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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Atlanta. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Atlanta usually takes around 14 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance542 mi (873 km)
Shortest duration12h 10m
Cheapest price$24.73
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Washington to Atlanta

(Based on 24 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Antwaun

January 18, 2024- Business

FlixBus US

Pros: The sites and views of other states. Cons: The smell on the bus coming from the bathroom. Tips: Bring good dnd enjoy the ride.

5.0

Lateesha

January 3, 2024- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Quiet, Heat and Cool. Cons: Comfortability of the seats.

4.0

DeShaun

December 9, 2023- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: The price, travel time, helpful and courteous driver. Cons: Bus seats.

5.0

Samuel

May 4, 2023- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Cleaner.

5.0

Amanda

March 24, 2023- Business

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Thankfully i had the seat pair to myself. One of the drivers was the same driver my first Panda experience a few weeks on who got spat on by a very rude passenger. I almost stopped riding with Panda it was all together awful and I hope the driver was compensated.. seriously because the way he chose to handle it was very different from how it could have been. Cons: WIFI!!!! or please do not advertise it if it will not be GUARANTEED. Also Make it obvious where outlets are.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Washington DC to Atlanta cost $38.65 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.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Washington DC to Atlanta is expected to be between $42 and $65. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 3, 2024, when tickets are available for July 3, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $43.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Washington DC to Atlanta is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $43. If you're planning to take the bus from Washington DC to Atlanta during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $82. 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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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 26 days in advance to save $62.07 or more on your 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 6 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 US512h 55m$58.41
Greyhound616h 36m$55.28
Megabus112h 55m$54.81
  • 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 5 trips per day from Washington to Atlanta, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 6 bus trips from Washington to Atlanta every day, with the average journey taking around 16 hours and 36 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlanta usually start from $20.

  • Book Megabus from Washington to Atlanta from $25. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Washington DC to Atlanta and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Atlanta. In Washington, Megabus departs to Atlanta from Union Station . In Atlanta, Megabus arrives at Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St .

    An average trip on Megabus from Washington to Atlanta takes 12 hours and 55 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Atlanta in 12 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Atlanta.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 14 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 542 miles from Washington DC to Atlanta. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 10 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Atlanta 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am 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.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Atlanta 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 Atlanta without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Atlanta, GA; ticket prices start at $108.00.

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.

Atlanta

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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

  • Union Station

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

  • MARTA Civic Center

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