
Cheapest price$39.99
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington to Atlanta

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Ogirima

August 21, 2021- Regular commuter

PandaNY Bus

Efficiency

Efficiency

5.0

Oluwakemi

July 29, 2021- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Great

Great

5.0

JAMEKA

June 15, 2021- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: The driver drove pretty well. Cons: Just to make sure every one is following safety guidelines. Tips: Bring your sanitizing supplies.

Pros: The driver drove pretty well. Cons: Just to make sure every one is following safety guidelines. Tips: Bring your sanitizing supplies.

4.0

Shawn

April 28, 2021- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Driver did not speak English. Cons: Have your driver speak English and clean the toilet.

Pros: Driver did not speak English. Cons: Have your driver speak English and clean the toilet.

5.0

William

April 24, 2021- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Had to make A funeral. The trip was priced at a good price. It was safe however it was late A little wasn't bad of a late. Cons: The Drivers can be A little more friendly. Tips: Just don't expect to much but it's pretty good.

Pros: Had to make A funeral. The trip was priced at a good price. It was safe however it was late A little wasn't bad of a late. Cons: The Drivers can be A little more friendly. Tips: Just don't expect to much but it's pretty good.

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

The average price for a bus ticket to Atlanta is $64.32, On this route bus tickets are priced higher than other routes, even so it is likely a better deal than flying or driving to Atlanta and a lot less hassle as well. 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

$90$60$30JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to Atlanta is expected to range from $65 to $76. If you are looking to travel to Atlanta within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $65. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $65 and can be found on January 31, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $59 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Atlanta in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $68 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

$125$100$75$50$253020100

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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $33.33 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Atlanta?

There are 3 bus lines from Washington DC to Atlanta available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 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
FlixBus US212h 28m$43.35
Greyhound517h 54m$83.94
PandaNY Bus411h 35m$70.10
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 2 trips per day from Washington to Atlanta, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 Atlanta every day, with the average journey taking around 17 hours and 54 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlanta usually start from $72.

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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 Atlanta, with prices starting from $70.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Atlanta 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 Atlanta?

The bus takes an average of 14 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 542 miles from Washington DC to Atlanta. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 50 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

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 Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Atlanta each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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.

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.

Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

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

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

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Main arrival station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • 211 Peachtree St. SW

  • MARTA Civic Center

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